All events online via Zoom.


Wednesday 11.11.

15.00-18.00 Pre-conference (in Finnish)


Thursday 12.11.

10.00 Opening words (the Dean & Chairs of the organizing associations)

10.15-11.00 prof. Christoph Demmke, University of Vaasa: Benchmarking governments and public administrations: It´s all about interpretation and communication

11.00 Panel: Local government communicating in crisis (in Finnish)

– Rinna Ikola-Norrbacka, Asikkala municipality
– Taru Kuosmanen, Tampereen city
– Jari Seppälä, Kuntaliitto
– Marja Vettenranta, Laihia municipality

12.00–13.00 Lunch break

13.00 Citizen participation in local government (in Finnish, speakers to be announced)

14.00–14.15 Winner of the pro gradu award (in Finnish)

14.15–15.00 break

14.30–16.30 Working groups


Friday 13.11.

9.30–11.00 Working groups

11.00–12.00 Lunch break

12.00-13.00 Pekka Sauri, University of Helsinki (in Finnish)

13.00-14.00 Tanja Sihvonen, University of Vaasa (in Finnish)

14.00-15.00 Reeta Pöyhtäri, University of Jyväskylä & Paula Haara, University of Tampere (in Finnish)