There is more information than ever before, and it is also more valuable than earlier. The City owns unique data related to the region of Turku in all areas of life.
By refining the data gathered, we want to increase understanding of mechanisms which exist in the background of things and phenomena. At the same time, we are able to produce valuable information to support the development of decision making and operations.
It is time for us all to stand up to loneliness. The prevention of social exclusion is a significant social task, in which the City’s operating models and their benefits can be measured. We especially support measures which aim to prevent the exclusion of young people between the ages of 15 and 29, young adults and families.
It is time to get on the move. The future transport system supports the climate policy objectives of the City and responds to the technological and lifestyle changes taking place in society. The development of City logistics allows us to test new, environmentally-friendlier and more comfortable transport solutions.
Turku wants to increase its residents’ sense of security and awareness of safety by means of improved data management and data analytics and thus to intensify the cooperation with authorities. The project also seeks methods for developing the cyber security of the city.
Castles in the air become a reality through urban planning. The digital city model and anticipating service needs based on the population increase are at the centre of our environmental development.
Open-minded thinking creates new. Improved control of customer data and services enhances operations on all service levels and produces the desired results more quickly than before.
Turku wants to take smart and sustainable steps. This is closely connected with the plan to reach the City’s climate goals. The objective of the City of Turku is to be carbon neutral by the year 2029.
A faster link is a long-standing dream
A direct railway line between Helsinki and Turku has been planned since the 1970s. Back then, the Espoo-Lohja-Salo direct railway line was called the ELSA line. However, a decision to repair the current coastal railway (Rantarata) was made. In the early 2000s, the need for a high-speed rail link was once again brought up.
Do you want the One Hour Train to become reality? A decision to build the line will be made in spring 2019, so the time to use your voice is now!
- Participate in social media. Discuss the topic of the One Hour Train with the hashtag #tunninjuna. Our website includes lots of facts and material to be shared concerning the One Hour Train.
- Write an opinion piece in your local paper.
Ask for more. Eight reasons to support the One Hour Train.
- The One Hour Train is faster. Commuters taking the train daily can save up to two weeks in travel time a year. These weeks can be spent doing something more useful and fun.
- More professionals, more potential. The One Hour Train creates a common commuting area for 1.5 million Finns and ensures that future positions are filled by competent professionals.
Starting from 1 August 2018, the client fee for all activity organised at 11.00 am–5.00 pm during the operating months of the Afternoon Club is 110 euros per month. For the activity organised at 11.00 am–3.00 pm, the fee is 92 euros per month. The Club fee covers instructed activities, materials, a snack, and an insurance. The fee is charged for each month that the child attends the Morning and Afternoon Clubs. For August, only half of the normal monthly fee is charged.
Smart and Wise Turku is one of the city’s spearhead projects that combines the strategic goal of regional carbon neutrality in 2040 with the Smart City concept. Reached results will contribute to the citizens’ well-being and help improve the city’s competitiveness and the productivity of its own operations.
Essential enablers of this are digitalisation and the data it has accumulated. Digitalisation enables the production of services untied to time and location, and an increase in the productivity of the city’s own operations (Smart City).
Finnish working life
What Finnish employers value and how the Finnish labor market works? Info-packages concerning how to live and work in Finland can be very useful for getting to know the local work culture as well as legal and practical issues.
Whether you are looking for a job during or after your studies, higher education institutes’ services and other public services help you find job offers and identify your own possibilities, interests and skills.
It is important that you have gathered some work experience during your study period, regardless if the job has been an internship position, a summer job, a part-time job or some other type of work project course. Practical experience gives you a lot for the future.
Northern Baltic’s most interesting city
Turku will turn respectable 800 years in 2029. This important year has also been chosen as the focal point for examining the City Strategy and Turku’s future. The celebration will agreeably take place in a city that is better managed and participatory, and has a healthy economy.
A City Strategy extending to 2029 has been compiled for Turku in broad cooperation, and it was accepted by Turku City Council on 23 June 2014. The updated version of the City Strategy was accepted by the City Council on 16 April 2018.
We challenge people to think about how they could increase the comfort of their local environment. Solving the issues related to everyday surroundings, requires crossadministrative work.
A new procedure model Great evereday environment (g.e.e.) is a procedure model, accompanied by walks, workshops and meetings. These workshops allow us to have a face-to-face conversation with the residents. In finland, for example, the issues may include the limits and timing of winter maintenance.
YOU CAN ORDER THE GROUP TOUR PACKAGES FROM VISIT TURKU SALES SIMPLY BY TELEPHONE OR BY SENDING US AN E-MAIL AT SALES@VISITTURKU.FI. TO BOOK THE TOUR WE ALWAYS NEED THE NAME OF THE GROUP, BILLING ADDRES S (AT THE POINT OF MAKING THE ORDER), THE NUMBER OF PE OPLE AND THE DESIRED TOUR DATE AND TIME. IF YOU DON’T FIND FROM OUR CHOICE OF PACKAGES ONE THAT SUITS YOU, WE ALSO TAILOR TOURS ACCORDING TO YOUR WISHES. IN ADDITION TO THE GROUP PACKAGES, WE CAN ALSO SEPARATELY PROVIDE GUIDES TO DIFFERENT SIGHTS.
Contact, or a notification in accordance with the Social Welfare Act, can be made on a child or an adult, who is clearly in need of social welfare measures.
There can be several reasons why the need for supportive measures should be assessed, for example:
Do you have an idea related to students and Turku that you would like to realise? Do the students of Turku have a need for a certain event, app or service or would you like to develop student services in some other way? Study in Turku holds an annual project subsidy application process, inviting the students and the operators of the city and the higher education institutes in Turku to share their ideas.
In total, EUR 50,000 will be allocated to projects in 2019 to promote the goals of the Study in Turku operations.
Development of the city centre is one of the spearhead projects of the City of Turku. The project includes a plan for an ambitious vision for increasing the vitality and attractiveness of the city centre and a concrete road map for the measures and stages needed for the achievement of the vision.
The Museum is an implementation of the Turku Strategy
In accordance with the Turku Strategy, the city is developed as a significant city of travel, congress and events. The museum sector is renewed towards a family and culture tourism direction, as stated in the strategic agreement of the Recreation Division.