Comparative Table of Parliamentary TA Institutions
FINLAND - THE COMMITTEE FOR THE FUTURE
The way ahead
The Committee for the Future is a think tank inside the Parliament.
As is the case everywhere in democracies, the division of labour within the political system means that the Government is a proactive political actor. What this means is that, taking the demands of the future into consideration, it makes proposals to the parliament, which in turn has the task of approving laws and the budget. The Government governs. The parliament can be active and a source of initiatives specifically in long-term futures policy and for this it needs an empowered and capable body that concentrates, with the aid of the methods of futures research, on these often difficult and complex matters.