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 City of Espoo is to take the expertise of Finnish companies to China via its sister city of Shanghai. A delegation headed by Mayor Jukka Mäkelä will visit Shanghai on 26-30 November 2014, accompanied by representatives from companies in the health and wellbeing, education and learning technology, ICT, cleantech and tourism sectors. Companies participating in the visit include Rovio, Outotec, Santa Claus Foundation, Active Life Village Oy and the start-up cluster HealthSPA.
You can see, hear and feel culture in Espoo: unique art experiences at museums or shopping centres, emotional experiences at a theatre or a pleasant atmosphere at a concert. Espoo also offers international festivals and visiting top performers on various stages.


  • The City of Espoo has awarded the design of the user experience at the Otaniemi metro station to a team of students on the PdP course at Aalto University. The aim is to give people using the Aalto University station at Otaniemi an innovative and exhilarating experience. The team of students on the Product Development Project (PdP) comprises 11 students from different sectors, representing eight nationalities and four continents.


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