The ministries’ joint foresight activities
In Finland, a number of actors both in private and public sectors are involved in foresight activities. Examples of such activities within the public sector include the Government Report on the Future prepared once an electoral term under government supervision, and the futures reviews prepared by the ministries. Foresight activities are also performed in many ministries and branches of government, for example for the purpose of training and labour market needs. In addition, a host of other societal actors, such as researchers, companies and NGOs generate their own foresight perspectives.
Government’s common drivers for change
The drivers of change in the global environment give decision-makers and citizens an outlook into key changes and uncertainties in time to come.