On this page you will find information on our progress and results, such as articles, blogs, policy briefs and impact stories.

Please note, that what you will find on this page is only part of what we have produced. A more comprehensive compilation can be found on our Finnish-language pages. We strive to gradually translate key outputs that are in Finnish to English.

Impact stories are yearly reports that describe the research and interaction carried out in SILE-project.


Scientific articles (peer-reviewed)

Seuri, O., Katainen, A. & Toivanen, P. (2023) Blurring boundaries of expert knowledge and stakeholder agenda – News media as a knowledge broker in the Finnish alcohol policy debate. SSM – Qualitative Research in Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmqr.2023.100355

Tiitinen, L., Harrikari, T., Saraniemi, S., Romakkaniemi, M., & Fiorentino, V. (2023) Home School at the Edge of Chaos During the Lockdown: Social Workers’ Perspectives. Children and Youth Services Review, 25 October 2023, 107250.

Nieminen, K. & Sarasoja, L. (2023) Epistemic othering: The Interplay of Knowledges in Legislative Drafting. Journal of Law and Society 2023;50: 322–343. DOI: 10.1111/jols.12443

Saraniemi, S., Harrikari, T., Fiorentino, V., Romakkaniemi, M., Tiitinen, L., & Leppiaho, T. (2023). ‘I have built an office for myself in the sauna’ – The well-being of social workers in liminal space during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemicInternational Social Work0(0).  https://doi.org/10.1177/00208728231186519

Rantala, K., Alasuutari, N. & Kuorikoski, J. (2023) The logic of regulatory impact assessment: From evidence to evidential reasoning. Regulation & Governancehttps://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12542

Romakkaniemi, M., Kivistö M., Harrikari T., Fiorentino V., Leppiaho T., & Hautala S. (2023) Emerging opportunities for relationship-based social work? Finnish social workers’ reflections on utilising digital environments during two phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, European Journal of Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2023.2196374

Esko, T., & Koulu, R. (2022). Rethinking research on social harms in an algorithmic contextJustice, Power and Resistance5(3), 307–313. 

Harrikari, T., Mooney, J., Adusumalli, M., McFadden, P., & Leppiaho, T. (Eds.). (2023). Social Work During COVID-19: Glocal Perspectives and Implications for the Future of Social Work (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003374374 

Unlu, A., Tammi, T., & Hakkarainen, P. (2023). Stakeholders’ Problematisation of Drug Consumption Rooms: A Case Study of the Policy Initiative in HelsinkiJournal of Drug Issues53(2), 262–279. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220426221093609

Saraniemi, S., Harrikari, T., Fiorentino, V., Romakkaniemi, M., & Tiitinen, L. (2022). Silenced Coffee Rooms—The Changes in Social Capital within Social Workers’ Work Communities during the First Wave of the COVID-19 PandemicChallenges13(1), 8.  

Fiorentino, V., Romakkaniemi, M., Harrikari, T., Saraniemi, S., & Tiitinen, L. (2022). Towards digitally mediated social work – the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on encountering clients in social workQualitative Social Work, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/14733250221075603

Malik, H. M., Viljanen, M., Lepinkäinen, N. & Alvesalo-Kuusi, A. . (2022) Dynamics of Social Harms in an Algorithmic ContextInternational Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 11(1), 182-195. doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.2141

Unlu, A., Demiroz, F., Tammi, T., & Hakkarainen, P. (2021). The Complexity of Drug Consumption Room Policy and Progress in FinlandContemporary Drug Problems48(2), 151–167.

Harrikari, T., Romakkaniemi, M., Tiitinen L. & Ovaskainen, S. (2021). Pandemic and Social Work: Exploring Finnish Social Workers’  Experiences through a SWOT-analysisBritish Journal of Social Work 51 (5).

Romakkaniemi, M., Harrikari, T., Saraniemi, S., Tiitinen, L. & Fiorentino, V. (2021). ‘Bonding, bridging and linking the last resort tailboard’: Shifts in social workers’ professional positions and mobilizing adaptive capital during the coronavirus pandemicNordic Social Work Research, 1-14.

Blogs and other articles

Susanna Lundell & Maija Helminen: Consultation of prisoners on the reform of the Imprisonment Act

Kati Rantala: Who are the silent agents in law drafting and why SILE only focuses to some of them?

Policy Briefs

Alitalo, O., Vanto, J., Peltoniemi, N. & Alvesalo-Kuusi, A. (22.3.2023) Asylum seekers as information providers in law-drafting. Consultation pilot of individuals applying for a residence permit as minors. 

Other outputs


Summary of SILE’s Breaking the Silence II -webinar for SCOs (Dec 8th 2021)


Summary of SILE's webinar for law drafters (MAY 10th 2022)

Impact stories


Impact story 1/2021


Impact story 2/2021