Research team

The power of academia

Four of Finland’s leading universities join forces in RELIEF to promote a just green transition.

Niko Soininen
Project leader and leader of WP1
  • Professor of Environmental Law and Member of the Governmental Expert Panel for Sustainable Development in Finland

  • UEF Law School and CCEEL

Kaisa Huhta
  • Associate Professor of European Law and Academy of Finland postdoctoral fellow

  • UEF Law School
Anni Kärkkäinen
  • Doctoral Researcher in Law
  • UEF Law School
Anssi Keinänen
  • Professor of Legislative and Empirical Legal Studies
  • UEF Law School
Niko Vartiainen
  • University Lecturer in Legislative Studies
  • UEF Law School
Arto Hietaniemi
  • Project Researcher

  • UEF Law School
Ismo Pölönen
  • Professor of Environmental Law

  • UEF Law School
Hanna Partinen
Project administration
  • University Teacher and Doctoral Researcher

  • UEF Law School
Jenna Vänttinen
Project administration
  • Law Student
  • UEF Law School
Seita Vesa
Vice-PI, interaction leader
  • Research Professor and Professor of Enviromental Law

  • SYKE and CCEEL

Antti Belinskij
  • Research Professor and Professor of Enviromental Law

  • SYKE and UEF
Outi Penttilä
  • Senior Policy Researcher
  • SYKE
Katja Kurki
  • Researcher

  • SYKE
Niina Pykäläinen
Project administration
  • Coordinator
  • SYKE

Marko Keskinen
  • Associate Professor of water governance
  • Aalto University
Essi Huotari
  • Doctoral researcher in Water and Environmental Engineering

  • Aalto University
Petri Uusikylä
  • Research Director
  • University of Vaasa
Harri Jalonen
  • Professor of Social and Health Management

  • University of Vaasa
Jari Autioniemi
  • Postdoctoral researcher in Social and Health Management

  • University of Vaasa
Rose Thompson Coon
  • Project researcher in Social and Health Management
  • University of Vaasa

International collaborators

Our allies for success

Seven international universities that support and collaborate with our project.