PERLATampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research PERLA is a multidisciplinary research centre that builds bridges and cooperates with researchers and societal actors of the field. PERLA was founded in 2014 and its horisontal operation consists of maintaining a researcher network, composing ideas for research projects, organising teaching events such as open research seminars. Further, PERLA informs and keeps in touch with other actors of the field. Through its function, PERLA is contributing to multidisciplinary research, connecting people and enhancing the discussion about children, youth and family.

PERLA is carrying out the strategy 2016–2020 of the University of Tampere through its high-level multidisciplinary research, teaching based on topical research and social activity. PERLA is coordinated by the multidisciplinary board composed of University of Tampere’s staff members. PERLA’s guideline is the strategy 2016–2020 developed by the board members.


PERLA’s history                    

Childhood, youth and family research has a long reaching tradition at the University of Tampere. In 2001, PERLA was established as a research network for childhood and family studies. Ever since, PERLA has connected, strengthened and advanced research and teaching around childhood, youth and family at the University of Tampere. Originally having an emphasis on the social sciences, PERLA began its activities through the collaboration of researchers from the fields of social psychology, sociology and social work. Since 2002, the unit acted as the official unit of childhood and family research at the University of Tampere. In 2011, PERLA broadened its thematic field onto youth research and this focus came to be included in the name of the unit. In 2014, the unit was reorganized into a multidisciplinary research centre for childhood, youth and family research.


ADDRESS                                                        

PERLA – TAMPERE CENTRE FOR CHILDHOOD, YOUTH AND FAMILY

Linna building, 5th floor
Kalevantie 5
33100 Tampere, postal address 33014 University of Tampere


PERLA’S EMAIL ADDRESS                         

perla@uta.fi


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PERLA MAILING LIST                                 

 perla-list@uta.fi

This e-mail list is for all researchers of childhood, youth and family, those who work with children and young people as well as everyone interested in the field. The list is national; be aware that most of the content is in finnish!

Joining the mailing list: 

To join the list, you need to send a message (without a subject) to the university e-mail list manager server located at listserv@uta.fi

On the first line of the message, type SUBSCRIBE perla-list Your first name Your second name

After this, you should receive a message welcoming you to the list. It may take some time for this message to arrive.

Unsubscribing from the mailing list:

To sign off from the PERLA-list, send a message (without a subject) to the university e-mail list manager server located at listserv@uta.fi

On the first line of the message type UNSUBSCRIBE perla-list

After this, you should receive a message telling you have been unsubscribed from the list. It may take some time for this message to arrive.