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.

Annual Economic Review gives an overview of the City of Espoo's most important economic issues.
Officials from the Ministry of Health and Labor in Japan and representatives from Japanese employers’ confederations and trade unions will visit Espoo on the 24th and 25th of June. The visit is part of a wider EU - Japan collaboration to share best practices in employment and socio-political issues. The Japanese are interested to learn how the Finnish society has responded to the challenges brought about by the industrial structural change.

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