Hannu-Pekka Ikäheimo

Specialist, Democracy and participation, Sitra
Kuva: Miikka Pirinen / Sitra
Kuva: Miikka Pirinen / Sitra


Hannu-Pekka works as a specialist in Sitra’s Foresight and insight team. At the moment, he is involved in the Future Makers project and is studying the transformation of societal influencing in the Updating Democracy focus area.


The future of democracy and the societal effects of the transformation in communication technology are themes with which Hannu-Pekka has worked for a long time. In 2018, he published a book on these themes, Totuuden jälkeen (publisher: Teos) together with researcher Antto Vihma and journalists Jarno Hartikainen and Olli Seuri.

His education includes a Master’s degree in social sciences and he is a postgraduate researcher in the doctoral programme in political studies at Tampere University. In his dissertation, Hannu-Pekka studies the relationship between public access to the EU’s documents and democracy. The dissertation is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

What else?

Hannu-Pekka spends his free time skiing, running and reading books. He loves long runs, books and writing.

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