Education and Cultural Services

The 7 482 employees of the Education and Cultural Services organise diverse forms of education, training, cultural services and sports in both Finnish and Swedish. They create opportunities for personal development in addition to allowing the citizens of Espoo to acquire information, create art and engage in free civic activities.

Sector Management

Deputy Mayor Harri Rinta-aho, Head of Education and Cultural Services, tel. 050 428 9440
Secretary Kati Moisio-Imbert, tel. 09 8165 2201

Finnish Early Childhood Education

Director Virpi Mattila, tel. 09 8162 3300
Secretary Sari Saarinen, tel. 09 8162 3305

Finnish Education

Director Kaisu Toivonen, tel. 09 8165 2000

Swedish Educational and Cultural Services

Director Barbro Högström, tel. 050 351 1497
Planning Officer Christine Charpentier, tel. 050 527 5184

Sports and Youth Services

Director Martti Merra, tel. 043 824 9586
Assistant Hannele Junnila tel. 043 825 2647

Cultural Institutions

Cultural Director Susanna Tommila, tel. 043 825 5074
Planner Marika Torniainen, tel. 046 877 2238

Section Management

Director of Finance and Administration Timo Ketonen, tel. 040 766 6311 
Assistant Taru Turpeinen, tel. 050 3373164

Communications Manager Heli Holm, tel. 050 533 6890

The story of Education and Cultural Services 2018-2021 (pdf, 15 Kt)