Kalevi Sorsa Foundation

Kalevi Sorsa Foundation is a social democratic think tank based in Helsinki, Finland. The foundation’s objective is to promote public debate on equality and democracy and to produce research and publications. The foundation’s work proceeds from the ideas of social democracy; we ask how freedom, equality, and solidarity can be realised in public policy today and tomorrow.

The think tank’s activities take place at the intersection of research, politics, and decision-making. The foundation publishes studies and reports, organises events, and participates in different ways in the public discussion.

The foundation was established in 2005 and it carries the name of Kalevi Sorsa, social democratic statesman and long-time prime minister of Finland.

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Europe and the war in Ukraine

From Russian aggression to a new Eastern policy

The case of Ukraine’s candidacy to the EU

Progressive policy towards the eastern neighbourhood as a cornerstone of the EU's stability and security

The Circular Economy and Green Jobs in the EU and Beyond

The circular economy is a model of production and consumption that is underpinned by a […]

Unequal Finland : Regional socio-economic disparities in Finland

How could regional inequalities be tackled in a sustainable way? What opportunities do urban areas […]
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Helsinki, Finland (Hybrid)

From Russia’s aggression to progressive recovery of Ukraine

How to ensure Ukraine’s democratic future?
London, UK (Hybrid)

Ukraine’s (post)war economy

Sustainability, international relations, and EU integration
22 - 24/06/2023
Thessaloniki, Greece (Expert meeting)

Friends of the Western Balkans Thessaloniki meeting

20 years anniversary of the Thessaloniki Declaration
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Call for tender – Research and analysis for the project “Progressive paths to rebuild Ukraine”

This call for tender closed on 26/09/2023

Friends of the Western Balkans’ statement

Thessaloniki, 24 June 2023 We, the network of the Friends of the Western Balkans, representatives […]

Digital programme: Algorithms at the workplace

FEPS, together with Nordic partners, launched a Digital Programme on algorithmic management and workers' rights
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In the media

Ukrainas och Europas framtid diskuterades i Helsingfors

by Demokraatti 01/12/2023
'Future of Ukraine and Europe discussed in Helsinki' Demokraatti article about FEPS and Kalevi Sorsa Foundation event 'From Russia’s aggression to progressive recovery of Ukraine' held in Helsinki.
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Friends of the Western Balkans Thessaloniki meeting

20 years anniversary of the Thessaloniki Declaration