The Handbook of Democratic Encounters

19.12.2023 / News

Democracy must be continuously defended, strengthened, and renewed. This handbook is for people who wish to strengthen democracy through their actions or work.

Increased uncertainty in life, people worry about the future of the welfare state, 29.9.2023

19.12.2023 / News

The first round of National Dialogues in spring 2023 concentrated on the theme “living in uncertainty” which focused on issues and phenomena that cause experiences of uncertainty for people living in Finland. Most of the citizens who participated in the discussions feel that uncertainty has increased in their lives.

Lockdown dialogues

04.07.2023 / Summary

The Lockdown dialogue report has been published.

Integration and challenges in finding a job hot topics at immigration dialogues

29.03.2023 / Summary

Immigration Dialogues, a series of discussions coordinated by the Ministry of the Interior, brought nearly 700 people together to talk about immigration. The discussions held in the autumn of 2022 aimed to provide people from different backgrounds with an opportunity to present their ideas and increase understanding of immigration. The final report was published on 8 March.

Lockdown Dialogues underlined conflicting experiences of the crisis year

28.12.2022 / Press release

Since April 2020, people have met each other in the Lockdown Dialogues organised in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. The discussion series coordinated by the dialogue Academy, the Timeout Foundation, the Ministry of Justice, Sitra and the Ministry of Finance consisted of 232 dialogues, nine discussion days in different parts of Finland and the world. More than 1,600 people from different age groups and professions participated in the discussions. The Lockdown Dialogues were organised by nearly 100 actors from all corners of society: NGOs, municipalities, ministries, religious communities, companies and individual citizens.

Invitation to become a permanent dialogue organiser for national dialogues

28.12.2022 / Event

A wide range of different discussion organisers will be invited to participate in the national dialogues, and we would like you to join us.

Summary of Democracy Defence Dialogues – We are all responsible for strengthening democracy

21.09.2022 / Summary

The Democracy Defence Dialogues were organised as a response to the concern about the state of democracy raised by Russian aggression on Ukraine. The unscrupulous attack against Ukraine made many aware that democracy is not self-evident. It must be supported on a daily basis and continuously renewed. All citizens are needed for this work.