The purpose of the programme Is Finland Becoming Polarized? is to increase our understanding of social justice and inequality. The foundation will fund cooperative projects which deal with inequality and its perception in society. They should engage in research on this theme and make the results known to public. The aim is to reveal mechanisms and connections between income, health, participation in working life, education, minority rights, and environmental issues, for example. The overall issue is to discuss the success or the failures of the Finnish welfare state. Through cooperation between researchers and journalists, Kone Foundation seeks to launch projects that study inequality and publicise the results. In this work, also various art forms are encouraged to be used.
In the spring 2014 we organised a seminar and networking event in Helsinki and now is the turn of Jyväskylä. We are inviting researchers, journalists and artists who are interested in the subject to attend the networking event.
13:00 Registration and coffee
13:15 Member of the Kone Foundation board of trustees, Professor Markku Lonkila: Welcome and the Kone Foundation’s Is Finland becoming polarized? programme
13:30 Master of Social Sciences, Reporter Reetta Räty: How does co-operation between researchers and journalists work in practice?
13:45 Executive director Anna Talasniemi and Head of research affairs Kalle Korhonen (Kone Foundation):World café discussion and instructions for group work
14:15 Work in the theme groups
16:00 Wrapping up the work of theme groups
17:00 Wine and snacks
18:00 The event ends