A thriving, exciting region where everybody feel at home, are safe and where diversity is an appreciated strength.

Proposal for strategy

Target group: municipal politicians and officials in the Helsinki region.

When: Friday, November 8, 2019
Where: Think Corner IKKUNA kl 8.30-12 and THINK LOUNGE kl 12-16, Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki


Register here! 

A printable version of the programme


Moderator: Renaz Ebrahimi, journalist and activist

08.30–09.00 Coffee, registration
09.00–09.15 Presentation of the day and Project Stig in! Astu sisään! Come in!
Robert Runeberg, Linda Ahlbäck
09.15–09.30 My vision for Helsinki as a multicultural capital.
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo
09.30–09.45 Will Helsinki become multicultural, what does the research say?
Specialist Pasi Saukkonen, City of Helsinki, Unit for Urban Research and Statistics
09.45–10.00 Discussion / Pause
10.00–10.45 If I could re-plan Stockholm
Professor at Institute for Housing and Urban Research  Roger Andersson, Uppsala universitet
10.45–11.00 Discussion / Pause
11.00–11.30 A multicultural capital without segregation?
Assistant Professor Venla Bernelius, Department of Earth Science and Geography /Urbaria University of Helsinki
11.30- 12.00 Towards an antiracistic school 2040.
Ph.D. Alemanji Aminkeng Atabong researcher at the University of Helsinki
12:00–13:00 Lunch
13.00–13.30 An equal city
Associate Professor in Social Work, Mehrdad Darvishpour, Mälardalens högskola
13.30–14.00 A city without racism and discrimination
Trainer and method developer Anja Norell, The Multicultural Centre – MKC Botkyrka.
14.00–14.30 Coffee
14.30–15.00 From suppressed subculture to national pride
Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture KTH Jan Hietala 
15.00–15.30 A city where everyone’s voice is heard
Creative Director Joachim Granit, Färgfabriken Stockholm
15.30–16.30 Conclusions, political discussion
Pilvi Torsti, Mariana Moreira Duarte, Eva Biaudet and other politicians from Stockholm and Helsinki region.

The project is funded by AMIF: Asylum Migration and Integration Fund, Svenska Kulturfonden and Aktiafoundation in Vaasa, therefore no fee for participation.

This particular conference is also funded by Hanaholmen and Urbaria: Helsinki Institute of Urban Regional Studies.

Costs for travelling and living are payed by the participant

Registration no later than 1.11.2019


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