Miikka Pyykkönen JYU
Pyykkönen specializes in cultural policy, creative economy and ethnopolitics, but his research interests cover also entrepreneurship, cultural participation of youth, government and governance, and social theory. Pyykkönen leads and co-leads several research and teaching development projects, subprojects and work packages: Lookout – osaamisen uudet suunnat (The European Social Fund, 1.8.2021–31.5.2023), R-YOUCULT – A “room” of their own – training cultural workers for facilitating rural youth culture (Erasmus+, 1.3.2022–31.12.2023), and Keskisuomalaiset nuoret ja kulttuuriosallistuminen (Ministry of Education and Culture and the city of Jyväskylä, 1.9.2021–30.6.2022). Between 2018 and 2021 he was the vice-head (in charge of educational affairs) of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. He is the chair of the board of Foundation for Cultural Policy Research.
creative economy, cultural participation of young people, cultural policy, entrepreneurship, ethnopolitics, government and governance, social theory