Science advice initiative Sofi, website now open
Sofi is a novel national-level initiative focusing on building next generation scientific advisory system in Finland. The three-year work (2019–2021) is coordinated by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.
Sofi on a joint venture of the four Finnish science academies (The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, the Finnish Society of Science and Letters, the Finnish Academy of Technical Sciences and the Swedish Academy of Engineering Science in Finland). It is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
What are the main objectives of Sofi?
> Develop a new mechanism to the science advice ecosystem in Finland
> Promote dialogue between researchers and decision-makers
> Facilitate systems levels discussions on future vision of science advice
What does Sofi do?
> The development phase of Sofi proceeds with design methodologies and case experiments.
> The initiative is executed in close association with a broad group of stakeholders within the research and policy community – both national and international.
> Successful outcomes are iterated into more permanent engagement models within the science advice ecosystem in Finland.