Social exclusion and inclusivity

Preventing social exclusion and ensuring participation contribute to maintaining an intact society and internal security and the realisation of the basic human rights.

It is a question of promoting the following objectives of the Society’s Commitment: equal opportunities for wellbeing, a participatory society for citizens, sustainable work, and sustainable communities including local ones.  

Indicators chosen by the network of experts

  1. Young people excluded from work or education
  2. Experience of exclusion or loneliness
  3. Voting rate
  4. Trend in Finland by the Corruption Perceptions and World Press Freedom indexes
  5. Confidence in the society and its future among the young

Linkage to the objectives of Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development

Equal prospects for well-being
A participatory society for citizens
Sustainable employment
Sustainable society and local communities

Prevention of social exclusion, and societal inclusion 2020
Social exclusion and inclusivity – some positive development despite challenges

12.4.2021 10.18
The efforts made to reduce the risks of social exclusion among young people have been successful in recent years. No significant changes can be observed in other indicators describing inclusion. The indicators used in the evaluation reflect the situation before the coronavirus outbreak. In 2020, there has been at least a temporary decline in the situation as a result of a poorer employment situation and restrictions imposed on social interactions.

Prevention of social exclusion, and societal inclusion 2019
People’s attachment to society has developed in a positive direction over the past few years

19.3.2020 11.12
The prevention of social exclusion and the preservation of societal inclusion create the prerequisites for maintaining a harmonious society and internal safety and promote the implementation of people’s fundamental rights. Statistics can be used to depict different states of deprivation or risks for social exclusion, including non-involvement in activities in society or undesirable life events.

Social exclusion and inclusivity 2017
No major changes in indicator values

4.7.2018 16.30
The research on social exclusion often refers to those left outside of societal systems, such as education and labour market systems, as well as the effects this has on a person's wellbeing. Indeed, low educational level, long-term unemployment and income problems are significant and strongly intertwined risk factors for social exclusion.