City of Espoo

The most important resources of Espoo are its active inhabitants, educational institutions, communities and businesses. The city is developed in interaction with various partners. The goal is to make Espoo a pioneer in the municipal sector as well as a good place to live, learn and work in as well as engage in entrepreneurship.

Networked cooperation provides a futuristic model for the expanding metropolitan area. The municipalities in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area share the municipal federations of transport, water and waste management, several vocational schools and universities of applied sciences as well as HUS special health care. Espoo has signed cooperation agreements with the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, the Helsinki Region as well as Kirkkonummi and Vihti. In addition, the metropolitan area needs a clear, transparent procedure for handling issues related to the development of the urban structure and decision-making.

Infochat is an information service for anyone planning to move from outside Finland to Espoo, immigrants already living here and everybody interested in the city.
The areas of Tapiola, Matinkylä-Olari,Espoonlahti, the centre of Espoo and Leppävaara are each the home of approximately 50,000 people. Read more from Espoo Magazine.


  • At the end of March, Espoo celebrates the 5th anniversary of being awarded Fairtrade Town status. In 2009, Espoo was the third city in Finland to gain the status. Today, there are already nine Fairtrade Towns in Finland.


Published 2012-01-17 13:06 , updated 2012-01-18 12:19