On the 28th
September the Local Democracy Unit of the City of Tampere participated in the Welcome to Tampere 2011 fair. The free-of-charge fair for new international students and
new residents of Tampere offered information on the city of Tampere, its
services and various free time activities.
The event was carried
out as a fair with information sessions. Visitors had the opportunity to visit
the areas and info sessions of their interest.
In the fair the Local
Democracy Unit promoted residents’ participation opportunities. Residents of Tampere
have the opportunity to participate in regional working groups called Alvari
and in the Internet services Valma and Mansetori. Local Democracy Unit also takes part in the eCitizen2 EU project.
Information and achievements of the project were also promoted in the fair. The
unit with it’s presentations got a lot of attention from the audience.
Students and new residents of Tampere got acquainted with residents' participation possibilities.
Assistant professor Kalpana Chauhan from New Delhi, India, was interested in eParticipation tools of Tampere.