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Finnish Conference on Research on Family and Personal Relationships 2024

Theme: Personal relationships on the move
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  • Economy and society
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Kuopio campus, Snellmania building
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Yliopistonranta 8 E
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Welcome to the Finnish Conference on Research on Families and Personal Relationships (fmr. Family Research Conference) in Kuopio. The conference is organised in collaboration with the Finnish Society for Research on Families and Personal Relationships and the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland. The theme of the 2024 conference is "Personal relationships on the move". 

Researchers, students, professionals working with families, NGOs, policymakers and anyone interested in family and personal relationships are all warmly welcome to participate.

The theme of the conference emphasizes flexibility and dynamic character of contemporary family and personal relationships which sets new requirements for professionals working in the field. 

Please see detailed information on the research conference on the web pages.



Thursday 25.4.

11.00 – 14.00 Registration

13.15 – 13.30 Opening of the conference and greetings from the university

13.30 – 13.45 Haukkala Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award

13.45 – 14.00 Acceptance speech by the award winner

14.00 – 14.45 Dr. Shruti Chaudry, University of Edinburgh: Navigating Cultural Intimacies: Long-lasting Friendships in the Scottish South Asian Diasporas

14.45 – 15.00 Discussion

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00 Workshop 1

17.05 – 18.35 Workshop 2

19.30 Conference dinner (Restaurant Skilla)

Friday 26.4.

9.00 – 10.30 Workshop 3

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 – 11.15 Postdoctoral researcher Annukka Lahti, University of Eastern Finland: Liikuttavat läheisyydet, etuoikeudet ja eriarvoisuudet – posthumanistinen näkökulma suhteisiin ja eroihin

11.15 – 11.30 Discussion

11.30 – 12.30 Lunch

12.30 – 13.00 Doctor responsible for child psychiatry Anita Puustjärvi, Kuopio University Hospital: Yhteistyössä on voimaa – lapsen koulunkäyntikyvyn tukeminen

13.00 – 13.15 Discussion

13.15 – 13.30 the Finnish Society for Research on Families and Personal Relationships master’s thesis award, speech of the award winner and closing of the conference