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.

Associate Professor Jaana Sorvari from Aalto University's School of Engineering has been chosen as Espoo Ambassador 2016. Espoo Ambassador operates as a congress ambassador of Espoo in Finland and abroad. Professor Sorvari is the 8th Espoo Ambassador.
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.

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  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced its support for the extension of the Westmetro in Espoo, in Finland’s capital region. During an official EIB visit to Finland, President Werner Hoyer signed the first EUR 100m tranche of financing.
Published 2012-01-17 13:06 , updated 2012-01-18 12:19