Finnish Civil Society Now - Its operating environment, state and status

Finnish Civil Society Now is a concise and accessible account of Finnish civil society – its background, players, operating environment, relations with government, and future directions.

This study is particularly intended for Finnish CSOs that work with partners in the global South to strengthen civil society in their countries. But it is equally aimed at anyone generally interested in civil society in Finland.

Finnish Civil Society Now is a wide-ranging source of information on the added value and defining characteristics of Finnish civil society. It also deals with many of the problems that Finnish CSOs share with their Southern counterparts. These crucially concern the difficulty of ensuring genuine public involvement and of securing sufficient resources in order to function effectively.