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Want more information or support related to participation?

The City of Helsinki employs many participation experts and people who actively promote participation in their work. If you have questions or need support in your work, do not hesitate to contact us.

In any matters related to these pages or participation in general, you can contact participation specialist Veli-Matti Hurtig. In matters related to the City’s divisions, please contact the divisions’ participation representatives.

You can find the contact information of the City’s offices and workers on the website.

Participation and guidance unit

The participation and guidance unit is responsible for City level coordinating of and developing models for interaction and electronic participation services and regional participation, as well as the City’s general guidance and special guidance in immigration issues and mediation operations.

Johanna Seppälä, Unit Manager

Heli Rantanen, Development Manager

Titta Reunanen, Team Leader in Interaction

The divisions’ participation

If you need support in your own work at the City of Helsinki or you are interested in particular in matters related to a division, please contact the division’s experts directly.

Education Division

The division’s service areas include early childhood education and pre-school education, basic education, secondary and vocational education, the Finnish Adult Education Centre and the Swedish-language services covering the Swedish Adult Education Centre of Helsinki (Helsingfors Arbis).

Heidi Halkilahti
Pedagogical specialist

Sini Enqvist
Participation Specialist

Erika Myllyniemi
Participation Specialist

Urban Environment Division

The division’s service areas include Land Use and City Structure, Buildings and Public Areas, and Services and Permits.

Tiina Antila-Lehtonen
Interactivity Planner

Culture and Leisure Division

The division’s service areas include culture (cultural centres, Helsinki Art Museum, the City Museum and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra), the City Library, youth and sports.

Virve Hyysalo
Participation Specialist

Inari Penttilä
Development Planner

Johanna Laukkanen
Planner, youth participation

The Social Services and Health Care Division

The division’s service areas include family and social services, health and substance abuse services, and hospital, rehabilitation and care services.

Ulla Tyyskä
Unit manager

Kaisa Kutilainen