Harri Kalimo

Director of Research Centre

Harri Kalimo is a professor and the Co-Director the 3E (Environment, Economy and Energy) Research Centre at the Brussels School of Governance. Trained as a lawyer (LL.D; LL.M) and an economist (M.Sc. Econ & BA), Harri teaches in the BSoG’s two post-graduate programmes: the LLM in International and European Law (”PILC”) and the M.Sc. in European Integration (EuroMaster). He also holds a part-time professorship at the University of Eastern Finland (Environmental and Economic Law). Before his academic career, Harri held managerial and legal positions in Nokia Corporation.

Harri’s research interests are on European and international environmental and economic law and policy, with a particular focus on the intersections between these two areas, such as the circular economy, sustainable trade and green public procurement. Harri’s objective as an educator is to offer an inspirational and versatile combination of theory-based, practically topical, pedagocically innovative, genuinely interdisciplinary teaching.

List of publications (on VUB publications platform)

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Jean Monnet Chair ECOvalence

Period January 2022 - December 2025
Funded By

Funded by EU

Jean Monnet Module: Sustainability and Trade: A European Narrative - SUSTAEN

Period March 2022 - February 2025
Funded By

European Commission - Jean Monnet Module

ROLECS - Roll-Out of Local Energy Communities

Period January 2019 - September 2021
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Kiertotalous ja tuotepolitiikan ohjauskeinot

Period April 2020 - May 2021
Funded By

Finish Prime Minister's Office

Hiili- ja ympäristöjalanjälki hankinnoissa – lainsäädäntö ja mittaaminen

Period April 2020 - December 2020
Funded By

Finish Prime Minister's Office

BFSJ: Production of fully synthetic paraffinic jet fuel from wood and other biomass

Period January 2015 - December 2019
Funded By

European Commission - FP7

Research Network on Regime (REFRACT)

Period January 2015 - December 2019

Jean Monnet Chair: rECOncile - Rethinking the European Economy, Ecology, and their Interactions

Period September 2016 - August 2019
Funded By

European Commission - Jean Monnet Chair


New Jean Monnet Chair awarded to Harri Kalimo

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