Which of the options should we implement?
We will be seeking residents’ views to support our decision making.
Representatives from the Jyväskylä youth council, Nea Auer, Wiivi-Maria Kasanen, Viivi Wahlberg, Katja Laitinen, Viljami Ihalainen and Åsa-Sofia Vi
Public evening meetings over coffee between residents, officeholders and municipal decision-makers
Discussion meetings between residents, o
City of Jyväskylä organizes public meetings over coffee between residents, officeholders and municipal decision-makers. Discussion meetings between residents, officers and municipal decision-makers have been organized since 2018 in diffrent parts of the city. Topics of the discussion have varied from sport facilities to safety and to use of premises having some 20-60 participants in each meetings.
More information on participation
Jukka Laukkanen, Senior Advisor/ Participation
mobile +358 40 5758260, jukka.laukkanen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Sari Välimäki, Well-being Coordinator
tel. +358 14 266 7739, sari.valimaki[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Hanna Tenhunen, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 311 8980, hanna.tenhunen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Satu Altén, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 327 3144, satu.alten[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Hilda Hakkarainen, Participation Coordinator
mobile + 358 50 530 8698, hilda.hakkarainen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
As a resident of Jyväskylä, you have many methods of influencing the operations and decision-making of the municipality. You can make your influence felt through official channels or join different participation arenas and citizen activities.
Activities in residential areas aim to strengthen the well-being of residents and enable residents to participate in the development of their own residential area. Inclusive approach based on cooperation and equal interaction is applied.
City organizes events on residential areas around the city in order to enhance dialog between citizens, elected representatives and the administration of the city. During these events a broad spectrum of services are discussed, from water supply to elderly care, according to the interests of the area.
A council, elected by city residents, has the supreme decision-making authority in the City of Jyväskylä. The municipal election takes place every fourth year.
The meetings of the City Council are recorded on video and broadcast on the Web. Videos are available for viewing on the website.
The City Council appoints the City Board which manages the city administration, prepares the matters to be processed by the City Council, ensures that the City Council's decisions are enforced; oversees the city's interests and represents the city.
Students in upper secondary school can also access the City of Jyväskylä’s pupil and student support services. The service is staffed by psychologists and student welfare advisors, who are on hand to offer help and guidance to all students. The services are provided with the student’s consent, and they can also involve family and friends as well as teachers and other relevant professionals. The purpose of the service is to promote the wellbeing of individual students and the wider school community and to help create a safe and positive learning environment for all.
The initiative may be prepared in free form and submitted to the registry either by email or by post:
Visiting address: City Hall, Vapaudenkatu 32
Mailing address: PL 193, 40101 Jyväskylän kaupunki
Phone: +358 14 266 0888