Silva Mertsola

Consultant (Currently on leave)

Silva is currently on leave.


Silva works as a Consultant at Demos Helsinki’s Transformative Governance team. In her work she focuses on developing new innovative operating models for public sector clients in Finland and internationally, and she is experienced in coordinating large international multi-stakeholder projects.

Silva is particularly interested in 

  • Decision making in the EU and international cooperation
  • Future-proofing the Nordic welfare model 
  • Political ideas and ideologies

Silva has studied political science at the University of Copenhagen. Prior to Demos, she has worked with strategic communications at a communications agency, statistics at the Nordic Council of Ministers and rights-based development at an international NGO. 

In her free time Silva volunteers here and there, dances lindyhop and never says no to a constructive debate.