Kim Da Costa


"A safe and very bilingual Helsinki"

I am a Swedish Finn who "returned" home to Finland in 2015.
I quickly came to love Helsinki and obviously I compare this wonderful city with my former hometown Stockholm.

I do not want Helsinki to become what Stockholm developed into during my years in the city.
I want to see security for everyone, no matter what district you live in, and I want to see less segregation.

I want to see a liberal Helsinki - but liberalism must not go too far.
I like order, and laws and rules.

And not least: I would like to see a living bilingualism.
I know what Finnish meant to my ancestors in Sweden and I know what Swedish means to the Swedish-speakers in Finland.

Name: Kim Da Costa
Year of birth: 1974
Municipality: Helsinki
Town: Helsinki