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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.

 

Contact information

Niklas Wilhelmsson, Unit Manager 
Ministry of Justice, Department for Democracy and Public Law, Democracy and Elections civic activity  participatory rights  democracy policy  civic society  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)  0295150231  


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  0295150416