Espoo is a home for people and enterprises from all over the world. Currently about 12 % of the population speak a foreign mother tongue and more than 500 international companies are located in Espoo.
The City of Espoo promotes internationalisation and fosters the attractiveness and competitiveness of the city. Therefore the city maintains relations with twin towns and cooperation partners, participates actively in various city networks and organisations, welcomes international visitors to explore Espoo and keeps in touch with its international residents and companies. Acting in international relations the city works together with local actors in education, culture, science, society and the economy.