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.

Schools and health centres, parks and museums – but the city also provides many other less well known services. The latest Espoo magazine describes the many forms of city services. What is on offer?
The City of Espoo is a pioneer in creating employment opportunities through procurement activities. Procurement has helped about 50 hard-to-employ persons to find a job or an apprenticeship


  • The City of Espoo has strengthened its marketing efforts by merging Espoon Matkailu Oy and Otaniemen Kehitys Oy, creating the new company Espoo Marketing Oy. Its business is to market the city and develop the area's vitality and competitiveness in collaboration with its partners. The City of Espoo holds 100% of the company's shares.
Published 2012-01-17 13:06 , updated 2012-01-18 12:19