What is Safe stadi?
Safe stadi is a project run by City of Helsinki Youth Department. Project is coordinated by Topias Suksi. The webpage is edited by Anna Gustafsson. The project has a full time youth worker, Sabally Ansumana. The main goal of the project is to increase feeling of peace and security in Helsinki, especially among young immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers living in Helsinki. We also take a strong stance against racism and hate speech especially online.
What do we do?
Safe stadi wants Helsinki to be a good place to live for everyone. Safe stadi goes to the streets, we will go out, where the young people are meeting each other. We will join events and be present in the social media. We believe that Helsinki is an international and multicultural city. There is not just one way to be a citizen here, instead all cultures, languages and backgrounds are welcome. Safe stadi takes a strong stance against racism and hate speech on the streets and online. We will have youth workers meeting young people in the city, they can be recognized from the Safe stadi logo. We will try to prevent conflicts and confrontations from happening. We are working in co-operation with the Helsinki Police department, to increase understanding and respect both ways. We will have different groups and projects under the Safe stadi logo, which we will tell more about later.