The board of directors is the highest governing authority of the Finnish Youth Research Society.

The Society’s Board of Directors consists of a chairperson and between six and ten regular members and three deputy members. Members of the board are elected annually.

Board 2023


  • Petri Paju (The Central Union for Child Welfare)

Regular members

  • Sanna Aaltonen (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Minna Laiti (University of Turku)
  • Marko Manninen (Finnish institute for health and welfare)
  • Antti Maunu (SP Antti Maunu)
  • Jussi Ronkainen (Juvenia – Youth Research and Development Centre, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences)
  • YTM, tutkija Eeva Sinisalo-Juha (The Youth Work Centre of Expertise Kentauri)
  • Tarja Tolonen (University of Helsinki)
  • Tiina Valkendorff (University of Helsinki)
  • Susanna Ågren (University of Tampere)

Deputy members

  • Juha Nieminen (University of Tampere)
  • Sari Näre (University of Helsinki)
  • Noora Pyyry (University of Helsinki)