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More benches, trees and garbage cans
The residents of Helsinki wish to have more seats, trees and garbage cans in Helsinki. More of each will be procured and placed around the city. Trees/bushes will primarily be planted to compensate...
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Bottle/can racks for garbage cans in Copenhagen style
Garbage cans will be equipped with bottle and can racks in order for those who want to redeem the container deposits to be able to collect the containers in a safer, more convenient and more dignif...
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Transforming lawns into flower fields and urban farms – helping the climate, pollinators and the Baltic Sea
Lawns that are not in active use will be replaced with flower fields. Fruit trees, berry bushes and mushroom farms will be planted where appropriate, using a farming method that binds carbon. Local...
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Dog waste bag dispenser and garbage cans for Helsinki
Dog waste bag dispensers and garbage cans will be added along routes. Summary Koirankakkapusseja ja roskiksia kulkureittien varsille. Kokeilu ollut jo käynnissä eri puolella Helsinkiä ja ilmeis...
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Plant-based drinks as options in day care centres and schools
Plant-based drinks – primarily Finnish oat milk – will be introduced as beverage options with meals served at day care centres and schools in Helsinki. Finnish oat milk is an ethical and ecological...
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Supervised physical activity for elderly people and other residents near home
Elderly people and other residents will be provided with regular physical activity in the club rooms of housing companies and the nearby area. The project will train volunteer instructors and hire...
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Peace of Mind – a mental health meeting place in Oodi
Setting up a Peace of Mind meeting place in Oodi to support the mental health of Helsinki residents. The mental health skills of Helsinki residents will be strengthened with the help of supervised ...
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Peer-support groups for lonely people
A peer-support group for lonely people is a closed discussion group in which participants can speak openly about loneliness and the problems related to it and meet other lonely people. The project ...
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Indoor playgroungs on winter for families
Indoor playgrounds open to all will be founded in the city’s sports halls. The playgrounds will be free of charge or affordable, serving as alternatives to expensive commercial indoor playgrounds. ...
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Utilising crafts classrooms for recreational use
Crafts classrooms at schools will be opened for recreational use in the evenings and during weekends. These activities will neither be concentrated in one location, nor will the limited funds be us...
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Children’s Forest – a nature playground in Helsinki
One to three areas in local forests will be developed into nature playgrounds. A Children’s Forest nature playground will combine a forest environment and nature-friendly structures such as picnic ...
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Restoring and adding wooden statues in parks and on beaches
The city’s parks and beaches have featured beautiful wooden statues that have increased their comfort. The workshop that sculpted and maintained them has closed, which is why the statues themselves...
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Sustainable Helsinki climate change campaign for young people
Helsinki will organise a climate change campaign for pupils attending comprehensive school and students of secondary education institutions. The campaign will increase young people’s awareness of c...
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Cargo bicycles for libraries (normal and electric)
A total of 15–20 cargo bicycles will be procured for libraries for visitors to borrow and try out. Some of the bicycles will be electric. The most suitable web-based booking system will be looked i...
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Opening woodwork rooms to all residents
A project plan will be drawn up. It will specify the occupancy rate of the woodwork rooms of the schools in Helsinki and the hours when they are used by the school or, possibly, when they are in pu...
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The best day ever – Helsinki Day for children
Helsinki Day will be taken to the suburbs, and memorable events will be held for children outside the city centre. A wide range of activities will be organised for children living around Helsinki. ...
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Strada – a scenic route through Helsinki
The project will design an inspiring pedestrian route that will travel across Helsinki from west to east, passing by a variety of landmarks and even surprising sights. The route will be marked in t...
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Carbon-smart housing company campaign
The carbon footprint of housing will be reduced by creating an energy efficiency advice service for use by housing companies, property managers and others and by organising a competition that will ...
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Defibrillators and first aid training for all City offices
All City offices will be equipped with a defibrillator, for a total of 109 defibrillators. First aid training will be provided to personnel and clients. Placing defibrillators near people ensures f...
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Summer job voucher for pupils in Year 8
The summer job voucher will be extended to also apply to pupils in Year 8. Young people need work experience for their future and opportunities to earn pocket money. A summer job voucher worth EUR ...
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Utilising useful items – easily and cost-effectively
A campaign will be organised with the aim of increasing awareness of the opportunities provided by sharing services, such as sharing household items and utilising services instead of owning items. ...
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Friendship matchmaker – bringing lonely people together!
A ‘friendship matchmaker’ will be hired for two years to bring lonely people together and look for premises, volunteers and employees to participate in the joint activities. The friendship matchmak...
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"Osku" - participation transport for elderly people
With the help of a versatile and flexible transport service, the project will increase the opportunities of elderly people to participate in activities held at service centres and run errands indep...
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KiPi recycling points for Helsinki
20–40 recycling points will be set up at schools or libraries. The items will be registered in advance on an online flea market website that will allow city residents to find items and pick them up...
