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Social media for Immigrant
Participation
Verkkodemokratia ja kansalaisten
osallistuminen seminaari 17.11.2010
Immigrant In...
 ICT -supported citizen participation in the
processes of government and governance.
 Many spheres of participation (soc...
technology
-> models for enhanced social, cultural and political participation
and inclusion
-> manuals for immigrant grou...
 Participatory action research involves a
continuing spiral of
◦ planning,
◦ acting (implementing plans),
◦ observing (sy...
 Workshops in Lahti (approx once a month –
or 6 weeks)
 Observation of activities (photos, video,
journaling, diary)
◦ U...
 Women’s group (13-15 women)
◦ Some women have been in Finland for 20+ years, others only few weeks.
◦ Mainly Kurdish fro...
 Entertainment (Youtube, games)
 Communication (Facebook, Messenger)
 Gaining new information (Google, Wiki)
 What is ...
Where is
everybody ?
Where
everybody
is!
How to get
them
there?
 Spheres of e-participation:
◦ Is the social and cultural more interesting than
political?
 Levels of engagement:
◦ Is t...
Ilona Tikka Matthias Wevelsiep
University of Helsinki, Palmenia Center for Continuing Education
ilona.tikka@helsinki.fi ma...
Ilona Tikka, Matthias Wevelsiep: Social Media for Immigrant Participation
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  1. 1. Social media for Immigrant Participation Verkkodemokratia ja kansalaisten osallistuminen seminaari 17.11.2010 Immigrant Inclusion by eParticipation
  2. 2.  ICT -supported citizen participation in the processes of government and governance.  Many spheres of participation (social, cultural, political)  Levels of engagement (local, municipal, national, transnational, global)  Stages of policy making (from issue identification to decision making and implementation)  Multiple stakeholders (citizens, NGOs, gov. officers, politicians)
  3. 3. technology -> models for enhanced social, cultural and political participation and inclusion -> manuals for immigrant groups and authorities
  4. 4.  Participatory action research involves a continuing spiral of ◦ planning, ◦ acting (implementing plans), ◦ observing (systematically), ◦ Reflecting ◦ Re-planning ◦ and so round the spiral again. Participatory action research Reflection Action and its observati on Planning
  5. 5.  Workshops in Lahti (approx once a month – or 6 weeks)  Observation of activities (photos, video, journaling, diary) ◦ Understanding of immigrant use of technology  Interviews (individual and group) and surveys  Worskhops/ Seminars with authorities  Testing ◦ Different platforms  Taking forth actions and initiatives
  6. 6.  Women’s group (13-15 women) ◦ Some women have been in Finland for 20+ years, others only few weeks. ◦ Mainly Kurdish from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, but also Afgan, Bosnian and Russian/ Ingrian Finn. ◦ Aged between 20-60+ years. ◦ Some have married during their 14-19 years of age, some married their cousins or other extended family.  has been meeting for past nine years ◦ Sporadic attendance: with some members having taken part throughout, whereas others have left and new women have joined. ◦ in danger of exclusion, due to linguistic, cultural, social, and educational challenges/pitfalls ◦ Hazy understanding of groups/ individuals’ digital competence ◦ the emergence of generational and gendered gaps in immigrant e- participation....”My children...” “My husband...”...
  7. 7.  Entertainment (Youtube, games)  Communication (Facebook, Messenger)  Gaining new information (Google, Wiki)  What is the space?  What is the purpose? ◦ Locality? ◦ Transnationality?
  8. 8. Where is everybody ? Where everybody is!
  9. 9. How to get them there?
  10. 10.  Spheres of e-participation: ◦ Is the social and cultural more interesting than political?  Levels of engagement: ◦ Is the own ethnic/ transnational sphere more relevant than the local/ national?  Next phases: ◦ How to engage local level and political e- participation?
  11. 11. Ilona Tikka Matthias Wevelsiep University of Helsinki, Palmenia Center for Continuing Education ilona.tikka@helsinki.fi matthias.wevelsiep@helsinki.fi  eParticipation and social vs political integration  Local vs global e-participation Thank you!
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