OmaStadi is Helsinki’s way of implementing participatory budgeting. It means that city residents can suggest ideas and vote on how residential areas will be developed. Helsinki will spend EUR 8.8 million implementing city residents’ suggestions.
The aim of participatory budgeting is to increase city residents’ influencing opportunities and their understanding of the city operations as well as to improve equality. Through participatory budgeting, city residents can directly influence how the city spends a part of its budget.
On this website, city residents can submit their suggestions for the development of Helsinki and vote on them. The suggestions that get the most votes will be implemented.
After the vote, resident and city employees will work together to develop the suggestions to be implemented. Co-development can refer to things such as workshops, discussions or surveys conducted by the city. The surveys can be used to find out how a suggestion should, in residents’ opinion, be implemented.