Behavioural science activities
Behavioural science activities are based on a multidisciplinary approach to changing human behaviour and decision-making.
The objective of the Finnish Behavioural Policy Team (FINBEPOL) is to promote and support a people-oriented, knowledge-based policy and administration that takes into account the specific characteristics of behaviour and decision-making.
Behavioural science innovations have influenced the development of administration in several policy areas and created new ways to support people’s wellbeing and ensure that their everyday lives can run smoothly.
Behavioural science makes it possible to solve even challenging social problems through good governance. By gaining a deeper understanding of citizens’ behaviour and by consulting with citizens, for example in connection with legislative drafting, we can make the structures and institutions in society more equitable.
Behavioural science activities as part of decision-making
The Finnish Behavioural Policy Team was initiated in response to the need brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Utilisation of behavioural information in administration
The FINBEPOL team carries out research and experimental projects in cooperation with experts and researchers in the administration in order to collect important information on socially relevant issues.
The Citizens’ Pulse survey examines citizens’ opinions on current topics, the actions of the authorities and the mood and expectations for the future of the respondents. The first survey was conducted in April 2020, and surveys are repeated approximately once a month.