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In February 2019, a Citizens’ Jury convened in Korsholm (Mustasaari) to deliberate on the proposed merger of the municipality with the neighboring city of Vaasa. This Citizens’ Initiative Review process was part of the SRC PALO project (Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making). Read project PI Maija Setälä's reflections on the process.
How to measure and evaluate societal impact of the strategic research programmes? Read from our blog societal impact assesment experts Steven Hill's and Gemma Derrick's lessons learned on impact assessment in the light of REF evaluation experiences. These experiences can be useful when planning the strategic research programme evaluation concept.
The contemporary security panorama in Europe suggests the advent of a new, hybrid era of systemic confrontation. Traditionally, effective security has involved the physical protection of persons, well-being and state integrity. Today, the strengthened link between security and information erodes the protective function of physical borders.
The Strategic Research Council (SRC) established within the Academy of Finland proposes that the Finnish Government adopt four new strategic research themes for 2019. In its theme proposals, the SRC highlights systemic and cross-disciplinary approaches as key success factors for strategic research. The SRC submitted its proposals to Minister of Local Government and Public Reforms Anu Vehviläinen on Wednesday.
SRC Policy brief: Reaching policymakers with evidence-based information
Accomplishing societal impact in research is a process, not an end result. The monitoring and review of this impact must show the process instead of simply listing its results.