Press release of the Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy
Membership application to the Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy under way
The Ministry of Justice has opened an application process for actors representing civil society and its research to the Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy KANE. The application is open from 1 June to 20 August 2021. The advisory board will now be appointed for the fourth four-year term 2021–2025.
Registered associations in the industries specified in the Decree on KANE are eligible to apply for membership. Furthermore, parties representing free civic activities and civil society research may also apply for membership of the advisory board.
When the application period ends, the Ministry of Justice will evaluate the applications and submit a proposal to the Government on setting up a new Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy. The Government is scheduled to appoint the advisory board for a four-year term in autumn 2021.
The tasks of KANE, operating in connection with the Ministry of Justice, include promoting the interaction between administration and civil society and enhancing the operating conditions for civil society. The advisory board consists of representatives of civil society, research, business sector, ministries and other public agencies.
Maria Wakeham-Hartonen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 150 416, firstname.[email protected] (present on 1 June–30 June and 11–20 August 2021)
Niklas Wilhelmsson, Head of Unit, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 150 348, firstname[email protected] (present on 1 June–24 June and 9–20 August 2021)
Liisa Männistö, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 150 231, firstname.lastna[email protected] (present on 1 June–30 June and 4 August–17 August 2021)
Questions concerning the electronic application form:
Helmi Soininvaara, intern, tel. +358 295 150 342, [email protected] (present on 1 June–31 July 2021)
Electronic application form for KANE membership (in Finnish)
Decree on the Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy (269/2007) (in Finnish) in the Finlex database
Amendment to section 3 of the Decree on the Advisory Board on Public Society Policy (entry into force 1 January 2012) in the Finlex database (in Finnish)