Demos Helsinki is an independent think tank. We work to solve societal problems and challenges – and aim towards a democratic and sustainable society with diverse partners.

Demos Helsinki’s work

The purpose of our work is to create a persistent societal change, towards which we work with partners. Our partners vary from ministries and cities, researchers and universities, corporations, associations and foundations, to popular movements and activists.

There are three tools of change that form the fundamental basis for our work: co-creation, foresight and experimentation.

Co-creation is a method for solving complex problems, exploiting opportunities and motivating stakeholders to act together. Foresight helps organizations to not only prepare for different scenarios but also to find the key to develop one’s desired future. Experimentation gives organizations an effective way to start the change and learn from it together. You can read more about our methods here.

Demos people

Over the past ten years, Demos Helsinki has grown to be an internationally noted think tank. Demos Helsinki employs 35 specialists from different fields. There are, e.g. social scientists and psychologists, economists, engineers, philosophers, designers, and city planners among us. There’s one thing we all have in common – the motivation towards a societal change. Read more about our team here.