Everyday Democracy Panel Discussion

Thu 7.3. | 16:30–18:30 | Arthouse Cinema Niagara | In Finnish | Free Entry


Moderator: Anni Jäntti, University of Tampere


  • Mia Halme, director and screenwriter
  • Marjo Hietikko, librarian
  • Päivi Kymäläinen, professor of social policy
  • Aino Tiihonen, postdoctoral researcher


Everyday democracy is about putting democracy into practice in our everyday life. Everyday democracy includes, for example, the rights and freedoms of citizens, such freedom of speech and the opportunity to participate and affect legislation. Everyday democracy includes various forms of citizen activism and active participation. It can be put into practice by participating in citizen organisations to advance one’s own values and opinions, by taking part in discussions and expressing opinions on different platforms, by voting in elections, and by taking action within the community.

In the Everyday Democracy Panel Discussion we will talk about practices and structures of democracy. How can films be used to open up everyday democracy and its preconditions? How can libraries advance everyday democracy? What kinds of opportunities and threats to everyday democracy can be identified by research?

Before the panel discussion Democracy in Danger 1: Everyday Democracy will be screened.

The panel is organised in collaboration of Democracy Research Network of Tampere University and Tampere Film Festival. It is part of the Democracy in Danger programme.