What is Think tank Alkio?

Building society requires observations, questions, research, critique, answers, and ideas – thoughts.

Think tank Alkio was founded in 2020 as a unit of the Association for Rural Culture and Education (in Finnish: Maaseudun Sivistysliitto, MSL). The Association’s Board of Directors is responsible for its operation.

We produce useful information for policymakers and promote participation of people in their communities and in wider society. We believe in the power of democracy. Our publications are freely available, and our discussions open to everyone. 

We receive funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture as well as from the Association for Rural Culture and Education and its member organisations. In addition, we apply for external funding for individual projects from foundations, for example.