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Operating as part of the Youth Department, the Local Services Division supports young people's control over their lives and promotes a sense of belonging to and participating in society. Central to this work is the Youth Department's concept of supporting young people's sense of citizenship and developing their civic skills, as well as the strategic goals of promoting participation and social reinforcement. Co-operation between departments, City authorities and other organisations ensures that the policies of youth activities and youth policy are achieved in accordance with the decisions of the Youth Affairs committee.

Within its own operating area, the Local Services Division ensures that these tasks are implemented. In practice they are implemented in line with the local youth work operating concept where the core processes are activities that promote young people's sense of civic responsibility and their readiness for active, democratic participation and that increase their resources for coping. Such activities include open activities, clubs and courses, camps and trips, events and individual support for young people as well as joint activities with other organisations in youth work projects covering the whole city.

For more information on local services:

Local Services Division
Division Director
Mikko Vatka
Tel. +358(0)9 31071252
gsm +358(0)40 6791606

Administrative Secretary
Merja Hovi
Tel. +358 (0)9 310890 54
gsm + 358 (0)50 5591708



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