Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making


Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making (PALO) was a research project that explored the problem of short-termism in public decision-making. The research was funded by the Strategic Research Council (2017–2022). The PALO consortium consisted of four organisations: the University of Turku, the Natural Resource Institute Finland, Åbo Akademi University and Tampere University.

The project increased knowledge and understanding concerning the present state of long-term policymaking in Finland, as well as the time horizons of among citizens and policymakers. The project examined various solutions that can reduce short-termism and help consider future generations in democratic decision-making.

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