User-Based Open Knowledge
Increasing E-Democracy in
Finland
CeDEM 2014
Mika Sihvonen & Miikka Sipilä
University of Tampere
Background
• ESF development programme: Designing
Open Learning Environments and Promoting
Active Citizenship
• Research a...
Research subject
• Overview of modern tools that help citizens to
be more active and to participate in Finland
Helping in...
Helping everyday life
Helping everyday life
Service map of Helsinki
Getting information
Kansanmuisti.fi
Getting information
Open ahjo Helsinki
Participation
Kansalaisaloite.fi
Participation
Avoinministerio.fi
Summary
• The current trend is to have more open
administration and to involve citizens helping in
different plannings
• I...
Thank you!
Contact:
Miikka.m.sipila@uta.fi
Mika.sihvonen@uta.fi
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  1. 1. User-Based Open Knowledge Increasing E-Democracy in Finland CeDEM 2014 Mika Sihvonen & Miikka Sipilä University of Tampere
  2. 2. Background • ESF development programme: Designing Open Learning Environments and Promoting Active Citizenship • Research aspect: Create knowledge about open learning environments and active citizens
  3. 3. Research subject • Overview of modern tools that help citizens to be more active and to participate in Finland Helping in everyday life Helping getting information Helping in participating
  4. 4. Helping everyday life
  5. 5. Helping everyday life Service map of Helsinki
  6. 6. Getting information Kansanmuisti.fi
  7. 7. Getting information Open ahjo Helsinki
  8. 8. Participation Kansalaisaloite.fi
  9. 9. Participation Avoinministerio.fi
  10. 10. Summary • The current trend is to have more open administration and to involve citizens helping in different plannings • Increased amount of available information and user- centered content enhances transparency and active citizenship • User-friendliness is the key to activate more users. Open data is not useable for most people, unless there is a user-friendly interface
  11. 11. Thank you! Contact: Miikka.m.sipila@uta.fi Mika.sihvonen@uta.fi
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