Published development or research report or study (D4)

Strengthening foresight and the role of future generations in Finnish lawmaking




List of Authors: Airos Maija, Ahlqvist Toni, Knudsen Mikkel, Mutanen Anu, Rapeli Lauri, Schauman Jonas, Setälä Maija, Taskinen Mari, Taylor Amos

Publisher: Valtioneuvoston kanslia

Publication year: 2022

Title of series: Article Series of Government's analysis, assessment and research activities: Policy Brief

Number in series: 2022:33

URL: https://tietokayttoon.fi/julkaisu?pubid=42801


Abstract

From an international comparison, Finland already has an advanced national foresight system and can be regarded as a pioneer in future-regarding policymaking. However, there is still room for improvement in terms of using foresight and considering future generations as a part of lawmaking. Such improvement could be achieved by developing and upgrading the existing institutions and practices and by making more incremental changes in practices, modes of interaction, and attitudes. For example, foresight should be conducted more as a continuous activity, and future generations’ interests and rights should be considered more systematically in legislative processes, while acknowledging the plurality of future interests.

This research supported the preparation of the second part of the Government Report on the Future.


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