The purpose of the National Dialogues is to build a common understanding of different societal phenomena, challenges and opportunities through the participants’ experiences.
Dialogues are held on topics on which more in-depth understanding is needed in Finland and which concern a large number of citizens at the national level. The topic of the dialogue and its handling must not exclude any particular group of people. In addition, a broader understanding of the subject must also benefit the public administration. In this way, dialogues can also be used to influence the development of society.
The theme selection process is described in more detail here.