Safe City For Everyone

In a safe city, all residents can live free from the threat of violence, racist insults or harassment. In addition to physical security, we can talk about psychological security, which refers to a sense of security in everyday life. In practice, this may mean...

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There is no Genuine Internationalism Without Multiculturalism

Much has been done in recent years for the internationalization of Helsinki. From that point of view we could call progress the fact that already 16 percent of the city’s residents have an international background. The city must look like its residents. In 2018, in connection with the City Chancellery, a unit for international affairs was established.

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Why the Green Party?

I voted for the first time in the 2012 Municipal Elections as I had turned 18 the previous year. When I talked with my parents, one of them said they voted for the Greens and the other for another party. Equality, environment, human rights. These themes of the Green Party attracted me.

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Aiming for a City Everyone Can Understand

What kind of Helsinki we should build, so that every citizen of the city could live a good life here? To feel a sense of belonging and to be able to develop into their own best version of themselves. In such Helsinki, the origin, gender, native language, age or other personal factors do not form obstacles to the access...

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About Helsinki and Home

I walked to the apartment in Etu-Töölö on a sunny day in July of 2018. I had recently received an internship from the advocacy work team of Fingo, an umbrella organization for the development co-operation organizations in Finland, which would start in only two weeks. The ways to find an apartment varied...

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Why Communal Elections?

"Politics is taking care of the common affairs" I read from a book called The Basics of Politics when I was studying for the entrance exam of Political Science in Tampere. It was March of 2013. I wondered, would I ever want to go to politics myself. At least I wanted to research it, scrutinize it and have influence...

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