Espoo and Shanghai 20 years

The cities of Espoo and Shanghai became sister cities in 1998. Over the past 20 years, their friendship has matured into multisectoral cooperation and exchange of ideas.

The cooperation is based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The first MoU was signed in 1999. The current MoU is valid until 2019 and specifies the themes of the cooperation:

  1. innovation and development
  2. business, trade and investments
  3. education
  4. culture
  5. tourism and conferences
  6. sustainable development
  7. health, well-being and elderly care

The Mayor’s Office of the City of Espoo helps open doors for Espoo-based and Finnish companies in Shanghai and China.

What have been the highlights of our sister city years?