Energy Revolution!? Lessons from German and Danish Energy Policy


Hildur Boldt | 8.04.2013

on 29 May 2013 at 15.00 at Ostrobotnia (Museokatu 10, Helsinki) Germany has decided to phase out nuclear power and invest massively in renewable energy sectors. A green revolution in said to be in the making. The harshest critics, however, claim that phasing out nuclear power will only lead to increasing CO2 emissions. Denmark has…

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Supporting Democracy in Multi-Ethnic Macedonia – Dialogue and Cooperation 2013-2014


Hildur Boldt | 21.03.2013

The Kalevi Sorsa Foundation continues to support democracy in Macedonia with a two-year project Supporting Democracy in Multi-Ethnic Macedonia – Dialogue and Cooperation. The project supports multicultural democracy by strengthening the capacities of young grass-roots level civil society activists to function in a multicultural environment. The project is the Foundation’s third democracy project in Macedonia,…

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Research and Policy Day: “Religion in Politics”


Hildur Boldt | 12.10.2012

Religion is a sensitive and personal issue, but also a powerful social force, which has gained importance in many countries and also in world politics in recent years. How do religion and politics interact in different contexts and countries today? The traditional Research and Policy day focused on the interaction of religion and politics. We explored…

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Debate “Presidency & Power” at Helsinki Book Fair


Hildur Boldt | 5.10.2012

Russia, Finland, France, the US… 2012 is the year of presidential elections. A debate about power and power struggles organised at the Helsinki Book Fair on Saturday 27 October with Masha Gessen, the author of the international best seller about Vladimir Putin; Risto Uimonen, who has written a biography of Sauli Niinistö; French politics Louis Clerc…

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Contact


Hildur Boldt | 29.08.2012

Office Kalevi Sorsa Foundation Saariniemenkatu 6 00530 Helsinki, Finland Fax +358 9 712 752 info@sorsafoundation.fi Staff emails: name.surname (a) sorsafoundation.fi Mikko Majander Director Mobile phone: +358 40 530 5489                 Antti Alaja Head of Research Mobile phone +358 40 1952 041             Merja…

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About the Foundation


Hildur Boldt | 29.08.2012

The Kalevi Sorsa Foundation is a social democratic think tank. A lively democracy requires diverse but well-argued views, building the future open-mindedness and new ideas. The Foundation was established in 2005 to meet these goals. The foundation describes and contributes to the conversation on what kind of social democratic policies combine freedom and justice with…

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Changeing Consumerism


Hildur Boldt | 27.08.2012

Kalevi Sorsa Foundation’s project, which began in the spring 2011, approaches the topic of consumerism from two perspectives: consumer activism and the impact on the social structure of society. Citizens are divided to different groups based on their behavior as consumers and their capability to consume. Consumption is one of the key elements in creating…

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Changes in Working Life in the 2010s


Hildur Boldt | 27.08.2012

The Kalevi Sorsa Foundation initiated a project which looks at marginalization and the labour market from the perspective of immigration and mental health. The mental health perspective focuses on depression and work. Work related depression is a large and growing cause of sick leave and premature pension. This contributes to raising fears of the deterioration…

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Links on democracy promotion


Hildur Boldt | 23.08.2012

The Alfred Mozer Foundation is the Dutch social democrats’s foundation for international democracy. Trains och educates social democratic parties in Central and Eastern Europe. www.alfredmozerstichting.nl DEMO is the Finnish political parties organisation for multiparty democracy. Supports projects between Finnish Parties and those in developing countries. www.demofinland.org The European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity is a…

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”Political and Intercultural dialogue – From Conflict to Common Interest” 2010–2012


Hildur Boldt | 22.08.2012

Between 2008 and 2009 Kalevi Sorsa Foundation, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung anf the Progress Institute for Social Demogracy, carried out a project titled “The Integration and Participation of Communities in Civil Society – Dialogue and Training 2008-2009” in the Western Balkans. The project focused on building a multiethnic civil society and promoting political…

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