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Foresight.fi is the website of the National Foresight Network, a network of Finnish organizations that conduct regular foresight work. The aim of the National Foresight Network is to raise awareness of Finland’s new challenges and opportunities so they can be discussed, studied, and considered in decision-making.
The main language of the website is Finnish, but comments in English and Swedish are also welcome.
National foresight network
The Prime Minister’s Office and Sitra, The Finnish Innovation Fund coordinate the national foresight network and support foresight activities and networking in Finland. The network brings together Finnish foresight data producers and is a discussion and coordination forum for national foresight actors. It aims to promote the use of information and futures perspectives in decision-making. The purpose is to foster public discussion, research and decisions on the new challenges and opportunities facing Finnish society.
The national foresight network includes a number of actors both in private and public sectors which are involved in foresight activities. These include ministries, agencies universities and regional councils. In addition, members include a host of other societal actors, such as researchers, companies and NGOs.
The Foresight Steering Group
The Foresight Steering Group appointed by the Prime Minister’s Office on January 2015 is responsible for strengthening the national foresight efforts and for making this operation visible. The Foresight Steering Group supports the work of the national foresight network by facilitating the use of its views in decision-making and in other key processes.
Join the national foresight network!
The national foresight Network is open to all those interested in foresight activities. You can participate in the foresight network via the Yammer network community, the main tool for communications and cooperation (mainly in Finnish).
The national foresight network organises monthly meetings, Foresight Fridays. The themes and contents of these meetings vary and include foresight presentations, courses and networking. The meetings held on Friday mornings are open to all who are interested in foresight and futures research.
Annually a national foresight forum, FinnSight is organised jointly by the Academy of Finland, the Finnish National Board of Education, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Tekes, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, and the Prime Minister’s Office. The first annual Foresight Forum was organised in autumn 2015.
The report published in May 2013, titled ”Cooperative and continuous foresight. A proposal for a national foresight approach” provides guidelines for our national foresight work.