Finnish for Foreigners are courses in the Finnish language. They are especially planned for immigrants who have residence permit and who do not get any other education in the Finnish language. We offer ten courses in Finnish as a second or foreign language.
Café Navigare is an inviting summer café on the back deck of the ship, with a view to the riverside landscape of the Aura River.
The café serves fresh pastries, savoury snacks and refreshing beverages.
Navigare’s deck areas on both sides of the ship are used as a café terrace. They are also licenced areas for serving alcoholic drinks.
S/S Bore’s summer cafe Café Navigare is open again in summer 2021. Opening hours are Tue – Sat from 2pm to 8pm. Summer café Navigare will be closed during the winter.
We look forward to seeing you!
Spend an unforgettable hostel night at a museum ship! Charm and atmosphere of an old cruise ship.
S/S Bore, or ‘Zero Bore’ as Turku residents know it, was completed in 1960 in Oskarshamn, Sweden. The location of Bore, now a museum ship, and the hostel operating onboard the ship is ideal – on the Aura River, in front of Forum Marinum. The guests can even walk from the harbour to the hostel. Read more on how to find Bore here.
A youth card is personal and free of charge, and it can be granted to young people between the ages of 9 and 18. The card can be used to participate in the operations of youth centres and to receive discounts in events organised by the regional youth work as well as benefits offered by companies.
The card is valid for one school year at a time. The cardholder’s information is checked and the card updated with a school year sticker every year.
Children and Adolescents' Outpatient Clinic provides specialist level examinations and care for patients who are under 20 years old and reside in Turku.
When your child becomes ill, primarily contact your local health station or a private clinic where a doctor assesses the situation and, if needed, writes a referral to follow-up treatment, for example, to Children and Adolescents’ Outpatient Clinic.
Itäinen Pitkäkatu 30, 20700 Turku
Booking an appointment:
Tel. +358 (0)2 266 1155, Mon-Thu 8.00–16.00 and Fri 8.00–14.00
Studying in the ICT track
Kerttuli Upper Secondary School ICT track is a national special upper secondary school accepted by the Ministry of Education. It is a continuation of the ‘future’s professionals of information technology and media’ track that began in autumn 2000, and it functions in close interaction with higher education institutions and business life.
Over 30 sports are represented in Kerttuli Upper Secondary School. Sport-specific morning coaching is given in 14 sports with 23 sports coaches. The athletes of other sports participate in attribute training or train in ways that have been agreed on separately and according to programmes designed by their own coaches.
Furniture: Tables, chairs and sofas. One wall of the hall is covered with mirrors.
Equipment: TV, video projector, DVD player, small sound reproduction
Type of facility: meeting room, club room, banqueting space
Other things to consider: The facilities are accessible
The rentable facilities comprise an arts and crafts room, group room, club cafeteria, kitchen, and the banqueting hall. The banqueting hall is ideal for larger events because of its portable furnishings, and also for dance practice because of the mirrors that cover one entire wall. The facilities of Teräsrautela Youth Space are suitable for meetings and parties.
Runosmäki Youth Space is located in the middle of Runosmäki, along the Piiparinpolku walkway. Due to its central location it is easy and safe for also the smaller ones to come visit the youth space. The banqueting hall has a stage for e.g. performances.
Type of facility: meeting room, club room
Pansio Youth Space is located next to Pansio sports field. It is along the routes of buses number 42 and 99.
Paattinen Youth Space is located in the Paattinen Community Centre. The facilities are rented for parties and meetings, among other things.
Type of facility: meeting room, club room
Jyrkkälä Youth Space is located on the other side of the road from the blocks of flats and Sale (grocery store), next to the football field. It is along the routes of buses number 12 and 61. Next to the building there is a multipurpose field where it is possible to play basketball, floorball, volleyball, and other outdoor games.
Youth spaces or their single rooms can be reserved for singe uses or for regular use. Aura Brewery is part of the music activities of Youth Services. The facilities include two fully equipped training rooms for bands. The rooms are primarily meant for under 18-year-olds. Time slots are given only for complete groups, not for individuals.
Time slots and fees
There are time slots on weekdays between 16.00 and 21.00.
Each young persons who uses the training facilities must pay a half-yearly material fee of 20 euros.
Reservations must always be applied for by submitting a written form to Vimma. Fill the application form completely; applications not completed in full will not be processed. Applications are processed in order of arrival - the processing period is three weeks maximum.
The first place to seek help for mental health related matters is a health station. Common problems related to mental health are, for example, prolonged stress, sleeping disorders, depression, anxiety, and panic symptoms. You should not delay seeking help because early support can prevent the development of serious problems. Mental health services are given also in Mother and Child Welfare Clinics, School Health Care, Social Services, and Home Care for the Elderly.
Rules of the project funding granted by Turku Youth Council (updated 2016):
What is the Youth Council’s Project Fund?
Who is this funding meant for?
Project funding can be applied for by groups of 13-19-year-olds who live or study in Turku. A group must consist of at least three people.
Funding is granted for functional projects that are planned and realized by the groups themselves and benefit as many people as possible. The maximum amount granted for one group is 2000 euros. A total of over 10,000 euros of project funding is granted annually.
Operating grants are granted for Turku-based youth organizations and similar regional organizations to be used for realizing general youth activity that is statutory and in accordance with the organizations’ agendas. If the youth activity in question is organized by an adult organization, the youth activities must be separated from other operations of the organization in accounting and in the annual report.
Agreement-based grants can be granted for registered, Turku-based youth organizations and similar regional organizations. A regional organization needs to commit itself to the financial and educational objectives specifically approved by the committee.
Negotiations are a precondition for an agreement-based grant and the agreement will be written based on it. The aim of the agreement is that the Youth Committee would strengthen the perseverance and development of the organization’s youth activities both qualitatively and quantitatively.