Camilla Sonntag-Wilenius

Voting region: Varsinais-Suomi

"Let’s not cut the branch we’re nesting on. Finland must achieve more with less. "

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I was born in Salo, although I’ve also lived in other towns in Finland as well as abroad; as a child even four years in New York. I’m a mother of two students at Åbo Akademi and married to a dilligent entrepeneur. I’m part of several minorities and eagerly advocate for diversity. My societal interests are apparent from my vocational and leisure engagements, and I also enjoy music and culture as well as house plants and greenery. I’m originally a cat person although at this point I’m training my second dog as a future assistant. I use public transport and feel strongly about ensuring well functioning health- and social services, which I’d like to develop from both service producers’ and clients’ perspectives. I love learning new things and implementing my skills and creativity broadly.

Name: Camilla Sonntag-Wilenius
Year of birth: 1972
Town: Salo
Title: Social worker, family rights adviser

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Healthcare and social services

Questions regarding data use, societal integration and high quality public services are central challenges. Isolation and loneliness can be averted by cooperation and ensuring ecological as well as civic sustainability.

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Immigration and integration

Finland needs new participants and contributors. No-one can do everything, but everyone can do something. We should keep building bridges between individuals and communities to enable innovative co-operation. Isolation and loneliness is a serious threat to individuals as well as the whole nation; it takes a village to keep any one of us on the right track, not just as youngsters but for all our lives. I wish we could all feel sure that others will be ready to meet us half way, when we need a helping hand.

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Research and innovation

Who, what, when, where and why has acces to which relevant data in the future? How can we ensire fairness and equality in any an all use of data resources, not only in personal use but in innovation, education, governance and services? Data accessibility and participation but also its security and protection are key for all citizens.

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