You may begin to develop ideas well in advance before you can submit your proposals via the OmaStadi.hel.fi service. Ideas can be developed on your own, with a friend or in a group. Borough liaisons also arrange events where you can develop your proposal ideas. At these events, you’ll have the chance to play the OmaStadi game, which is a fun and effortless way of learning more about the steps and framework of participatory budgeting. At the end of the one hour game session, you will have created your own OmaStadi proposal! More information about the events can be found in the Events section.
You can submit a proposal for how a portion of the €880000 allocated to entire Helsinki should be spent. You can develop ideas on your own, in a larger group or by participating in the events arranged by borough liaisons. You can comment on and recommend proposals in the OmaStadi.hel.fi service. The City services will evaluate the proposals within the framework of participatory budgeting. Each proposal is reviewed and marked according to whether it fits into the framework or not. If a proposal does not fit into the framework, this will be explained in the omastadi.hel.fi service.
The City experts evaluate the proposals in terms of the framework for participatory budgeting. Each proposal will be reviewed and marked according to whether it fits into the framework or not. If a proposal does not fit into the framework, this will be explained in the online service.
Proposals are developed into plans in cooperation between the city’s residents, employees, communities and companies. Plans can be developed in the OmaStadi service and in meetings. Plans are made by combining different proposals. All the proposals that fit into the framework of OmaStadi will be included in the plans. The purpose of the process is to make uniform plans and support equality. All plans can be viewed and commented on in the OmaStadi.hel.fi service. For instance, plans can include several similar proposals or combine proposals that concern the same topic or region. Differing proposals can also be combined into a plan. You can browse the OmaStadi online service to see which proposals are included in a plan.
The City divisions will create cost estimates for the plans, where all the costs arising from the execution of the plan are considered. The cost estimates include, for example, the expenses of the design of all construction sites. The creation of cost estimates is an essential independent step of the OmaStadi process, and it takes approximately two months.
All residents of Helsinki aged 12 or over are eligible to vote in the participatory budgeting process. You can vote both for plans for a major district and plans for the entire city. Voting takes place in the omastadi.hel.fi service. You can cast your vote by signing into the omastadi.hel.fi service using your online banking credentials or mobile authentication. Young people can vote with their edu.hel.fi login credentials in the City’s schools and educational institutions. You can also vote in libraries by presenting a photo identity card. Young people under 18 can vote in libraries by presenting their Kela card.
The districts’ appropriations are divided between several plans based on the vote. You can include as many plans in your vote as the district’s appropriation allows for. It is also possible to vote for a single plan. Plans that concern the entire city can also be combined in a similar manner.
The Mayor of the City will confirm the result of the vote and authorises the City services to execute the winning plans of the OmaStadi vote. The execution of all OmaStadi plans selected in the vote will begin without delay. The City will put up the OmaStadi plans up for tender and select the operators in accordance with its own regulations. Residents of the city are invited to make plans and execute them, and of course, to celebrate the realisation of collective dreams.
If you sign in to omastadi.hel.fi with your online banking ID or mobile ID, you will be able to vote directly. Students at comprehensive school (grades 6–9) or senior high school can sign in and verify their identity for voting with their Wilma ID.Bank ID or mobile ID
You can also sign in with social media accounts (Facebook, Yle, Google, among others) or with an Omastadi account you have created earlier. The first time you vote, you also need to verify your identity with an online banking ID, mobile ID, or a Wilma ID for comprehensive school students.Sign in with Tunnistamo