|The World Summit of the Committees of the Future 2022
The World Summit of the Committees of the Future was organized in Helsinki on 12–13 October 2022. It gathered, for the first time, parliamentary committees whose responsibilities relate to reviewing long-term future developments. In addition to Finland, committees from the following parliaments participated in the Summit: Austria, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania, Paraguay, the Philippines, Poland, Thailand, Uruguay, and Vietnam. This publication consists of foreword, Join Statement and the introductions of the committees. The foreword documents the background, aims, outline and discussions of the World Summit of the Committees of the Future 2022. The main result of the Summit, the Joint Statement by the participants, is to be found after the foreword. The third, final part of the publication consists of the written introductions that the Committees of the Future submitted already before the Summit. The instructions for writing the introductions were simple. The guideline for the introduction was to provide some facts about the committee, some examples of the committee’s work and the possible suggestions that the committee wanted to make for themes or topics for the later World Summits. The committees were free to interpret these guidelines. The results document the state of parliamentary futures work around the globe.