Information about participation in Helsinki

Get to know Helsinki’s principles of participation and the practical ways we promote city residents’ opportunities to influence the City's services and decision making.

Our participatory model 

The City of Helsinki’s model for ensuring active participation and equality is for all residents of Helsinki. The model ensures Helsinki residents, organisations and business community and other stakeholder members can influence and trust the City’s operations. Adherence to the participation model increases equality by ensuring city residents can influence their community. 

The City of Helsinki’s participation and interaction model aims to improve understanding, non-discrimination and the quality of services between population groups. It also enables the City to activate vulnerable groups to participate in social activities.