Influential Groups are a crucial component of participation in Turku. The city runs six official groups: Parliament of Children, Council of Immigrants, Council of Gender Equality, Council of Youth, Council of Elderly and Council of Disabled. The last three ones are statutory by law. The Turku-strategy is a guiding document for all groups.
In Turku, participation and community involvement has three main elements: communication, cooperation and interaction between citizens, city officials and decision-makers.