Municipal election themes of FUURT

A successful municipality incorporates research-based knowledge in policymaking.

Municipalities are the place to decide how, for example, teaching and cultural services and local economic policy will be improved in the next few years. The next municipal elections will take place on 18 April 2021.

The municipal election themes of the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers will emphasise using research-based knowledge in municipal policymaking and the role of the municipality in building co-operation between universities and different sectors. The new Union Board accepted these themes in the January meeting.

Tieteentekijöiden kuntavaaliteemat (Municipal election themes of the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers, in Finnish)

Are you a candidate in the municipal elections?

Great! Tell us about it, too. We offer visibility on our website to FUURT members who are candidates in the municipal elections 2021. We also share the information on our social media channels.

You can send us a short personal bio with the following details:

  • Name and portrait (horizontal, size 1200 x 800 px)
  • Profession, education
  • A summary of your election themes or main goal
    • (max 200 characters including spaces)
  • Party
  • The place where you are nominated
  • Links to your communication channels

Send the information to viestinta(at) We will update the candidate page until April 7th.

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