The objective of the Skanssi area is to create a diverse environment that meets prerequisites for communal and environmentally conscious solutions. A separate report has been made regarding opportunities for introducing cars intended for shared use. In addition, opportunities for taking home offices, house saunas, rentable studios and allotment gardens into use are under investigation. The park area enables many kinds of activities regardless of age.
Who is this funding meant for?
Project funding can be applied for by groups of 13-19-year-olds who live or study in Turku. A group must consist of at least three people.
Funding is granted for functional projects that are planned and realized by the groups themselves and benefit as many people as possible. The maximum amount granted for one group is 2000 euros. A total of over 10,000 euros of project funding is granted annually.
The project grants are meant for the financial support of free youth activity groups and youth activities organized by the youths themselves. Examples of such activities are camps and any other functions realized and organized by young persons that support the participation and influencing of the youth.
A precondition for granting financial assistance is that at least two thirds of the members of the youth organisations and the youth activity groups are under the age of 29.
Nuortenideat.fi (Ungasidéer.fi) is a free-of-charge low-threshold influencing service where the youth can voice their opinions via enquiries and discussions in Finnish and Swedish.
Nuortenideat.fi is a tool for hearing the opinions of the youth, discussing them, and taking them into account in decision-making. The aim is to offer the youth happy experiences of participation and an accessible and democratic channel of influencing.
You have the right to receive information about how matters are prepared and decisions are made in your city and to get your voice heard easily. The City of Turku serves the citizens of Turku and operates responsibly in collaboration with residents, customers and cooperation partners.
Vote in the municipal elections
The highest decision-making power in the City of Turku is exercised by the City Council, which consists of 67 councillors. The City Council is elected by the city's residents in the municipal elections taking place every four years.
The Multicultural Council observes matters from an immigrant’s point of view, makes statements about matters related to immigrants and introduces initiatives in close co-operation with other influence groups in Turku.
The other influence groups in Turku are the Children’s Parliament, the Youth Council, the Disability Council, and the Council of Senior Citizens.
The Multicultural Council also promotes co-operation and dialogue between immigrant associations, and encourages immigrants to participate and influence the social decision-making.
Ideas concerning four areas are welcome:
The City of Turku is co-organizing together with Elisa a hackathon competition, as an official side event for SHIFT.
This campaign has been promoted in the work communities of the city this autumn.
Digitalisation widely touches the city’s development work on the whole.
We hope to get lots of answers and ideas for development.
The questionnaire can also be answered online/with a mobile device.
You have the right to receive information about how matters are prepared and decisions are made in your city and to get your voice heard easily.