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An online system for citizen initiatives in Finland.

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Kansalaisaloite logo Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Kansalaisaloite describes itself as "an online service of the [Finnish] Ministry of Justice for launching citizens' initiatives and collecting statements of support for these initiatives. The service offers citizens a possibility to have their initiative considered by the Parliament [...] At least fifty thousand Finnish citizens entitled to vote have the right to submit an initiative for the enactment of an act to the Parliament".

It was initiated by government and encourages people to participate through an online platform. is national in orientation and concerned with democracy, politics & representation

It was launched in December 2012 and is ongoing.

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.





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