FIRIPO has close collaboration with several institutions abroad, such as The Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University (US), the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Political Science at KU Leuven (Belgium), the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra, and the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster (UK). Scholars from the FIRIPO community are encouraged to visit the collaborating institutions and the visiting scholar programme provides funding for such visits. The programme also has an annual call for applications for scholars from anywhere in the world to visit FIRIPO.

FIRIPO requires that all research with the infrastructure is conducted according to the ethical principles of research with human participants and ethical review in the human sciences in Finland by the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK.

Visiting fellows at FIRIPO in 2022 in collaboration with FutuDem:

Graham Smith, University of Westminster

Nicole Curato, University of Canberra

Sergiu Gherghina, University of Glasgow

Saskia Goldberg, University of Stuttgart

Franziska Maier, University of Stuttgart

Sebastien Rojon, Université libre de Bruxelle