Turku is a multicultural city that actively promotes parity, communality, and the acceptance of differences in the whole city. Over a hundred different languages are spoken in Turku as native tongues, and there are people representing over 130 nationalities. All the major religions are also represented in Turku.
Together with organizations and a wide network the City of Turku supports cultural versatility and intercultural dialogue by organizing possibilities for cultures to meet.
In order to publicize the internationality of Turku, the city annually nominates the Year’s New Citizen of Turku and the Multicultural Act.
Do you know builders of multicultural Turku region?
Suggest a person, give us a name
of our new citizen worthy of fame
or why not an achievement, an act or a feat
that helps multiculturalism look cool and neat.
The New Citizen of Turku
Through Youth Services young persons can go to Europe to do voluntary service, and European young persons can come to Turku, respectively.