Communal Influencing

Huoltoliitto ry's basic work includes also communal influencing, that Huoltoliitto ry does with other nationwide organizations. Here you can find them gathered.

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Consumer Parliament requested in plenary  20.11.2018:

Electronic identification has to be made easy to use and reach
 

Huoltoliitto ry is included with Consumer Parliament's commitment, where electronic identification is requested to become easy to use and reach.

 

Public services and other necessity services for smooth every day life are digitizing at fast speed. Electronic identification is key to using most necessity services. Significant amount of these services demands strong identification. Current identification services have been found difficult to use especially older people and people with disabilities, and also people with special learning- or understanding difficulties. Because of this, non-governmental organizations' consumer Parliament requested, that services of electronic identification are developed to be truly easy to use and reach, for example with biometric identifier.

 

Consumer Parliament is consumers association's coordinated organizations to exert influence, which gathers annually dozens of nationally significant non-governmental organizations together to discuss changing themes. Since 2011, Consumer Parliament's goal has been to get political decision-makers informed about key-organizations' views and opinions about political questions and to improve consumers' benefit in different areas of policy. 

In 2018, consumer Parliament requests, that electronic identification methods are developed truly easy to use and clear. New technology should adapt to people and their talents and needs- not the other way around.

 

In Finland, there's roughly million citizens, who have difficulties with using digital services. Many elderly person hasn't ever used electronic identification.

Elderly- and neighbor service union's Agetechnology center's inquiry made in 2017, 37% declared as the reason that they can't use electronic identification. Huldén's need assessment (2014) shows that  430 000– 650 000 people need plain language, so services with general purpose language are too difficult for them to use.  

 

Consumer Parliament sees, that every necessity services need to have electronic identification that's easily accessible for every user. Among technical accessibility, the attention has to be also on linguistic accessibility and understandability. One notably easier identification method would be biometric identifier like fingerprint. Consumer Parliament proposes, that the possibilities of using biometric identifier. 
 

Consumer Parliament gathered to plenary 20th of November in Parliament's Little Parliament. In plenary the commitments were handed over to every parliamentary party's representatives.
 

¹ Akatemiatutkia Sakari Taipaleen arvio perustuen AUTA-hankkeen ja PIAAC-tutkimuksen lukuihin.

² Vallin Ikäteknologiakeskuksen selvitys 2017: Ikäihmiset ja sähköinen asiointi. Miten saadaan kaikki mukaan?  http://www.ikateknologiakeskus.fi/fileadmin/user_upload/Julkaisut__pdf/…
³ Selkokeskuksen selvitys 2014: Selkokielen tarvearvio 2014 (H. Virtanen). https://selkokeskus.fi/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Tarvearvio_…

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Consumer Parliament requested in plenary  20.11.2018:

Second degree education free of charge

 

Huoltoliitto ry is included with Consumer Parliament's commitment, where second degree education is requested to be free of charge.

 

Education after primary school is not equally accessible for every young person, even though Finland's legislation demands it. 

High school and vocational education are expensive, which puts young people in a unequal position. Mere free primary school doesn't anymore guarantee employment. Current labor market requires at least second degree education. Non-governmental organizations' consumer Parliament requested, that second degree becomes free of charge. 

 

Consumer Parliament is consumers association's coordinated organizations to exert influence, which gathers annually dozens of nationally significant non-governmental organizations together to discuss changing themes. Since 2011, Consumer Parliament's goal has been to get political decision-makers informed about key-organizations' views and opinions about political questions and to improve consumers' benefit in different areas of policy. 

 

In 2018, consumer Parliament requests, that students have equal possibilities to study second degree education.  Commitment requests, that Parliament draws up thorough statement and will take necessary actions and reform of the law to make high school- and vocational education free of charge.


High school and vocational education are expensive: for example, high school's total cost can go up to 2600€ and some vocational education's, depending of field and academy, go up to thousands of euros. Youth barometer, published in March 2018, even 17% of defendants told financial reasons affected their educational path and 50% of defendants without second degree education/studying place told financial problems as the reason.


Especially in families with many children simultaneously in second degree, costs rise up unreasonably high. With these families , situation get more difficult because payment of child allowance stops when child turns 17. Second degree education being free of charge is specially important for families with low income, many children, single parent and special children. 
 

Consumer Parliament gathered to plenary 20th of November in Parliament's Little Parliament. In plenary the commitments were handed over to every parliamentary party's representatives.

 

 

 

¹ Pelastakaa Lapset ry:n selvitys toisen asteen opintojen kustannuksista 2017: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pelastakaalapset/main/2017/11/091457…

² Tiedote, Nuorisotutkimusseura & Valtion nuorisoneuvosto 20.3.2018: Nuorisobarometri 2017: Nuoret suhtautuvat myönteisesti oppimiseen ja koulutukseen. https://tietoanuorista.fi/nuorisobarometri-2017-nuoret-suhtautuvat-myon…

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Contact information

Visiting address:
Huoltoliitto ry
Jokiharjuntie 3, 70910 Vuorela

Organization manager
Sami Hämäläinen
sami.hamalainen@huoltoliitto.fi
p. 044 788 9498

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