Election advocacy

Municipal elections 2021

The spring’s municipal elections will be held on 13 June 2021 and the advance voting on 26 May–8 June. Tamko and TREY done together the municipal election platform for the electoral term 2021–2025. Our objective is to ensure that the students’ voice is heard in the decision-making of the city of Tampere in the coming years. Students were widely involved in the preparations of the platform and each student of the universities community has had an opportunity to comment on the objectives of the platform. The result is a vision of four themes about the best student city in Finland, Tampere, where it is good to study, work, have hobbies, live, and move around both during studies and after them.

goals

Study ability, well-being and urban culture

Tampere is an attractive university city with a good image and high-quality study opportunities. It is no wonder that every sixth resident of Tampere is a student. We students are a large, diverse group of people, and we need and use the City’s services just as much as everyone else:

  • Tampere should actively invest in supporting study ability and well-being as well as ensure that social and healthcare services are accesible to all students
  • Maintaining attractive, lively and safe urban environment and culture
  • Offering various leisure activities

Employment policy and the universities community

The students of Tampere are studying to become future experts in various fields. We believe that our employment opportunities in Tampere could be improved and more students could do their training and find employement here in Tampere. Opportunities for cooperation between the City and the universities community can be found in almost all fields. However, we students are a lot more than just future workforce: we are part of the universities community whose knowledge and expertise should also be utilised in the City’s decision-making.

Housing policy

Reasonably priced quality housing improves students’ quality of life, supports their financial situation, and creates a stronger sense of community. We students need different kinds of housing options in various locations. In addition to student housing Tampere needs moderately priced and student-friendly housing that should be offered by both the City and private renters. Moreover, high-quality student housing is environmentally friendly.

Transport policy

We students travel from one place to another primarily by bike, on foot or by public transport. These sustainable means of transport are also at the core of the City’s transport policy:

  • Affordable public transport encourages people to explore the City of Tampere and opt for low-emission vehicles
  • Developing the city centre so that it is accessible to all walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users makes the City more pleasant and lively

Taking usability and safety aspects into account in cycle paths and walkways will take us one step closer to not only a carbon neutral but also more student-friendly Tampere.

You can read the Municipal Election Platform from here: