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Consultation on the Protection & Promotion of Civic Space in Finland


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The OECD’s Observatory of Civic Space is undertaking a Civic Space Scan of Finland, at the request of the Government of Finland. 

As part of its first ever Scan, the Observatory is calling for recommendations on the protection and promotion of civic space from national non-governmental actors (e.g. Civil Society Organisations, think-tanks, journalists, academics, citizens) by 30 September 2020.


Civic space is defined as the set of political, institutional and legal conditions necessary for citizens and civil society to access information, speak, associate, organize and participate in public life. 


Please consider the following:

  • How can Finland strengthen its commitment to civic space?
  • How can Finland strengthen the enabling environment for CSOs?
  • How can Finland strengthen its commitment to citizen participation in public governance?

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This is your chance to share your views!


Send your ideas to [email protected] by 30 September 2020 in English or Finnish.


Submissions will inform the OECD’s interviews with governmental and non-governmental actors in September and October 2020. 


The final Civic Space Scan report will be submitted to the Finnish Ministry of Finance in late 2020.


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