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More permanent, public, free-of-charge barbeque sites for the parks and beaches in Helsinki
Building barbeque sites in parks and on beaches. Equipment for the barbeque sites: a charcoal barbeque grill with grates and an electric hot plate where possible. Procuring barbeque and cleaning su...
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Stream caretakers for rehabilitating trout streams and providing advice on fish
Two full-time, year-round stream caretakers will be hired to manage and rehabilitate the trout streams in Helsinki, with their primary task being to organize the monitoring, care and rehabilitation...
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Instilling an ecological lifestyle
Climate change information points will be set up in libraries, and the City’s environmental specialist will visit the information points to provide advice on how to lead an ecological and coal-free...
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Lapp huts for Helsinki Central Park – a base for outdoor enthusiasts
Two Lapp huts will be built in Helsinki Central Park with all the necessary equipment: woodsheds, dry toilets, signage and picnic tables. Lapp hut caretakers will be recruited on a voluntary basis....
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Turning the districts of Helsinki into tourist destinations
This marketing campaign will utilise the hot nearcation trend by attracting Helsinki residents to travel to other Helsinki districts as tourists. The campaign will choose five to ten city districts...
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Social media challenge by teens for teens
A campaign will be organised with the aim of providing young people with meaningful and interesting activities and supporting their participation in solving common problems. The campaign will inclu...
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Movable, weatherproof benches for city squares and parks
Weatherproof benches that are easy to move will be procured for city squares and parks. Many of the city squares, market places and parks in Helsinki do not have enough benches for people to sit do...
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Discover the unhurried parts of the city – places, events and ideas
The project will prepare a map of Helsinki that will indicate both permanent and seasonal unhurried zones. Recommendations by the residents of different districts. Ideas for the occasional tourist....
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Discrimination of Immigrants in the Private House Rental Market in the Helsinki Region
Summary According to the the report of the Ombudsman to the Parliament (2018), discrimination in relation to ethnic origin and citizenship occurs in resident selections even though it is prohibi...
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Common, mobile, multipurpose facilities
The idea is to create a public, mobile facility for relaxation, meetings, learning and experimentation. The facility will serve as a room shared by the neighbourhood, and it can be adapted for vari...
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Healthy young people – cooking afternoons for the kids of Helsinki
Children will be provided with the opportunity to learn about healthy food culture through cooking. All pupils in Years 3 to 6, regardless of wealth, can participate in cooking afternoons held at s...
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DIY workshop open to all city residents
A proper DIY workshop open to all city residents will be founded. In addition to a wide range of hand tools and woodworking machines, the workshop should also be equipped with lockable storage room...
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Helsinki International Public Library
Helsinki International Public Library' ('HIP Library') would have an extensive collection of books, newspapers and other material in all languages spoken in Helsinki. The main objective of the HIP ...
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Equipment rental services for city events and movable stage for events
City operators require equipment for their events. This project will procure equipment (such as a movable stage) and found an equipment rental in a suitable location in the city (such as Suvilahti)...
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Digital notice boards for use by the City and city districts to publish notifications
Four digital notice boards will be placed on the streets to share information about the activities of the City of Helsinki and the communities operating in the city. Among other things, the notice ...
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Personal coach for an ecological lifestyle
The City will hire one or two experts who will provide Helsinki residents with personal advice on ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Consumption choices account for 70% of harmful emissions, bu...
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Simple Helsinki – the most functional and accessible city!
The City of Helsinki will communicate with everyone in plain language and in an accessible manner. Two coordinators will be hired for a year to make the City’s communications more easily understand...
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A negotiator for speeding up the yard projects of schools and day care centres located on leased plots
A negotiator will be hired to speed up the yard renovation projects of schools and day care centres located on leased plots. The negotiator will invite the parties concerned to discuss the goals an...
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Social Network for Elderly Immigrants
To build an electronic social network for senior citizens to be accessed in private or public computers, bus/train stops and other places. Primary target group is immigrants in Helsinki area over 6...
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Flower panting campaign for apartment building residents of Helsinki
The City will hire a summer flower coordinator who will be employed for the spring term through the project. The coordinator will be tasked with organising spring events for planting summer flowers...
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Seasonal celebrations in suitable locations in city districts
Celebrations will be held three or four times a year among the people, in the middle of Helsinki. These celebrations will be held around the city at the same time. The budget will be spent on the w...
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Featuring the stories of residents and city districts in the national urban park
Two project employees will be hired for the city’s libraries, community centres and service centres and tasked with working with neighbourhood associations to organise public events for collecting ...
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Multilingual and participative Helmet platform
In order to ensure digital literacy, digital technology teachers will be hired for libraries to instruct residents with the help of the digital product Helmet. The aim is to inspire immigrants, eld...
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Development of the YhteinenStadi certificate
A certificate called YhteinenStadi (Shared Helsinki) will be developed to support the development of a more equal city. A coordinator and experience experts will be hired for the development work. ...
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Digital platform for the whole city
A digital platform demo room will be set up in Helsinki. The demo room will allow digital productions to be rehearsed and scaled directly to performance venues of Helsinki’s cultural services, such...
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