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.

Espoo was the first city which joined the Society's Commitment to Sustainable Development in Finland. Different units, companies and networks of the city have taken part in the programme through their own practical activities. The Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development rewarded Espoo's commitment as the most impactful of the year.
The latest issue of the Espoo residents’ magazine reveals what the metro can do in addition to moving people around. An online version of the magazine is published in English.

News

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  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two new loan agreements with counterparts in Finland today, supporting urban transport and education in the cities of Helsinki and Espoo.

Events

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  • The 2016 European Social Marketing Conference will bring together seasoned practitioners from the private, public and NGO sectors together with leading academics, policy makers, researchers and industry to explore and enrich Social Marketing practice around Europe.
Published 2012-01-17 13:06 , updated 2012-01-18 12:19