The City of Turku has two main communication and marketing channels: the communication channels of the City of Turku and Visit Turku, the city's tourist office. The City of Turku's communications are mainly aimed at Turku residents and those living in the Turku region, and Visit Turku's communications are aimed at domestic and international visitors arriving in the city.
Effective traffic arrangements contribute to a smooth execution of an event. It is therefore a good idea to invest in its planning and implementation. When planning the logistics around an event, it is important to pay attention to venue access and traffic diversion.
Temporary Traffic Arrangements
Temporary traffic arrangements are needed if traffic has to be restricted. All temporary traffic arrangements must be reported to the Turku Urban Transport Center by submitting a notification on temporary traffic arrangements.
Well-implemented security arrangements contribute to the smooth and uninterrupted operation of an event. The organiser is responsible for the safety of the event.
Event security is covered by many laws and recommendations. When assessing the risks, the target audience of the event, the number of participants, the time, the location and other event specific factors, such as the use of special effects, must be taken into account.
When organising an event, you usually need many kinds of structures and furniture. The City of Turku has a selection of furniture suitable for event usage that event organisers can rent out. In addition, there are many independent actors in the Turku area that for example rent stage structures and audio equipment.
All outdoor events require a permit from the landowner or, if the venue is on city property rented from the city, from the tenant.
Parks, streets, and marketplaces
If the event takes place in a public venue owned by the city, such as a park, a permit application should be submitted to the agency in charge of urban environment. It is recommended to apply for the permits as early as possible since the handling period of the applications if approximately 4 weeks.
You can submit an application
There are many venues and locations in Turku to suit the needs of different events. Turku hosts a wide range of events yearly, including for example big festivals and markets. The City's large-scale hotel capacity and vast supply of venues is a great start to host events with thousands of guests.
In event management, accessibility refers to the idea that everyone should be provided an equal opportunity to participate in, work and perform at an event. Among other things, accessibility can be understood in terms of how you see, hear, understand and move. A responsible event organiser strives to take all kinds of participants into account and works toward egality and equality. By working to better the accessibility of their event, the organiser can improve its customer service and pave the way for a larger demographic to participate.
By taking into consideration the environment and sustainability issues while organising an event, you can spare nature and save some money in your event budget. Organising events with sustainability in mind shows the event organiser's responsibility.
Sustainable development in Turku
The City of Turku is committed to the Turku 2029- city strategy, where the principles of sustainable development are considered in every activity.
There are many things to consider when organising an event. One aspect is applying for permits and notifications for a number of different purposes. The number of permits needed to organise an event depends on its size and nature. Typically, a land use permit and a notification to the police will do for smaller events, while larger events may require temporary diversion of traffic, a notificaition of noise and a food sales licence.
The European city of culture, refreshing sea breezes, the pulse of history and modern bustle appear side by side in Turku. If you are looking for a venue for a sports event, a concert or a food festival – we have a wide range to choose from! Let us arrange your event in an exactly proper venue, surprise your audience and succeed together.
The Event Services of the City of Turku is a part of the Central Administration of Turku. The Congress Services, on the other hand, is a part of Visit Turku. Both units support event and congress organisers in the Turku Region. Assistance is offered, for example, with venue reservations, permit applications and marketing implementation.
EVENT SERVICES, City of Turku
Turku Events Bureau
The Event and Congress Services of the City of Turku offer advice and support in planning your event.
Our services for event organisers include:
- support in the event application process, including permits and notifications
- assistance in selecting and booking facilities, venues and hotels
- information on service providers in the Turku business region
- assistance in communication and event publicity
- Turku-themed marketing materials
All our service are free of charge.
Turku Supplement for Employers is meant to support the intermediate labour market as well as help the long-term unemployed to find employment from the open markets. The supplement is paid to the employer and it is meant to be used for the costs caused by the employment.
Turku Supplement can be applied for by employers who hire a person who has been unemployed and received labour market subsidy for over 300 days. The working hours of the employed person must be at least 25h/week.
The Employment Services Centre organizes job seeking services for the unemployed where a job spotter helps the customer with finding a suitable job.
The job spotter is an expert on employment who has knowledge about employers of different fields and their possibilities to offer work, about seeking hidden jobs, and has direct contacts to employers.
Vamos Turku is a service produced by Helsinki Deaconess Institute. It offers support in the form of individual and group training for 12–19-year olds.
The training supports the growth and well-being of the youth both at home, in school, and during free time. We can help with matters related to the youth’s school attendance, coping, becoming independent, social relationships, or free time. The training is walking with the youth and supporting him/her through the changes. The training is based on the youth’s own goals, wishes, and needs.
Indoor air problems are common in Finnish workplaces. Air can feel stuffy or heavy, sometimes there are distinct unpleasant odors, draught, or dryness of the air.
Dry indoor air is a common problem, because heated indoors have low relative humidity during winters, and this causes irritation in the mucous membranes of respiratory tracts and sometimes eye problems. Stuffy air is often caused by insufficient ventilation compared to the purpose of use of the area, which results in excessively high concentrations of carbon dioxide.
Good health supports an entrepreneur in doing business and being successful. Occupational health care supports and helps the entrepreneur in maintaining and promoting health, work capacity and well-being at work. Occupational health care also treats illnesses and guides to rehabilitation at need.
The contents of occupational health care are defined based on the work and needs of the entrepreneur. Occupational health care includes physical examinations, an assessment of working conditions, guidance related to working conditions and health, and, at need, treatment of illnesses.
In addition to preventive occupational health care, the employer can buy medical or other health care services for their employees. We offer two options for arranging medical services:
Medical services at general practitioner level (GP-level):
- Includes the examinations that are needed at GP-level medical health care
Medical services at GP-level including specialist consultations:
An accident is an acute, unforeseen event caused by an external factor that causes an injury or illness. Acute means that the event happened suddenly and quickly, and unforeseen means that the event happened unintentionally, that is, that the event was unexpected and surprising. An external factor means a circumstance which the employee could not control and which causes damage, such as slipperiness of a street, a hole in the road, a falling object, or a sharp item.
Activities of occupational health care are based on the individual needs of each workplace. The basis for planning the activities is to identify and take into account the needs of the workplace in co-operation with the occupational health care and the representatives of the workplace.
Under the Occupational Health Care Act (1383/2001), employers are required to arrange occupational health care at their own expense in order to prevent and control health risks and problems related to work and working conditions and to protect and promote the safety, work capacity and health of their employees. The employer is required to arrange occupational health care if they have one or more employees.
We welcome you as a customer of Turku Centre for Occupational Health!
Employers are required to provide preventive occupational health care, i.e. statutory occupational health care, for their employees. Employers may also arrange for medical services and other health care services if they so wish. The aim of medical services is to maintain work ability and to prevent work disability.