On 9 February 2017, the Government appointed a new Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy (KANE) for 2017–2021. The advisory board is tasked to foster cooperation and interaction between civil society and public authorities. This is the advisory board’s third term of operation.
Kristiina Kumpula, Secretary General of the Finnish Red Cross, chairs the advisory board. Mikko Salonen, Secretary General of the Finnish Olympic Committee, serves as its vice-chair. The 19 members of the advisory board represent different organisations, research, business life, civil society as well as ministries and public agencies.
The tasks of the advisory board include, for example, promotion of interaction between public authorities and civil society and improvement of civil society’s operating conditions – read more about KANE's tasks in a Government Decree (in Finnish).
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