Democracy and capabilities

Demos Helsinki aims to involve new kinds of communities in creating new kinds of courses of action and societies. Over the past century the welfare state model has found success in many Western societies, including Finland. Citizens’ capability to improve personal and collective well-being is better than ever. However, the concept of welfare is changing. While protection and promotion of economic and social well-being remain important across welfare states, freedom of self-expression and experiences of belonging to various groups have become integral to well-being. A user-centered approach, co-creation, democracy and […]

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Resource-smart economy

The deterioration of natural resources challenges companies and organizations to address and adapt to these new trends. At Demos Helsinki, we help companies and other institutions not only to internalize/understand these trends and their societal implications but also develop tools to initiate necessary changes. Global population growth is increasing and the standard of living in developing countries is quickly rising. As the demand for energy, food and other natural resources grows, so does the difficulty of meeting that demand with sufficient supply.  Living, food and transportation costs are rising worldwide.. […]

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