Goals of the Year of Research-Based Knowledge

The Year of Research-Based Knowledge is for everyone.

Our aim is that the Year of Research-Based Knowledge will provide opportunities to understand the transformations in our society and what is needed to solve them.

During the year, knowledge will be made more accessible and its relevance more visible in everyday life. A particular aim is to provide children and young people with creativity, inspiration and hope for the future.

Partners are at the heart of the Year of Research-Based Knowledge. They will produce a diverse programme covering different fields of knowledge. The aim is that the active collaboration of the networks established will continue beyond the year.

The Year of Research-Based Knowledge is organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Academy of Finland and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.

Criteria for programme of Year of Research-Based Knowledge

The Year of Research-Based Knowledge pursues diverse, high-quality content and a wide range of partners. The programme consists of actions and events such as gatherings, acts, campaigns, interventions, exhibitions, artworks, development projects online and/or on the spot.

An action or event to be added to the programme has to fulfil the following criteria:

  1. The action or event is organised by an organisation, an association or a group or by multiple actors in collaboration.
  2. The action or event raises awareness of research-based knowledge.
  3. The action or event is open and accessible.
  4. The action or event respects the law and good manners.

The decision on which actions or events will be added to the programme is made by the chairs of the year’s steering group. In the decision-making, they will assess whether the content and implementation of the action or event follows the principles of responsible research and good scientific practice. Experts in the specific field of knowledge will be consulted, if necessary.

When the action or event is accepted to the programme:

  1. The organisers commit to advance the goals of the Year of Research-Based Knowledge and meet the criteria for its programme in organising the action or event.
  2. The logo of the Year of Research-Based Knowledge shall be used in its communications.
  3. The organisers shall notify the secretariat of all changes related to the action or event.
  4. The organisers shall briefly report on the success of the action or event.

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