Julia Jousilahti, she/her (on leave)

Senior Expert


+358 40 722 4931

Julia is a social scientist who works in Demos Helsinki’s Emancipatory Economy team.


In the team, she’s especially focused on building new initiatives to Rethink our prevailing economic system together with Demos Helsinki’s collaborators. In addition, Julia is forever curious about the future of work, democracy and just transition. She has extensive and versatile work experience on these topics with Ministries, Foundations and NGOs.


Julia’s recent work includes a landscape analysis on New Economic Thinking in Europe and a leading research project for the Finnish PMO on skills for the green transition. Julia is genuinely impact-driven and always aims to find the sweet spot where bold ideas meet feasibility. She is a professional facilitator of demanding stakeholder and co-creation processes as well as an experienced speaker and panel host on various topics.


In addition, she has accumulated diverse experience in project management, organizational development, and impact assessment. Julia holds and MsC in political science from the University of Helsinki. Before joining Demos Helsinki in 2016 Julia worked at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra’s foresight, strategy and training unit.


Other dear things to Julia are spending time in the nature – hiking on land and sailing on the seas, ashtanga yoga, dancing, and reading lots (female artist biographies trending at the moment.)