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Laura Salmela

Research Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland



Laura Salmela, MSSc in International Relations, is a research scientist in risk management at VTT. Her recent works have focused on border management and customs control with a particular focus on process development and inter-agency cooperation at border crossings.

Prior to her career at VTT, Laura was involved in several national and international research projects in the areas of energy policy and security studies at the University of Tampere, the Finnish National Defence University and the Finland Futures Research Centre.

In 2008, Laura worked as a civil servant in the visa department at the Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Innovative border control processes and organisation

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