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Laura Mäkelä

Laura Mäkelä

Ministerial Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland

Laura Mäkelä (MSc (Econ)) is working as a Ministerial Advisor at the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland. She has worked professionally in the field of cultural policy for over 20 years and is currently responsible for audiovisual policy at the ministry. She has worked extensively to harness policies on creative economy, cultural diversity as well as cultural heritage. She has been representing Finland on numerous committees and working groups at the EU, Council of Europe, UNESCO, and Nordic Council of Ministers. She was chairing the AV working group of the Council of the European Union during the Finnish presidency in 2019.


Multistakeholder Approach to Develop Guiding Principles on Diversity of Content Online

The Department of Canadian Heritage is organizing this panel session with members of its multistakeholder working group to answer the questions of: What have been the benefits of the approach? What challenges were faced in working in a multistakeholder fashion? Where to go next? How to get there? What concrete actions could be taken to implement the guiding principles and by whom? How to keep the guiding principles relevant in the face of the fast-changing digital environment?