Updated 28.01.2021

Katri Halonen

Principal Lecturer

PhD (sociology, cultural policy), Phil.Lic. (musicology)

School of Cultural Services and Music

Cultural management, project leadership and facilitating
Katri Halonen

Responsibilities and tasks

Project manager for national ESF-social inclusion projects coordination and national coordinator of ASSET project aiming at boosting theatre marketing. Principal lecturer working mostly with master-level thesis supervision and futures and leadership teaching.


Running EU-funded projects since Finland joined the EU. Lately worked with futures forecasting (Producer 2020, Toive, Klerot), different innovation structures (CoINNO) and building multidiscplinary co-working networkks (Creative and Inclusive Finland). At the moment working as a project manager for national Osuma – The Inclusive Finland that coordinates the work of nationa ESF inclusion projects http://osuma.metropolia.fi/en/homepage/

Degrees, certifications and courses

Diploma in Vocational Teacher's Educaction, European Diploma in Cultural Project Management (Unesco/ Marchell Hichter foudnation), Specialist Qualification in Management, Digital Design diploma

Language skills

English: Excellent Swedish: Advanced Spanish: Intermediate French: Intermediate Danish: Beginner Hungarian: Beginner


My list of publications can be found at



I get my energy from surprising encounters, wicked challanges and co-working. Key characters in my actions are strong future orientation and agile development. I am interested in cultral intermediaries, attitude and network leadership,  co-development processes, inclusion and social innovations and valorisation mechnisms of project results.