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The Tampere Club's Argumenta-project aims to produce new openings in the dialogue of democracy and social innovations. The project is also intended to establish an open discussion between the legistlators and the scientific community.

There have been very little discussion about the relations of democracy and social innovations in Finland. Top level scientific discussion and research knowledge on the matter has been insuffient.

Part of the reason for this is that the concept and discussion of democracy has suffered inflation. The dialogue is scattered all over. Alone the different forms of democracy should be taken under a complete scientific investigation. The concept, theory and especially the applications of social innovations, are still finding their form.

The seminar series aim to form a top level international science forum which produces new knowledge nationally and internationally. The project gathers scientists from different culture backgrounds and creates relations between international science scene and Finnish researchers. This networking is aimed at long term co-operation and scientific programs that are based on the co-operation.

The project is carried out in co-operation with the University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, University of Turku and University of Tampere

Professor Aulis Aarnio
Chairman of the Organizing Committee