News from Finland

 

Finnish Government PalaceIn August, the Finnish Government announced that it will almost halve annual public funding for NGOs from €120 million to €65 million euros for 2015. International aid and development organisations have widely criticised the move.

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Finnish Legacy Campaign

 

Finland’s first national legacy promotion campaign launched in January this year, encouraging more Finns to leave money to charity in their wills. 

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Finnish Government Palace, Photographer: Janne Suhonen, Copyright: Prime Minister's Office

Ahead of parliamentary elections later this month, the Finnish Fundraising Association VaLa is implementing a lobbying programme to challenge elected politicians to promote a philanthropic culture.

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According to a recent survey of Finland’s European elected and potential parliamentary candidates, the majority (76%) of politicians think that regulation of key areas such as crowdfunding and data protection should be harmonised.

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