Seminar 2010

Theme: Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production of public services
Date Friday 22 of October 2010.
Place: Aalto University School of Art and Design.
Hämeentie 135 C – Media Center Lume – Sampo Hall.
Registration is closed

Organizers: Aalto University, Special Interest Group Co-p2p with the support of Aalto University Service Factory

Live Video streaming of the seminar :


9:00-9:15 Registration and coffee (Lume foyer)

9:15-9:30 Welcoming words
Professor Teemu Leinonen (Aalto University School of Art and Design) and Members of the SIG

9:30-10:30 KeyNote

Participatory design meets municipal services – examples and issues from the eGov+ project
Professor Susanne Bødker – University of Aarhus
[Slides] – [Video embedded below]

10:30 – 11:45 Cases
Short presentations (5-10 min) that introduce ongoing experimentations in Finland that relate to the topics of the seminar and the SIG members’ work. Followed by questions and discussion.

1) Petra Turkama, Researcher SIG member [Aalto University School of Economics]
Save Energy Helsinki is a Helsinki school Pilot case in Pihkapuisto and Alamalmi schools on empowering users to participate in the energy management of the building.
[Slides] – [Video]

1) Tiia Ruokosalo – A-Klinikkasäätiö [A-Clinic Foundation]
Voimapiiri is a service that offers information and support to those concerned about their own, or a close one, use of drugs or gambling practices. The service is co-produced by different stakeholders and users themselves (technical base is short text messages)
[Slides] – [Video not available]

3) Sirkka Minkkinen – [Active Seniors Association]
(+ Andrea Botero,  Researcher SIG member – Aalto University School of Art and Design)
Loppukiri house and community is the outcome of a six year project of the Active Seniors Association. The association was founded in August 2000 to explore and create the concept of a housing community for elderly people based on neighborliness, self-help and community spirit guided by open decision-making process.
[Slides] – [Video]

4) Pirjo Tulikukka, Executive director [Helka ry – Helsinki Neighbourhoods  Association] (+Liisa Horeli, Aalto University School of Science and Technology + Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Aalto University School of Art and Design. SIG members)
The Helka network is a non-governmental organization founded in 1964. Its mission is to activate and bring together residents and local actors in the Helsinki City area. A central task of Helka is to convey information and to enhance dialogue between the City of Helsinki and its residents. With the ongoing support from Helsinki City Government Helka has established a city wide network of neighborhood websites after over a decade of experimentation and pilot work.
[Slides] – [Video]

11:45 – 13:30 Lunch discussions
Tables with different themes will be organized for participants to join and discus while having lunch. Each Table will be hosted by one of the SIG members involved that will moderate the discussion
Moderators: Petra Turkama / Teemu Leinonen/ Kimmo Karhu & Andrea Botero / Liisa Horeli & Joanna Saad-Sulonen / Teemu Ropponen

13:30 – 14:30 Keynote:
Co-Production and Third Sector Social Services in Europe – some crucial conceptual issues
Professor Victor Pestoff – Institute for Civil Society Studies, Stockholm Sweden.
[Slides] – [Video embedded below]

14:30 – 15:30 Cases
Short presentations (5-10 min) that introduce an ongoing experimentation in Finland that relate to the topic. Followed by questions and discussion.

1) Teemu Ropponen, Researcher SIG member – [Aalto University School of Science and Technology]
Monimos is a social media service around international mindedness, immigration and integration, which has been co-designed by a group of immigrants & organizations, with the facilitation of researchers and the Finnish Ministry of Justice.
[Slides] – [Video]

2) Ruby van der Wekken – Co-founder of Stadin Aikapankki [Helsinki Time-bank]
Stadinaikapankki members exchange services on the basis of time, and operate according to the principles of Timebanking. Every one’s time is considered of equal worth and services are exchanged against timecredits called ‘tovi’. Timebank is an exchange tool which has at its core the values of reciprocity, equality,  seeing people as assets and the importance of social networks in the building up of democratic, inclusive and sustainble communities and society.
[Slides] – [Video]

3) Pauliina Seppälä – Member [Refugee Hospitality Group]
Refugee Hospitality Club is an open volunteer network of people and organizations from the downtown Helsinki area, working in cooperation with the staff of two reception centres for asylum seekers in Helsinki. The club aims to offer a meeting point for all residents to share experiences and do things together.
[Slides] – [Video]

4) Tuuli Kaskinen, Project leader [Demos Helsinki]
SopimusKone and peer to peer activation
[Slides] – [Video]

15:30 – 16:00 Round up and conclusions – [Video]
Panelists and Lunch talk moderators reflect on the themes discussed during the day.
+ “Hello Finland” from colleagues in the UK at the coproduction network. Here the transcription of the 5 min skype intervention

The seminar was summarized in a report, which is available for download: Co-p2p-report-web.pdf

Back-channel discussions

An archive of the Twitter post was created.
Messages that were posted during the seminar through Qaiku can be viewed here.

Registration and attendance details

Seminar is free and open to all interested. However prior registration is required for all those attending. The seminar will be translated simultaneously to Finnish Sign Language.

NOTE:  Lunch discussions are limited to 50 participants (light lunch will be provided in this context).


The seminar takes place at Aalto University School of Art and Design. Sampo Hall (Auditorium) of Media Center Lume. Hämeentie 135 C
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How to get here: Bus 71 and tram 6 coming from the main railway station should bring you here. Tram No 8 from Töölo also works fine. If you are coming from one of the other 2 campuses of the University hop into bus 506.

Parking places near our campus can be found best from ArabianParkki, short term/free spaces are somehow scarce, we suggest you to use Public transportation (or why not share a ride with your friends by experimenting with some service like greenriders).