How do I submit a proposal on the OmaStadi website?
Register as a user and log in.
You may use your own name or select another user name when registering for the service. During the co-creation phase, the names of the people submitting proposals will be displayed.
Select the idea your future proposal will be based on. You can link several ideas to your proposal.
Begin developing your proposal by selecting one or more ideas as its foundation. Your can return to your proposal later to either edit it or link more ideas to it. Every proposal must be based on at least one of the ideas.
You can use the map and search tool to help find suitable ideas. The map and list allow you to search for other ideas within a certain theme or area that you may be able to link to your proposal. You should view the ideas submitted for your area and see whether including more ideas could lead to a proposal that would benefit a larger number of people.
An idea may be focused on a single area or cover the entire City. If you want to make a proposal for a single area, select the relevant major district or a specific address. If your proposal covers a wider area (two or more major districts), select ‘All of Helsinki’.
View the City’s plans and proposals made by others to avoid overlapping proposals.
Before you start creating your proposal, learn about the other proposals made for your area. If you find an interesting proposal already being developed through co-creation, you can join in the work. This will avoid duplicate proposals. According to the participatory budgeting criteria, ideas and proposals concerning the same service or entity must be prepared as part of the same proposal. Furthermore, a proposal will have more success during the voting phase if votes are not divided between several proposals that are too much alike.
You can also take part in the co-creation by leaving comments on other people’s proposals. If you want to give feedback or take part in making a proposal, you must first register on the website.
The website contains useful information for creating proposals. You should read some of the City’s area-specific plans, policies and decisions. The City of Helsinki’s map services is an excellent source of information. The website contains information to help with the creation of the proposals.
You can utilise the price information on the website, even though you are not required to calculate a cost estimate for your proposal. The City’s own experts will provide the proposals with preliminary cost estimates, and these will also be discussed in the co-creation workshops.
Enter your proposal and the necessary information on the form.
- Give your proposal a name or a title that tells other users what it is about.
- Write a description of the proposal, providing more details about it. You should also explain in the description what sort of problems your proposal can be used to solve, who can benefit from the proposal and who has taken part in developing it.
- Choose the implementation area for your proposal. It can pertain to a specific location within an individual borough or cover an entire major district. You can also make a proposal that concerns several areas around Helsinki instead of just a single borough. If this is applicable, select ‘All of Helsinki’ as the implementation area.
- Choose an appropriate theme for your proposal from the options. You can also select a more detailed theme, if you want.
- You can attach one image to your proposal, displayed together with it. Additionally, you can include images and other files as attachments to help illustrate your proposal. All images and attachments must include names and descriptions. The maximum image size is 5 MB. A horizontal image is preferable as the main image, but the other images and attachments may be either horizontal or vertical in orientation.
- Once you are done, save your proposal. You can also save your proposal as a draft and publish it later. At this point, your proposal will not yet be visible to others and you can find it in your own profile.
- Once you have saved it, a preview window will open. If no further editing is necessary, you can now publish your proposal.
- Once published, your proposal will be displayed on the OmaStadi website.
- After your proposal has been published, you can still edit it during the co-creation phase and add others as co-creators. At the end of the co-creation phase, editing will no longer be possible and the proposal will be locked.