I'm a married mother of four wonderful daughters, living in the countryside in Ostrobothnia. The political themes close to my heart are based upon the experiences and knowledge I have gained over the years as e.g. teacher educator and researcher at Åbo Akademi University, chair of the municipality council in Närpes/Närpiö, vice-president of the Region of Ostrobothnia, and president of an NGO for Swedish-speakers with intellectual disabilities in Finland (FDUV). I hold a Christian world view and values.
Below, you can check out my vision for Europe. If you share that vision, I'd be happy to be your voice in the European Parliament!
I believe in the European Union as a peace project. I am convinced that we are able to build open, participative, and environment-friendly communities. Armies may prevent war, but building peace is a long-term, consistent work of education and inclusive democracy. Hence, that is what we have to give priority to.
If we set our minds to it, we can create a caring Europe, where all people, regardless of their backgrounds, languages, world views or abilities are seen as valuable and diversity is seen as an asset.
We also need a regionally relevant Europe, where the diversity of the different regions is recognised, valued and made use of, where cooperation is encouraged, and it is possible to lead a good live also in the countryside. We do not need the kinds of laws, regulations and support systems that shake peoples trust in democracy, of which the recently experienced wolf-issue in Ostrobothina may serve as an example.