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


Online Seminar Series | Long-Term Governance and Democracy 19 Nov-1 Dec 2021

Conference | Participation for the Long-Term: Individuals, Interaction and Institutions 15-16 Dec 2021

Publication: Vesa Koskimaa & Lauri Rapeli (2021) | Concerned and willing to pay?

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