Young people and children of Tornio can influence on their
environments development. This can be done with civil
propositions, participating in school boards and organizations,
giving feedback and improvement suggestions. These can be given to
the suggestion box on the website. One can also poke one of the
youth council members for an idea. Each school in Tornio have at
least one representative member. In other cases, you can always
turn to youth workers with a suggestion or feedback, because they
are here for you.
Influencing possibilities are open
to 14-29 year old youth through the Tornio Youth Council. Youth
Council (known also as nune) is
a council formed by young people, designed to bring ideas ja
propositions out to the world, make suggestions about the interests
that they see important, follow the overall decision making in the
city and activates peers to talk about topics concerning society.
Schoolboard action is developed though the youth information centre
Tornio nune gathers at least once a month for a meeting. It was
originally designed to improve youths influencing and
participationpossibilities in 1999. Nune is made from 13-25 year-old
young peope of Tornio, who want to influence their cities decision
making regarding young people. It introduces young people to the
citys decision making and decreases youth passivity. The main point
is to get the subjects regarding youth and their environment heard.
It also does active co-operation with other youth councils of Lapland
In a nutshell, the nune of Tornio has regularly updated their
program concerning youth politics. In 2012 they made a video
interview about Tornios young people and what they felt was like to
be a teenager in Tornio. They asked about living, study
accessibility, leisure opportunities and hobby possibilities, and
whether they were up to date or not. They put together a small
document which they brough to the citys decision makers in order to
improve Tornio's services for young people.
How do I get involved?
Tornio nune arranges elections on every school of the area every year
once the season changes. During the elections you will find
information from the school on how to nominate. If there are just a
few nominees, there is no need for elections. If there are three
or more nominees, there must be an election.
More information about nune can be asked from Jan-Mikael Hakomäki,
p. 050 576 0498
Current nune members can be found over at tornionnune.blogspot.fi