Helsinki to receive multilingual mobile coronavirus advisors

Coronavirus counselling will be even more visible in the streets of Helsinki. Multilingual mobile coronavirus advisors will start their work in Helsinki in November. The coronavirus advisors will be available for example in shopping centres, libraries, at Local Centres, youth centres and in educational institutions.

Coronavirus counselling will be even more visible in the streets of Helsinki. Multilingual mobile coronavirus advisors will start their work in Helsinki in November. The coronavirus advisors will be available for example in shopping centres, libraries, at Local Centres, youth centres and in educational institutions. Read more »

Helsinki Freedom - the new city of the free

For Helsinki, freedom means creating a life that looks like you without compromising. New mini documentary series of Helsinki Marketing celebrates the life in the Finnish capital.

For Helsinki, freedom means creating a life that looks like you without compromising. New mini documentary series of Helsinki Marketing celebrates the life in the Finnish capital. Five brilliant creators present their takes on Helsinki Freedom to the world - a new episode is out on every Thursday starting from November 19, 2020. Read more »

Extensive funding to public libraries for the procurement of digital media for children and young people

An appropriation of €800,000 for a national acquisition of digital media for public libraries has been set aside from the Parliament’s additional budget which was prepared due to the coronavirus epidemic. The sum will be spent on procuring e-materials for children and young people. The aim of the national project initiated with the appropriation is to promote literacy, increase learning opportunities and reduce inequality.

An appropriation of €800,000 for a national acquisition of digital media for public libraries has been set aside from the Parliament’s additional budget which was prepared due to the coronavirus epidemic. The sum will be spent on procuring e-materials for children and young people. The aim of the national project initiated with the appropriation is to promote literacy, increase learni... Read more »

Watch for your mail in November – a municipality resident survey is mapping the realisation of equality and non-discrimination in the City’s services

The City of Helsinki is strongly committed to the equality and non-discrimination of its residents in all of the City’s activities. During November and December, the City will implement a municipality resident survey concerning equality and non-discrimination. The query will be mailed to homes on 20 November.

The City of Helsinki is strongly committed to the equality and non-discrimination of its residents in all of the City’s activities. During November and December, the City will implement a municipality resident survey concerning equality and non-discrimination. The query will be mailed to homes on 20 November. Read more »

Campaign invites Helsinki residents to send Christmas mail for the elderly

The “Siskot ja Simot” society for creative caring and its partners will arrange a campaign called “Christmas mail for the elderly” on 16.11.–11.12.2020. The aim of the campaign is to collect Christmas cards for the elderly clients of home care and housing services. In addition to Helsinki, the campaign involves more than 90 municipalities across Finland.

The “Siskot ja Simot” society for creative caring and its partners will arrange a campaign called “Christmas mail for the elderly” on 16.11.–11.12.2020. The aim of the campaign is to collect Christmas cards for the elderly clients of home care and housing services. In addition to Helsinki, the campaign involves more than 90 municipalities across Finland. Read more »

Join a panel discussion on the employment of people with disabilities on 17 November

The City of Helsinki aims to find means to employ disabled and partially disabled persons in its own service. Good practices and means to identify and remove structural barriers will be shared in a joint panel discussion among the Metropolitan area’s cities on Tuesday, 17 November.

The City of Helsinki aims to boost its employment of people with disabilities and people with partial disabilities. On Tuesday, 17 November, a joint panel discussion will be held by the cities in the Helsinki metropolitan area to discuss good practices and the means to identify and remove structural barriers. Read more »

Metropolitan area prepared for possible surge in epidemic

In its briefing on 13 November, the metropolitan area’s coronavirus coordination group reported of the epidemic situation and forecast, as well as of the cooperation and preparedness for curbing the epidemic. In addition, the group issued a recommendation to avoid private events of more than 10 persons until further notice. The earlier recommendation concerned events of more than 20 persons.

In its briefing on 13 November, the metropolitan area’scoronavirus coordination group reported of the epidemic situation and forecast,as well as of the cooperation and preparedness for curbing the epidemic. Inaddition, the group issued a recommendation to avoid private events of morethan 10 persons until further notice. The earlier recommendation concernedevents of more than 20 person... Read more »

Ten European teams selected from hundreds of proposals advance to the final phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge

Ten teams have been selected for the final phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge. The finalist teams highlight the international and interdisciplinary nature of the participants. They have a wide variety of proposals for how Helsinki can phase out the use of coal for heat production in the most sustainable way possible by 2029. Next, the competition is advancing into the co-creation phase.

Ten teams have been selected for the final phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge. The finalist teams highlight the international and interdisciplinary nature of the participants. They have a wide variety of proposals for how Helsinki can phase out the use of coal for heat production in the most sustainable way possible by 2029. Next, the competition is advancing into the co-creation ... Read more »

Education Helpline re-opened in Helsinki

Education helpline answers guardians education-related questions in situations where a child or a young person has been exposed to the coronavirus and placed in distance learning.

Guardians may have education-related questions in situations where their child or a young person has been exposed to the coronavirus and placed in distance learning. We have re-started the Education Helpline in Helsinki for any questions you may have concerning school and education. In questions concerning pupils and students in Helsinki in Finnish and English,  call 09 310 10025 o... Read more »

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