Tampere residents are invited to discuss the goals and measures included in the equality and non-discrimination plan

The City of Tampere is updating its equality and non-discrimination plan this year. Tampere residents are invited to take part in resident events to learn what the city’s survey found out about the current state of equality and non-discrimination in Tampere as well as to have their say about the new plan’s goals and measures. The events will be held on Tuesday, 6 September 2022, and Wednesday, 7 September 2022.

The City of Tampere’s equality and non-discrimination plan defines how the City of Tampere will promote equality and non-discrimination in its own activities as well as prevent and address discrimination. The plan will be completed at the turn of the year.

The plan is being prepared in cooperation with the residents of Tampere and other parties. The working group for creating an equality and non-discrimination plan, which was appointed by the Mayor, plays a key role in the planning work. 

The current state of equality and non-discrimination was surveyed in summer 2022. More than 580 Tampere residents shared their experiences by responding to a survey or taking part in a resident event. 

The survey found that more than half of the respondents had experienced discrimination or unequal treatment. The survey also showed that many respondents did not know to whom they could report poor treatment. Many respondents thought that reporting could even make things worse.

Principles of a Safer Space will be followed at the events

“We will present these survey results at two resident events and discuss with participants what we should do to promote equality and non-discrimination in Tampere,” says Annamari Tuominen, the City of Tampere’s Equality Coordinator.

At the resident events, the participants will be able to communicate their views on what kinds of goals the city should set for its equality and non-discrimination work and what measures could be taken to reach those goals. The events are open to anyone interested in this issue.

There will be two events with the same programme:

  • A remote event online (Teams) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 September 2022
  • An event at the Main Library Metso’s Lehmus room from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 

Residents can sign up for the events by completing the sign-up form by 4 September 2022. By signing up, the participants commit to following the Principles of a Safer Space. 

Those who signed up for the remote event will receive a participation link by email the day before the event. Coffee will be served at the event held at the Main Library Metso from 4:30 p.m.

There will be Finnish Sign Language and English interpreters at the events. If needed, interpreters for other languages will also be sought for the event. 


Further information

Annamari Tuominen
Equality coordinator
040 801 6188
Text: Johanna Kurela
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