What is decided through Ruutibudjetti?
The plans created and decided to be implemented in RuutiBudjetti will be implemented
in different ways using the City’s various resources.
Budgets and operations of the youth work units of Helsinki youth services
In RuutiBudjetti, young people can influence the entire budget of their local youth work unit – this includes the contents of the activities and the use of youth workers’ hours. Young people cannot dismiss employees, change their job descriptions or found or shut down Youth Centres. Plans with a cost estimate of 3,000 euros or less can be implemented out of the youth work unit’s budget.
Helsinki youth services’ shared RuutiBudjetti of 150,000 euros
Helsinki youth services distribute 150,000 euros every year to the RuutiBudjetti plans that cannot be implemented with the resources of the local youth work units alone.
Young people’s initiative system
If a plan selected for implementation in RuutiBudjetti is an initiative, it can be made into an initiative in Helsinki’s young people’s initiative system together with the young people. Plans promoted as initiatives usually include those that are not under the control of the youth services or the culture and leisure sector or that would involve multiple operators or divisions.
OmaStadi – Helsinki’s participatory budgeting
Extensive ideas that would cost more than 35,000 euros and affect the entire City can be taken to the OmaStadi platform as ideas between 5 and 25 October. Every other year, Helsinki spends 8.8 million euros on realising residents’ ideas. All Helsinki residents of all ages can vote on the ideas in autumn 2021.