Foresight activities and work on the future

Climate change, an ageing population and technological development are transforming Finland and changing its outlook for the future. Many other social, technological, economic, environmental and political changes are also affecting our operating environment.

Finland needs to prepare for the future and the uncertainty it brings. The Government’s foresight activities aim to support decision-making by creating a shared understanding of the changes that lie ahead. Cooperation and wide-ranging participation are integral to the Government’s work on the future.

Foresight is not about predicting the future – it is about exploring different possible paths for future development and identifying the opportunities and challenges they might present.

Current issues

Government Report on the Future offers perspectives on the Finland of future generations

19.1.2023 13.54
The Government Report on the Future, adopted on Thursday 19 January, aims to build a common understanding of what Finland will look like in the next generations. The report’s systematic reflections on the future lay the foundation for proactive governance.

‘Growth and jobs’ outlook review examines challenges and solutions for the next government term

21.12.2022 16.07
During this autumn, officials at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment have assessed the premises for the upcoming government term. Their outlook review ‘Growth and jobs’ complements and elaborates on the themes and views that the Ministry has highlighted earlier, for example in the Government futures review.

Contact details

Jaana Tapanainen-Thiess, Chief Specialist 
Prime Minister's Office, Government Strategy Department, Yhteiskuntapolitiikan suunnitteluyksikkö 0295160593