Objectives of the international activities

In Espoo, internationality means attitudes, courage and understanding, internationalisation at home and international cooperation. International attitudes concern all of us. We aim to create a climate where people appreciate each other and are open-minded. Internationalisation at home brings the world to one’s everyday surroundings. This lays the groundwork for all internationalisation efforts.

The city’s international collaboration refers to activities across borders, such as international mobility , cooperation with international networks and partners, international influencing and marketing, EU-funded development activities, attracting investments and promoting the internationalisation of local enterprises. Espoo is also carrying out development projects, such as English as a Service Language, and activities based on the integration programme to develop the city in a changing world.

International Espoo 2030 – objectives of the city’s international activities

Espoo is set to become increasingly international by 2030, as the number of its international residents grows rapidly. This is why the city has specified common objectives, responsibilities and approaches for its international activities based on the city strategy, known as the Espoo Story: