Reducing Inequalities is one of the two projects running at Kalevi Sorsa Foundation from 2019 to 2023. In analyzing inequalities, we highlight the fact that inequality is not just about income and wealth. Instead, inequalities manifest themselves in education, health, and in discriminatory practices related to e.g. skin colour, sexuality and disabilities.
In addition to these more traditional themes on inequality, our time necessitates combatting climate change in a way that decreases rather than increases inequalities. What is climate justice, and what kind of policies does it require? These are issues that we ponder both on the national as well as on the international level.
To reduce inequalities, we publish reports and podcasts, organize seminars, and debate on inequalities on several fora. We particularly aim at introducing the cross-cutting nature of inequalities into the public debate and decision-making. We also collaborate with academic research projects as well as our sister organizations across Europe: Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), and SAMAK, the Co-operation Committee of the Nordic Social Democratic parties and trade union LOs.
Maija Mattila manages the Reducing Inequalities project at KSF.