Expert panel

The task of the expert panel is to represent and develop the foundation’s expertise in child and youth work. The panel keeps up with research and practical applications in the field and familiarises itself with upcoming child and youth work projects at the request of the board.

  • Fanny Vilmilä, Chair – Youth Research Network, researcher
  • Marjatta Bardy, freelance non-fiction writer and research professor emerita (THL)
  • Sini Bask, Stadin avoin ammattiopisto, head teacher
  • Matti Cantell, Setlementtiliitto, unit director
  • Eila Kauppinen, University of Helsinki, researcher
  • Tomi Kiilakoski, Youth Research Network
  • Antti Kivijärvi, University of Eastern Finland / Joensuu
  • Nelli Kuokka, VALO, director
  • Päivi Känkänen, THL, special expert
  • Sofia Laine, Youth Research Network
  • Sami Myllyniemi, Youth Research Network
  • Ilona Niinikangas, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, museum lecturer
  • Ulla Nord, Me Foundation, director
  • Micke Renlund, theatre educator and director
  • Sanna Ryynänen, University of Eastern Finland / Kuopio, university lecturer
  • Arto Salonen, University of Helsinki, docent
  • Markus Talvio, University of Helsinki