Elokapina currently has local groups in Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Turku, Lahti, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Rovaniemi, Oulu and Joensuu. If your town is not yet listed, you can set up a local group at any time by following the instructions below.

Our Outreach & Community working group provides support for setting up a local group and taking the first steps. Please feel free to contact: yhteiso@elokapina.me.

Establishment of a local group in a nutshell

  1. Read through XR’s principles and demands.

  2. Gather a few interested people together. You can also start a thread in the Base at #localgroups section to find other people in your community.

  3. Have an open meeting, extinction talk, or info session in your community to form a local group.

  4. Gather people’s contact information to keep in touch.

  5. Invite people to a group and select a contact person(s) from among you to communicate with the national organization.

  6. Announce that you have set up a local group to the National Coordination Group at info@elokapina.me or in the Base which can be found under the nickname @ktr-ordin.

  7. Create an email address. You will have access to the address and e-mail usernames in the format paikkakunta@elokapina.me by requesting these from the Base administrator, which can be found under the nickname @XRyllapito. Alternatively, you can make your own address. For example, protonmail or tutanota mails are used by many activists and are recommended by maintenance.

  8. Create a secure internal communication platform for the local group.
    1. Local group areas in Base. By contacting the maintenance or emailing yllapito@elokapina.me you will get your own open and closed areas in the Base Local Groups area. At the same time, you get IDs for the Cloud service to save meeting minutes, etc.
    2. Elokapina internal communication uses the secure Element communications app. You can learn more about from your trainers or from the community and growth work group.
  9. Organize into working groups or project groups. Help with self-organization.

  10. Rebel!

Useful links:

Resources at XR Finland’s Base