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 Annual Report gives an overview of the operating environment, the services and the key development areas in Espoo.
Operation of the West Metro will begin in August 2016 and Matinkylä will be the terminal station of the first stage. In the extension of the shopping centre will be the Iso Omena service square featuring the library, youth services, maternity and child health clinic, health centre, mental health and substance abuse services, citizens’ office, Kela and HUS’s laboratory and imaging services.


  • Summer memorandum
    In the summer, the opening hours of certain city services change.


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