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.

On Espoo Day, 27 August 2016, a survey will open whose answers will be used to prepare the Espoo Story, i.e. the city’s strategy for the next council term. Survey interviewers will also appear at various events on Espoo Day.
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.




  • The 2016 European Social Marketing Conference will bring together seasoned practitioners from the private, public and NGO sectors together with leading academics, policy makers, researchers and industry to explore and enrich Social Marketing practice around Europe.
Published 2012-01-17 13:06 , updated 2012-01-18 12:19