"I want to work for a Helsinki where human rights are encouraged and are always taken into account in decision-making. A Helsinki that is available for everyone and where education is prioritized. "
My name is Emilie Jäntti and I am 20 years old. I’ve grown up in Raasepori, but have been living in Helsinki since I began my upper secondary studies here.
I got my upper secondary examination in 2020, and I am currently working as an assistant at a daycare.
Politics and activism are things that have always been close to my heart, and something I gained an interest for at a young age. When I went to lower secondary school I was elected to our youth council in my hometown and got to participate in municipal politics already then. One thing that I got to be a part of, while being in the youth council, was to arrange Raasepori’s first Pride Parade.
At 15 I was elected to the board of The Swedish-Speaking School-Student Union of Finland. FSS. I was a member of the board for about five years, and during my last year I was president of the organization. During my time as president, I had the opportunity to work with questions regarding the education in Finland in a range of different working-groups put together by the ministries, as well as visit the parliaments’ working-groups to bring young peoples’ voice forward on important matters.
Currently I am active in a few different organizations, one of them being Amnesty Helsinki, where I am one of the coordinators.