Magma is a Finnish think tank founded in 2008. It supports liberal values and is independent of party politics. Since its inception Magma has focused on issues such as integration, minorities, media, and the consequences of structural and economic change. Magma’s activities are based on the fact that Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish, and on the understanding that multilingualism and ethnic diversity are important features of today’s Finland and Europe.
Magma performs an analytical function and serves as an arena for discussion, organising conferences, seminars and roundtables. Our studies, as well as our impact and risk analyses, provide a basis for decision-making. The results are presented on our website, in our own publications, in articles and at public events. Magma also undertakes comparative studies within a European context and cooperates with think tanks both in Finland and abroad.
Once a year Magma organises a bilingual youth academy for Finnish- and Swedish-speaking youth in Finland (Magma-akademin).