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.

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.
The Annual Report gives an overview of the operating environment, the services and the key development areas in Espoo.


  • Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg visited the City of Espoo on their state visit to Finland. The programme in Espoo was hosted by Mayor Jukka Mäkelä. In Espoo, the royal guests visited Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Me & MyCity introducing children to business and working life, and Haltia – the Finnish Nature Centre.
Published 2012-01-17 13:06 , updated 2012-01-18 12:19