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Ansku Holstila appointed as HYY’s municipal election coordinator


The Student Union of the University of Helsinki has appointed Master of Social Sciences, Student of Environmental Sciences Ansku Holstila as its municipal election coordinator. Holstila starts in the fixed-term position on 24 January and is set to continue until 24 May 2017.

Holstila has previously worked as a campaign coordinator in campaigns such as the Coal-Free Finland campaign as well as been involved in the communications and coordination of several climate campaigns.

The tasks of the municipal election coordinator include organising campaign events, producing and acquiring communication material related to the elections and promoting the municipal election objectives of the World Student Capital network, particularly in Helsinki. When seeking the municipal election coordinator, HYY emphasised skills related to urban advocacy work and communication skills.

HYY’s main objective in the municipal elections of spring 2017 is to expedite the realisation of the Science Tram so that its construction work begins by 2025. The Science Tram would connect 40% of the higher education students in the Capital Region and its sphere of influence contains as many as 100,000 jobs.