Research within the Finnish Youth Research Network consists of projects of various scope and duration, with around 20–25 researchers involved in these projects annually. The research activities are organised into focus areas that represent the themes and goals of the research projects and reflect the key perspectives of the Finnish Youth Research Network’s high-level scientific research and social responsibility.
- Generational relations, life course and transitions
- Democracy, equality, inequality
- Youth work, youth activities, services for young people
- Regular data collection
The first three focus areas are thematic and the last two are defined on more organisational-focused principles. The research carried out by the Centre of Expertise for Youth Research forms its own, separate area on the basis of its funding and research. The regular data collection activities form a permanent area of the Finnish Youth Research Network producing quantitative and qualitative monitoring data on young people.