Sirpa Hertell, chair of the Espoo Sustainable Development programme will attend the UN High-level Political Forum on sustainable development in the middle of July. Hertell will travel to New York as part of the Finnish delegation led by Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen.
During part of the summer, certain city services are closed or have shorter opening hours.


  • Otaniemi is enjoying a sizzling startup summer as things hot up at the Startup Sauna business accelerator programme. This year, a total of 13 fledgling businesses will be taking part in the nine-week Summer of Startups programme. As part of the programme, the participating teams will have the opportunity to work on their business idea, supported by some of Finland’s most experienced serial entrepreneurs as well as investors and coaches.
  • The service areas of the maternity and child health clinics change on 15th August 2016. The changes concern the health clinics in Lippajärvi (Aurora), Perkkaa, Bemböle, Espoo Centre, Suvela and Kiltakallio.
  • The telephone services at health centres, neuvolas, dental clinics and social welfare offices are available as usual. Some services have revised opening hours. Emergency on-call services are available around the clock.