Life in Turku – Elämää Turussa – are stories about people, people from Turku and friends of Turku. Ordinary everyday life and things to do with it, exceptional moments and turning points, work, and childhood. Turku's stories are the stories of its residents and their history.
Cooperation is a resource. Learning new things and going outside our comfort zone challenges us. We believe that, in cooperation with our users and customers, we will create a result that we can be collectively proud of.
The Linnanniemi area, located on the furthest tip of the Turku peninsula, will experience major changes over the next decades. The ten competition proposals that were successful in the Linnanniemi idea competition have been used in the planning of the area.
The winning proposition of the Linnanniemi idea competition, which took place in 2020, was the proposal entitled Kolme palaa (‘Three pieces’) by the Lithuanian-Finnish group After Party. In the proposal, the museum building is placed in the current terminal area, right by the water.
In September 1827, Turku was hit by an enormous disaster. The centre of Finland's oldest city was almost completely destroyed in a massive fire. The heart of the medieval city was lost in just one night, and most of what remained of old Turku was lost under reconstruction. That and other lost landscapes fascinate today's Finns; what was our Turku like and how might it have been like?
A whole new museum will be built in Turku!
The new Museum of History and the Future will create experiences and be a source of inspiration and a domestic and international cultural destination. The museum will become a meeting place for the people of Turku.
The surroundings of Turku Castle and the harbour area will undergo major changes in the coming decades. The historically and culturally important Linnanniemi area will be a hub of year-round urban culture, where you can simultaneously experience history, the sea and the most beautiful archipelago in the world. People will be attracted not only by the medieval landmark Turku Castle but also wide range of services, outdoor recreation areas extending to the shore, various maritime functions and the Museum of History and the Future that will be opening in 2029.
Affordable exercise all season long with a single load!
The affordable Student Wristband is intended for students in upper secondary education (general upper secondary schools and vocational schools) and higher education institutions. The wristband encourages the user to exercise when it best suits their schedule. The Student Wristband is valid for six months from the date of purchase, and the user can use it once a day to access a sporting facility of their choice. The right to purchase the product requires a valid student card or certificate to be presented.
Participants in the life at 1.5 degrees campaign include:
Turku Energia, Arkea, Föli, Beyond challenge 2030 science competition, Library, Turku Climate Team, Eco-support, Visit Turku, Turku Museum Centre, Forum Marinum, Turku University of Applied Sciences, TVT Asunnot Oy, LSJH, area water utilities (Turku Region Water Ltd., Turun seudun puhdistamo Oy, Turun vesihuolto), Turku Student Village Foundation, The Baltic Sea Challenge, and VASO (Right-of-occupancy housing company of Southwest Finland).
A climate campaign for the whole city
The City of Turku has set as its goal to be carbon neutral in 2029, and from then on to be climate positive, with a cooling effect on the atmosphere. The goal is a bold one, and all residents of the city are needed to achieve it. The 1.5-degree Life is a campaign that Turku hopes will encourage its residents and businesses to make climate-friendly choices. The measures are small and easy day-to-day acts, significant inventions, and everything in between.
The Cultural and Youth Committee is responsible for the tasks of a multi-member municipal body in accordance with the legislation on Recreation Services. The Cultural and Youth Committee is responsible for the development of services and promotes and supports activities by distributing grants to cultural and youth sector associations, organisations, youth action groups and grants to local artists in Turku.
The Cultural and Youth Committee consists of 13 members and an equal number of vice members chosen by the City Council for its operating period.
The Turku Day on Sunday, 19 September 2021 is an excellent opportunity to not only take part in events but also give your kitchen at home a rest and enjoy local food and beverages. Finland’s culinary capital offers a great range of delicacies, and many restaurants and cafés are standing by to serve hungry and thirsty visitors on Turku Day.
Take advantage of the special food and drink offers of Turku Day and discover the sophisticated flavours of a European city of culture!
Pick your trail on Turku Day! Turku bursts with paths, roads and trails of different lengths, whether your interests lie in culture or nature. Explore the stories and sights of Turku along the trails.
The cultural exercise routes consist of 17 diverse trails of different lengths. The shortest ones, Hide and Seek (find hidden miniature statutes) and the short version of Stepping it up, are 2 km in length.
Service vouchers for personal assistance are used by clients with severe disabilities who need assistance in their daily activities at home (washing, dressing, dining) or away from home (accompanying and assistance with daily transactions). Clients can be disabled in many different ways (physical disability, visual impairment, progressive illness, such as MS, intellectual impairment, etc.).
As a student you can work alongside your studies. You can for example have a part-time job and/or you can work during summer. Internship is often the first step for students towards work in their own field.
If you are looking for a job during your studies, higher education institutes’ services and other public services help you find job offers.
Tendering was launched for the Science Park deck area on 2 July 2021.The aim is to have a high-quality overall plan for the area that will involve city centre-type construction, tall buildings and versatile hybrid facilities. The Science Park area is very important for the planned One Hour Train connection and other public transport, so in order to improve accessibility and internal mobility, functional solution models are required to integrate the Kupittaa railway station and mobility services with the rest of it.
During the summer of 2021 you can run into artists from different fields of art in the Adventure park area! On the weekdays, Seikkis’ own Park Artists Karkki, Nella and Minka come up with all sorts of exciting creative experiences and adventures to participate in. In general, park artists can be encountered between 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, but they don’t have a specific schedule so the encounters remain surprises!
In addition, various different visiting artists can be seen in the Adventure Park.
15.7. klo 11-13.30 Hattujahdin Kana
How would you showcase Turku to visitors? Help us present the best aspects of the Turku region by giving us permission to use your Instagram photos in Turku travel marketing.
We will request the rights to use certain photos in Instagram that would in our opinion help us present Turku to visitors. Photos will not be used to advertise any one particular company and you can always request to remove our rights of using and storing your images. Read the full terms and conditions if you are unsure.
Job-hunting resources and jobs for English-speaking professionals
Are you an English speaking professional in Turku? Are you looking for a job? Here you can find jobs for international talents in Finland and Turku:
Shared-use vehicles have arrived in Turku to facilitate the movement of the city’s residents. The new types of transport enable the combination of different modes of transport: for example, you can take the first part of your journey on a Föli bus and then continue on an electric scooter or city bike. Renting a vehicle is ecological and there is plenty of choice in the shared-use vehicles for different needs.
In the Vähähiilinen liikkuminen liikennehubeissa (‘Low-carbon Transport in Traffic Hubs’) project, the co-operation businesses and stakeholders will carry out new car and bicycle parking pilots in the city centre area, with support from the City of Turku and Turku University of Applied Sciences.
Study and Stay in Turku 2021
|When and where: In November 2021|
|At Study and Stay in Turku 2021, you’ll hear inspiring stories from international alumni who have made their careers in Finland and learn how to stand out as a job seeker in Finnish job market.|
|More information coming.|
Supported employment and work activities
The working life needs a wide range of workers
The coach services in supported employment for jobseekers and companies are:
Family care for persons with intellectual disabilities is organised either as short-term or long-term family care. Service in this case means 24-hour care in a private home.
A commission agreement is concluded with the family carer, which defines the content and duration of the care. The Welfare Division pays the fees and compensation for expenses for the carers in accordance with the agreement.
If you are interested in taking people with intellectual disabilities into short-term or long-term family care, contact Paletti's social workers or service advisors.