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 (2017-2022) 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: Deliberating Climate Justice 21 June 2021

News: Citizens’ Jury on Climate Actions

Blog: Vesa Koskimaa & Lauri Rapeli | Citizens trust in their capacity to self-govern, policymakers are more sceptical

Social media

Lokakuussa tulossa #demokratiapäivä teemalla luottamuksen ja avoimuuden kunta. Keskustelemassa mm. tutkijamme…
Tänään #kuntamarkkinat2021 julkaistussa @artokoskiFuture @Kuntaliitto raportissa mukana myös @paloresearch tuloksia…
RT @Env_Pol: New article: "Concerned and willing to pay? Comparing policymaker & citizen attitudes towards #climate change." Rapeli & @Vesa

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