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Jaana Isohätälä

Educational researcher and member of Oulu City Council with the Greens

I am a learning scientist and a local politician with the Greens in Oulu. I influence decision-making in Oulu as a member of the City Council and the City Board and as the chair of the BusinessOulu board. My goal is to increase vitality, intelligence and joy in society.

In local politics, I want to promote influential and responsible business, the world’s best education as well as happy and healthy city living. As a PhD researcher, I explore how people can enhance their learning and success through collaboration. During my free time, I promote entrepreneurship, science and sustainable development in non-profit organizations and in our family business.


Finding the talent in each citizen

Oulu thrives when its citizens thrive. We have to encourage a society that creates opportunities for everyone: both for the highly educated experts and for those with more wisdom of the heart. Youth and long-term unemployment are critically high in Oulu and too many new graduates leave Oulu after completing their degree.

Moving more actively and ecologically

An active lifestyle increases well-being and makes it easier to balance life and work. We must ensure that the citizens and visitors of Oulu can continue to enjoy the clean air and nature of the North. It is also high time to develop public transportation and other ecological ways of moving in the city.

Creating a safe environment to grow up in

High quality education carries far. We must promise our children a safe and stimulating environment where everyone is given attention. The staff in day cares and schools are overburdened and far too many students suffer from health problems caused by the dangerously poor quality of indoor air.


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