Data

General Issues
Economics
Planning & Development
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Funding
Location
Helsinki
Finland
Scope of Influence
City/Town
Links
OmaStadi, Helsinki's online participatory budgeting platform
Start Date
Ongoing
Yes
Time Limited or Repeated?
Repeated over time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Approach
Co-governance
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Collaborate
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All
General Types of Methods
Public budgeting
Deliberative and dialogic process
Community development, organizing, and mobilization
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Propose and/or develop policies, ideas, and recommendations
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Inform, educate and/or raise awareness
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Both
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Express Opinions/Preferences Only
Informal Social Activities
Information & Learning Resources
Expert Presentations
Written Briefing Materials
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Traditional Media
New Media
Public Report
Primary Organizer/Manager
City of Helsinki
Type of Organizer/Manager
Local Government
Funder
City of Helsinki
Type of Funder
Local Government
Staff
Yes
Volunteers
Yes
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in people’s knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
Changes in civic capacities
Implementers of Change
Elected Public Officials
Experts
Lay Public
Formal Evaluation
Yes
Evaluation Report Links
Final evaluation of the City of Helsinki’s participatory budgeting (OmaStadi 2018–2020)

CASE

OmaStadi - Participatory Budgeting in Helsinki, Finland (2018-ongoing)

November 24, 2021 aw8g18
November 22, 2021 cpi1n19
General Issues
Economics
Planning & Development
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Funding
Location
Helsinki
Finland
Scope of Influence
City/Town
Links
OmaStadi, Helsinki's online participatory budgeting platform
Start Date
Ongoing
Yes
Time Limited or Repeated?
Repeated over time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Approach
Co-governance
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Collaborate
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All
General Types of Methods
Public budgeting
Deliberative and dialogic process
Community development, organizing, and mobilization
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Propose and/or develop policies, ideas, and recommendations
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Inform, educate and/or raise awareness
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Both
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Express Opinions/Preferences Only
Informal Social Activities
Information & Learning Resources
Expert Presentations
Written Briefing Materials
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Traditional Media
New Media
Public Report
Primary Organizer/Manager
City of Helsinki
Type of Organizer/Manager
Local Government
Funder
City of Helsinki
Type of Funder
Local Government
Staff
Yes
Volunteers
Yes
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in people’s knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
Changes in civic capacities
Implementers of Change
Elected Public Officials
Experts
Lay Public
Formal Evaluation
Yes
Evaluation Report Links
Final evaluation of the City of Helsinki’s participatory budgeting (OmaStadi 2018–2020)

In 2018, the City of Helsinki began a participatory budgeting process known as OmaStadi. This aims to facilitate urban development project proposal and design, primarily through the use of an online platform and workshops.