What is co-creation?
Co-creation is the process of developing approved ideas into proposals that match the OmaStadi criteria. None of the proposed ideas can proceed directly to the voting phase, and instead, all the approved ideas will first be refined and similar ideas will be combined. You can take part in the co-creation by joining co-creation workshops or visiting omastadi.hel.fi. The City’s experts will work together with residents in developing the proposals further.
Co-creation from January to April
The co-creation phase will begin with the refining of the ideas and combining them into proposals. In January and February, we will be organising a set of local workshops, one for each area’s ideas. The workshops’ purpose is to bring ideas and the City’s residents together and provide help in forming idea combinations and submitting proposals. Proposals can be submitted on the website from 12 January to 28 February 2021.
The co-creation will continue in March and April, when the proposals will be finalised together with the City’s experts. The finalisation phase will take place on the OmaStadi website and in theme workshops. The theme workshops will be organised for residents who have submitted their proposals, joined by experts from the City’s divisions.
Once the co-creation phase is over, the City’s experts will draw up a cost estimate for the proposals. The voting on the proposals will be held in autumn 2021.
Online briefing about the co-creation phase was held on 12 January 2021. The briefing provides information about co-creation, an overview of the ideas submitted for different areas, more detailed instructions on how to make proposals and information about upcoming local workshops. You can watch the of the briefing (in Finnish) at Helsinki-kanava (below). Subtitles will be added in English and Swedish soon.
How to get started with the co-creation?
- Check whether your idea has been approved for co-creation. None of the proposed ideas will proceed directly to the voting phase, and instead they must all first be further processed.
- Familiarise yourself with the local idea groups formed by the City. The groups will also serve as a basis for the discussions during the co-creation phaseand include recommendations on suitable idea combinations.
- Register for and take part in a local workshop. You should join a local workshop particularly if your idea has been grouped together with other ideas. You will receive support in making proposals and be able to talk to others who have submitted similar ideas to yours.
- Submit your proposal on the OmaStadi website between 12 January and 28 February 2021. Individual proposals will be made based on one or more approved ideas. Please take into account any comments that the City’s experts may have included in your idea’s assessment. The technical instructions on how to submit proposals can be found on the OmaStadi website.
- Continue developing your proposal with other residents and the City’s experts on the OmaStadi website.
More information and help is available from your area’s Borough Liaison. Their contact details can be found on the instructions page.
The proposals will be finalised in March and April on the OmaStadi website and in the theme workshops. The theme workshops will be organised for residents who have submitted their proposals, joined by the City’s experts who will help finalise the proposals. The experts will provide the theme workshop participants with the necessary information to complete the finalisation.