Hanaholmen, Esbo

30.11.2023 14:00 - 17:00

Anticipatory governance in complex crises

Hanaholmen arrangerar följande engelskspråkiga seminarium om förvaltning med framförhållning för hantering av komplexa kriser i samarbete med Svenska social- och kommunalhögskolan vid Helsingfors universitet och Waves Forum.

The current and future crises are complex with interrelated effects that are difficult to predict. Our current governance structures are not built to respond to these types of challenges. During this seminar, we examine what enables and what hinders proactive governance and resilience related to future crises. In an increasingly networked world, the transnational connections are of great importance to reach a deeper understanding of crisis management. The bilateral cooperation generates new knowledge about differences and similarities in Finland and Sweden, for a resilient and sustainable future society.


Thursday, 30 November, at 14.00 – 17.00
Seminar at Hanaholmen – Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Hanasaarenranta 5, Espoo.
A Waves Forum event in collaboration with University of Helsinki and Hanaholmen

14.00 Opening words, Project Manager Janne Wikström, Hanaholmen

14.10 Presentations
Katri Vataja (ITLA, Finland): Harnessing Systems Thinking and Foresight for Proactive Governance
Joe Roussos (Institute for Futures Studies, Sweden): Expert disagreement during crises
Henrik Wenander (Lund University): Proactive, Reactive, or Passive?  A Legal Perspective on Anticipatory Governance in Sweden

15.00-16.30 Panel (moderated by Kanerva Kuokkanen and Karin Creutz): Sara Lindeman (Hanken), Ari Ewvaraye (Ministry of the Interior), Mikko Dufva (SITRA), Christian Fjäder (Gesostrat), Joe Roussos (Institute for Futures Studies), Petri Uusikylä (University of Vaasa)

16.30 Cocktail

The event is free of charge, but you need to register in advance through the link below.

More information: Project Manager Janne Wikström, janne.wikstrom(at)hanaholmen.fi