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 winners of the mayor's innovation competition have been selected. First place was taken by a new kind of protective suit for firefighters, which reduces physical stress and generates financial benefits.
The story of Said Aden, who came to Finland from Somalia in the 1990s, is encouraging. Aden started his new life from scratch. Now he, as the Head of Employment, handles employment matters of immigrants, the highly educated and young people in Espoo.

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