Board of Kalevi Sorsa Foundation 2019 - 2020

Antton Rönnholm, chairperson
Juha Antila
Liisa Jaakonsaari
Mikko Koskinen, vice-chairperson
Laura Lindeberg
Markku Mattila
Merja Mäkisalo-Ropponen



Postal address:

Siltasaarenkatu 18-20 C, 6. krs (6th level)
00530 Helsinki



E-mail addresses:

Kaisa Vatanen

Tel. +358 40 7217212

Kaisa Vatanen has graduated from University of Southampton and University of Helsinki with Politics and International Relations as her majors. She is former chair of Young European Socialists (from 2011 to 2015) and has held numerous positions of trust, e.g. in the board of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies FEPS.

Maija Mattila

Project Manager
Tel. +358 50 575 1338

Maija Mattila is responsible for the project on Reducing Inequalities. She also continues to comment on worker rights in the platform economy based on her previous research activities. Formerly Mattila worked as a PhD candidate, personal assistant to an MP, secretary for educational affairs and as an intern at the Finnish Permanent Mission to Geneva and European Parliament Information Office in Finland. She is Doctor of Social Sciences from Political Science.

Samuli Sinisalo

Project Manager
Tel. +358 40 7050 398

Samuli Sinisalo (MA ) is responsible for the project on Human Impacts on Planet Earth. Prior to his current position he worked in KSF in projects “Supporting Democracy in multiethnic Macedonia” and “Supporting Democracy in Western Balkans”, both funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In KSF he has also worked in a project studying entrepreneurship. In the past he has volunteered in Bosnia-Herzegovina, worked at food delivery company Foodora, and as a personal assistant to former MPs Jutta Urpilainen and Eero Heinäluoma.

Camilla Lohenoja

Project Coordinator
Tel. +358 45 206 6840

Supporting Democracy in Western Balkans – Progress and Bridges 2019–2021

Camilla Lohenoja (Master of Social Sciences) is responsible for the project “Supporting Democracy in Western Balkans – Progress and Bridges”. She formerly coordinated a DDS project, which is a part of HEI-ICI development cooperation project at the University of Helsinki. Previously she worked in various NGOs in Finland and Nepal, as well as contributed to the report on civil society for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 2017. 

What is Kalevi Sorsa Foundation?

Kalevi Sorsa Foundation is a social democratic think tank.

A living democracy necessitates plural but well justified perspectives. Making the future requires unprejudiced attitude and new visions. Kalevi Sorsa Foundation was founded in 2005 to, for its part, meet these demands.

Kalevi Sorsa Foundation’s aim is to encourage public debate that promotes equality and democracy. KSF produces relevant information for public debate, policy preparations and political decision-making, by organising debates, seminars and through its own research and publications.

KSF’s research and development projects focus on issues that are topical and central to future of the Welfare State. Kalevi Sorsa Foundation aims to promote public, ideological and political debate and exchange of ideas as well as bring forth new ideas and innovative solutions.