The Committee for Public Information in Finland is an expert body attached to the Ministry of Education and Culture. It follows progress in research, arts and technology and the development of knowledge in Finland and abroad.
Each year, the Committee
- makes a shortlist of candidates for the State Award for Public Information
- awards grants
- makes a list of domestic quality non-fiction entitling libraries to acquisition support.
In addition, the commitee gives its opinion to the Ministry concerning matters within its mandate, and makes proposals and takes initiative for different ways to promote the dissemination of knowledge.
Ongoing office term lasts 1.6.2015–31.5.2018, see Members.