Thanks @Silke, and sorry for the delay in answering.
To answer your questions: Our mapping is mostly based in Helsinki, but we would like this mapping to connect to a real community-building exercise here in Finland. That’s why we haven’t found a way to map all alternatives in this city, because we’d like the ones that join to really be committed to the process of convergence and finding out common ground that enables cooperation. This also means that we haven’t been Helsinki-centered, although this is where most of our work is done, because we feel that the key thing is to let anyone interested to join our process. But if this approach is against the TransforMap idea, then we need to reconsider, of course.
But I can’t quite grasp how it would be possible to map ALL the alternatives if we still want them to self-identify as belonging to the process… By walking door-to-door and asking all the potential actors (and I guess most small(ish) economic actors are potentially “alternative” enough, in their own way) if they want to join? This is unfortunately at the moment beyond our resources, so for now we need to stick with this web-based questionnaire we have, and hoping it will yield fruitful data for mapping. (Maybe this question would rather be FAQ material, or…?)
I will look in to the financial support possibility from another thread I just found, let’s see if our work could benefit from that. But at the moment I think it’s rather time resources that we’re lacking… And I guess there’s nothing the TransforMap community can do about that. We’ll manage!