National Democracy Programme 2025
The objective of the cross-administrative programme is to promote participation and new forms of interaction between the public administration and the civil society. The programme puts participation and democracy at the centre of public administration activities.
The programme also aims to contribute to developing new ways of participation, promoting the transparency of preparation, improving consultation practices, strengthening the operating conditions of the civil society, and promoting democracy and human rights education and the participation of young people.
Within the framework of the programme, parliamentary working groups will be appointed to examine the needs and possibilities to develop the legislation governing elections, political parties and political party funding and the Citizens’ Initiative Act, and to prepare the establishment of a transparency register.
The National Democracy Programme 2025 will cover the numerous measures related to civil society and participation outlined in the Government Programme of Prime Minister Marin. The programme will function as an umbrella for democracy-related projects to be carried out by different ministries.
Niklas Wilhelmsson, Ministerial Adviser
Ministry of Justice, Department for Democracy and Public Law, Democracy and Elections civic activity participatory rights democracy policy civic society Telephone:0295150348
Liisa Männistö, Senior Specialist
Ministry of Justice, Department for Democracy and Public Law, Democracy and Elections civic activity participation of children and young people civic society Advisory Board on Civil Society Policy (KANE) Telephone:0295150231