Sitra has raised future themes and knowledge, but the utilisation of future knowledge in decision-making remains problematic

The new evaluation report assesses to what extent Sitra has attained its impact target of “Well-Known Future Trends in Finland 2011–2018”. According to MDI’s evaluation, Sitra’s role is particularly emphasised in the maintenance of future faith and in discussing the importance of shared visions. As such, Sitra has had a significant impact on the following themes: the sustainability crisis, circular economy, weak signals, sustainable wellbeing, collaborative economy and experimental culture.

According to the evaluation, Sitra’s challenge is to help overcome the poor utilisation of future knowledge in decision-making. The evaluation produced five recommendations for Sitra:

  1. There is a need to make wider use of international networks
  2. Sitra’s own future capabilities should be supported by increasing its activator and mentor roles
  3. Thoroughly select those topics where widespread civic engagement is needed and focus on the expert ecosystem
  4. The role as a networker of various actors needs to be clarified
  5. Sitra needs to play a more active role in supporting the interpretation, understanding and application of knowledge

Read more: https://www.sitra.fi/uutiset/arviointi-sitra-tekee-tulevaisuutta-tutuksi/

A sustainable green transition is achieved by investing in the diversity of RDI activities – the AGDA project continues to work on this theme

AGDA is a Nordic development project funded by the Nordic Gender Equality Fund (NIKK). The project focuses on the opportunities that a greater focus on diversity and inclusion could create in the RDI-field, particularly in respect of green transition.

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MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

Read more A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?