Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy (KANE)
The Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy (KANE), set by the Government for a four-year term at a time, operates in connection with the Ministry of Justice. KANE's third term ended on 8 February 2021 and the fourth term is currently under preparation.
KANE's tasks 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.
Read more about the tasks and composition of KANE in a Government Decree (in Finnish). More information on the activities of KANE on the Ministry of Justice's website.
Application to the Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy for the term 2021-2025 has been opened
The Ministry of Justice has opened the application process for actors representing civil society and its research to the Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy. 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. Use this form to apply for membership (in Finnish).
Registered associations in the sectors 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. At the same time, the Ministry of Justice sends a request to the ministries and the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities for them to appoint their candidates as members of KANE.
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 in autumn 2021.
Maria Wakeham-Hartonen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 150 416, [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, [email protected] (present on 1 June–24 June and 9–20 August 2021)
Liisa Männistö, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 150 231, [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)
Maria Wakeham-Hartonen, Senior Specialist
Ministry of Justice, Department for Democracy and Public Law, Democracy and Elections Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy (KANE) civic activity civic society sustainable development democracy policy Telephone:0295150416
Niklas Wilhelmsson, Unit Manager
Ministry of Justice, Department for Democracy and Public Law, Democracy and Elections civic activity participatory rights democracy policy civic society Telephone:0295150348