Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making

Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making (PALO) is a multidisciplinary research project that focuses on the problems related to long-term decision-making practices. The PALO consortium consists of four organisations: the University of Turku, the Natural Resource Institute Finland, Åbo Akademi University and the University of Tampere. The four-year (2017-2021) project is funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland.

The PALO project aims to strengthen democracy by developing better practices for deliberative citizen participation and public decision-making. By reforming policy-making processes, we can place more emphasis on long-term consequences and the needs of future generations.

Research themes

Short-termism in decision-making

Deliberative citizen participation

Future sensitive democracy


Event: Workshop on Intergenerational Justice and Democracy – video recordings now available!

New publication: Maija Jäske | Participatory innovations and maxi-publics

Event: Co-Creation – Making Ecological Economics Matter | ESEE Conference, June 2019

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