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Based on the Strategic Research Council’s proposal, the Finnish Government decided the 2020 themes and priorities for strategic research in its plenary session on 10 October 2019.
The end of project funding often also means the end of experiments and the dissemination of lessons learned and causes the partnership networks created in the course of the project to fall apart. Programme coordinators Eveliina Saari and Riitta Kosonen explore different ways to protect the legacy of projects and keep up the momentum after funding ends.
In February 2019, a Citizens’ Jury convened in Korsholm (Mustasaari) to deliberate on the proposed merger of the municipality with the neighboring city of Vaasa. This Citizens’ Initiative Review process was part of the SRC PALO project (Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making). Read project PI Maija Setälä's reflections on the process.
As the summer came to an end, so did the first five years of our strategic research and our first strategic research programmes. The first evaluation of our strategic research programmes is scheduled for next year. Our aim is to understand the social impact of our strategic research programmes and to improve the funding instrument.
The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and research financed by the Academy of Finland’s Strategic Research Council (SRC) both pursue the same goal: finding solutions to the major challenges facing society. Strategic research projects cover a wide range of both national and global sustainability targets.
Accomplishing societal impact in research is a process, not an end result. The monitoring and review of this impact must show the process instead of simply listing its results.