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Finland launches projects with societal relevance

Consortia doing research into collaborative governance, soil management and social welfare reform have been awarded funding in the Strategic Research Council’s latest call.

The council announced funding for 11 consortia to carry out research projects in three of its programmes on societal challenges on 11 September. The winning consortia were picked based on societal relevance, impact and research quality, the council, which is part of the Academy of Finland, said.

One of the programmes, called changing society and active citizenship, has a budget of €13.6 million and focuses on inclusive decision-making. It comprises three consortia with partners from 15 organisations. The projects, led by the universities of Turku, Helsinki and Eastern Finland, cover topics including “short-termism” in public decision-making, and the limits of collaborative governance mechanism.

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