The Tampere Children’s Parliament (TLP) was established in Tampere in 2001 as a influencing channel for children in lower comprehensive school. Its aim is to make the opinions of children of lower comprehensive school age heard in decision-making in Tampere and to teach children democracy and influencing skills by means of their own age-level methods. The activities are inclusive and child-centred, in other words, the ideas originate from the children themselves and they are handled operationally in ways that are suitable for the children’s age.
Influencing of children and youth
On this page you can see the activities of the youth services related to influencing. Providing opportunities for participation helps children and young people to grow up as important and valued members of their communities, able to influence issues that affect them and to become involved citizens
Schools and educational institutions
The City of Tampere Youth Services' Inclusion Team organises inclusion network meetings. Inclusion network meetings invite actors and bodies working on youth inclusion. The network is a place where experiences are shared, current issues are discussed and people can learn from each other. The network meets about four times a year.