The five higher education institutions of Turku region invite participants from all over the world to join our two-week Summer School programme in one of the most traditional study cities in Finland. Enjoy world-class education and strengthen your professional and academic skills in the beautiful Finnish summer!
The renaissance-period banquet floor allows for events to be held in the King’s or Queen’s Hall, Queen’s Chamber, or Southern Hall. The amazing Bryggman Hall on the top floor is particularly well suited for lectures and seminars.
Holiday activities for persons with intellectual disabilities and severe disabilities are organised on the basis of the essential care needs arising from the guardians’ work or studies.
How do I apply for a service?
- The special family work service provides parents with means for responding to the challenges related to the child's or young person's intellectual disability in everyday life.
- A fixed-term service based on an individual service need assessment taking into account the family's overall situation.
How do I apply for a service?
- Autism coaching supports parents of a child / young person who is severely challenged by their autism in their upbringing tasks and coping with everyday life or autistic young people themselves in their growth into independence.
- A fixed-term service based on an individual service need assessment taking into account the family's overall situation
How do I apply for a service?
The service voucher is not tied to a specific time and day of the week. Each client can use the voucher when they wish because they pay their own contribution themselves.
The decision to issue a service voucher for support for informal care is made by the office holder at the social and health administration on a per informal care recipient basis. The informal carer must be able to manage matters related to the service voucher such as agreeing on the specifics with the service provider.
Support for informal care refers to the financial compensation (care fee) and various services provided in order to support the care and other assistance that an elderly person or a person with a disability or illness receives in their home. These services are defined in a care and service plan drawn up for the care recipient.
The purpose of the disability services act is to promote the ability of a person with disabilities to live and act as an equal member of society with others, and to prevent and eliminate the disadvantages and obstacles caused by disability. (Act on Disability Services and Assistance, section 1). When planning services for children and young people, the services and support forms best suited for age-based growth and development are assessed.
Turku Market Hall opened in 1896 and has together with its surroundings grown and lived with the city.
Upgrade of the Market Hall Block will transform the area into a diverse entity serving its entrepreneurs and citizens. The renewal will enhance the vitality of the historic Market Hall and strengthen the attractiveness of the city center.
Financial assistance for cars and car-related aids and devices is granted on a discretionary basis primarily to young people and people of working age with severe disabilities. It may also be granted for the everyday transport of a disabled child that uses an electric wheelchair.
Aids and devices for a car
A person with severe disabilities may apply for compensation for necessary modifications and/or additional devices and aids required by the disability. Financial assistance for a car or car-related aids and devices is granted on a discretionary basis primarily to young people and people of working age with severe disabilities but also to the everyday transport of a severely disabled child using an electric wheelchair.
There is no fee for booking a standard taxi for journeys made with a taxi card under the Disability Services Act (more information in the guidelines in Finnish).
You can order a taxi from the following numbers:
- 260 2510 (landline) or
- (02) 260 2510 (mobile phone)
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text message: 040 533 6483
- App: Book a taxi
Taxi for passengers with disabilities
The taxi user may book the car from:
Drawing up the Turku suburban vision began in the summer of 2021. The vision is scheduled to be completed in the end of 2022.
The Turku suburban vision is co-created together with the city organization, the residents of Turku and various parties operating in the city through various events, workshops, surveys and a citizen jury.
On this page you will find information about how to participate in the upcoming events and also information about the events that have already taken place.
The Turku suburban vision is a shared idea for the future of the suburbs of Turku and their development. The aim of the vision is to create an insight into the future goals of the suburbs and the necessary measures to reach these goals, but also to bring forth the suburbs.
A small parkette at the intersection of Piispankatu and Tehtaankatu is decorated with atmospheric red spheres. The parkette was named after a Turku-based historian in 1994. Dahlström (1883–1965) was particularly interested in the history of Turku and its nearby regions, and he played an important role in the establishment of the Swedish-speaking university, Åbo Akademi, in 1918. In addition to being a historian, Dahlström also wrote fiction under the pseudonym Père Noble.
The Railway Station Park welcomes travellers arriving by train on the other side of Ratapihankatu. The history of the area includes a colourful period in the 19th century when it was rented to touring circus troupes. Plans for transforming the area into a park began in the late 19th century. Even the City Council took part in the discussion as to whether the park should be designed as a calm environment for relaxing or as a place that people catching a train could travel through in a hurry.
The lighting of the lights on the Christmas street has traditionally been one of the highlights of the opening ceremony of the Christmas season. The first Christmas lights in Turku were lit in 1948 on a section of Yliopistonkatu between Aurakatu and Humalistonkatu. The Christmas street instantly became very popular among the residents of Turku, and the annual opening ceremony became an event that everyone in the city looks forward to.
Where can you find the other Turku Cathedral?
A fairyland of lights for children can be found at the Kupittaa Traffic Town and bird pond. The lighting of the bird pond for Christmas has a long tradition of 20 years. The Traffic Town was equipped with seasonal lights for the first time in 2018.
There are several sites with seasonal lighting in the vicinity of Turku Cathedral.
Turku Cathedral Christmas Tree
The first Christmas tree lit with electric lamps was brought to Turku Cathedral as early as 1900, and it became a permanent tradition in the 1930s. According to folklore, there were some interruptions in this tradition during the war years. A record of Christmas trees has been kept since 1955, which indicates the donors and original locations of the trees.
The city of Turku offers multicultural early childhood education, which means that all children are taken into account equally and fairly regardless of age, gender or colour. In day-care services, the aim is to provide children belonging to cultural minorities with the opportunity to grow up in a multicultural society so that they can become a part of both their own cultural environment and Finnish society.
When you lift your gaze towards the ceiling of Hansatori square, you will see the Cloud light installation. It is a work of art by Visual Artist & Designer Tuomas Honkanen created in co-operation with Design Agency Amerikka.
This Hansatori showpiece was introduced when the extensive renovation of the Hansa shopping centre was completed in 2019. The expression and colours conveyed by the lights of the installation change according to seasons and different themes. Thanks to its customisability, the installation is also an impressive element that can be used during events.
Puolalanpuisto Park is transformed into an audio artwork in the evenings.
Weaving, Yearning is a sound installation created by Kalle Nio and Hans Rosenström, which spreads to Puolalanpuisto Park in Turku between 7 October and 17 December 2021. Inspired by the moment when darkness falls, the artwork is a song composed by Aino Venna and consisting of four voices that softly drift through the cityscape.