Staff shortage in early childhood education and care also tackled by training existing staff

The shortage of staff in early childhood education and care (ECEC) has long been a challenge in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, and it has also given rise to active public debate. The calculated estimate is that the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will need 3,200 new ECEC experts with a higher education degree by 2030.

The shortage of staff in early childhood education and care (ECEC) has long been a challenge in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, and it has also given rise to active public debate. The calculated estimate is that the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will need 3,200 new ECEC experts with a higher education degree by 2030. Read more »

Scenario work completed on the impact of the location of Helsinki port operations – Centralising passenger traffic in Vuosaari would be unrealistic

At the request of the mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, the Port of Helsinki has prepared scenario work on the impact of the location of the port’s operations on the port’s business operations and on the realisation of the City of Helsinki’s vision of becoming the best-functioning city in the world.

At the request of the mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, the Port of Helsinki has prepared scenario work on the impact of the location of the port’s operations on the port’s business operations and on the realisation of the City of Helsinki’s vision of becoming the best-functioning city in the world. Read more »

Central government and City of Helsinki to cooperate with the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, Ministry of Transport and Communications and City of Helsinki launch collaboration that aims to accelerate digitalisation, data economy and automation. From the perspective of Finland and Helsinki, it is important to enhance national and international data cooperation and seek international impact for Finland's extensive data competence.

The World Economic Forum, Ministry of Transport and Communications and City of Helsinki launch collaboration that aims to accelerate digitalisation, data economy and automation. From the perspective of Finland and Helsinki, it is important to enhance national and international data cooperation and seek international impact for Finland's extensive data competence. Read more »

Helsinki focuses on safe tourism

Helsinki and Hellon conducted a study to identify measures that e.g. give the customers peace of mind and a general sense of security in tourist services.

After a long time of restrictions on movement and stay because of the coronavirus, Helsinki wants to make sure that the guests returning to the city will get as pleasant and reliable an experience as possible of the events the capital has to offer. Helsinki and the service design agency Hellon conducted a study to identify measures that give the customers peace of mind and a general s... Read more »

Comment on the entries to the Helsinki East Urban Centre architectural competition online until mid-August

The competition entries of the second phase of the international Helsinki East Urban Centre ideas competition organised by the City of Helsinki have been completed. The entries are available for comments online until mid-August. The competition jury will take the comments into account in its decision, and the competition will close in the autumn. After the competition, development principles will be drawn up for Itäkeskus and its surroundings, in which the outcome of the competition will be taken into account.

Adult social work in six largest Cities 2019

Homelessness is a problem of the large cities in particular. In 2019, there were 3,290 homeless persons living alone in the six largest cities, which is 72 per cent of all the homeless persons in Finland. The number of homeless families was 227, which is 86 per cent of all the homeless families in Finland. In the six largest cities, the number of homeless persons living alone decreased from last year in Espoo, Turku and Helsinki, while the number increased in Tampere, Oulu and Vantaa.

Homelessness is a problem of the large cities in particular. In 2019, there were 3,290 homeless persons living alone in the six largest cities, which is 72 per cent of all the homeless persons in Finland. The number of homeless families was 227, which is 86 per cent of all the homeless families in Finland. In the six largest cities, the number of homeless persons living alone decrease... Read more »

Helsinki facts and figures 2020 – Pocket statistics published in three languages

Helsinki facts and figures is a compact statistical booklet published on an annual basis that covers key figures about Helsinki and its inhabitants. The pocket-size publication is a collection of indicators of e.g. the environment, population, housing and construction, education, economy, transport, tourism and administration.

Helsinki facts and figures is a compact statistical booklet published on an annual basis that covers key figures about Helsinki and its inhabitants. The pocket-size publication is a collection of indicators of e.g. the environment, population, housing and construction, education, economy, transport, tourism and administration.The updated edition of the statistical package has now been... Read more »

The City of Helsinki lowers its rents for events venues

The corona pandemic has had a strong impact on the events sector. For this reason, the City of Helsinki has decided to start charging the rents for its events venues on a case-by-case basis.

The corona pandemic has had a strong impact on the events sector. For this reason, the City of Helsinki has decided to start charging the rents for its events venues on a case-by-case basis. Read more »

Housing production goals for Helsinki Region exceeded in 2016–2019

In 2016–2019, a total of 64,082 housing units were completed in the Helsinki Region. The number exceeds the housing production goals established in the MAL agreement between the municipalities in the Helsinki Region and the Government concerning land use, housing and transport.

In 2016–2019, a total of 64,082 housing units were completed in the Helsinki Region. The number exceeds the housing production goals established in the MAL agreement between the municipalities in the Helsinki Region and the Government concerning land use, housing and transport. Read more »

Spring of coronavirus changed lives of Helsinki residents, but faith in the future is strong

The corona outbreak had a negative impact on the quality of life, especially for the elderly and young people in Helsinki. However, a majority of the respondents of the Helsinki Barometer said that their total quality of life was still good. The results of the Helsinki Barometer survey, conducted by the Helsinki City Executive Office in late May, are analysed in a fresh article of the Kvartti webzine.

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