WAMx – international window for exchange in Turku
In March 2019, WAM, the City Art Museum of Turku, launched WAMx, an operating model new to the Finnish art museum scene. It is a process with the primary idea of annually inviting an international expert to plan an exhibition programme in co-operation with the museum. The co-operation seeks new themes and entities that discuss current phenomena from interesting artists.
Åbo Akademi wins CatBior 2019 -congress to Finland
There is great excitement in the air. Professors Tapio Salmi and Dmitry Murzin are top scientists in their fields but they are also driven to share their expertise. They understand the significance of social activism and have been successful as congress organisers.
Masters of distribution of work
Deep dive into the world of animals
The University of Turku organises the first international conference on human-animal studies in Finland on 7–9 August 2018. More than 260 delegates from different countries are expected to participate.
Europe’s largest international conference on computational biology is coming to Turku
The European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) is coming to Turku for the first time in 2024. The conference will be chaired by Research Director Laura Elo from the Turku Bioscience Centre.
ESEB2019 showed the way for environmentally friendly congresses
Academy professor Craig Primmer and a group of evolutionary biologists from the University of Turku arranged the ESEB2019 congress in Turku without compromising the principles of sustainable development. The carefully selected arrangements provide an operating model which conserves nature even for future event organisers.
The activities of the family clubs are preventive child protection. You can join the service under the guidance of a nurse of the Maternity Clinic or the Child Welfare Clinic or a social worker specialized in child welfare.
The employees of the group provide guidance on issues related to the childcare and upbringing as well as they support parenting. In family clubs you can learn everyday skills and prevent exhaustion and loneliness as a parent. The club also provides peer support for the families.
The home service for families with children includes, for example, the necessary assistance in the home care and support for the daily routines of the family with children, support for the parenting and for the functioning of the family.
The contact person is the family conselor of the city, who also makes the mapping home visit, which is a prerequisite for providing the service.
Read more: Home service for families with children
The unit of the Social Work for Adults provides social services for Turku residents who are over the age of 18 and who do not have minor children living in their household. Social Work for Adults supports you in stressful life situations, you hope for a change in your life or you feel that a wide range of challenges have piled up and you are not sure how you will move forward with your life.
Family work is a form of support for families who have a need for social support. Family work is done at the client's home or in groups. The evaluation of the dedicated social worker of the family is required for receiving the service.
If the family has difficulties in coping with its everyday life such as the childcare or a sudden or a prolonged crisis, a family worker can support the family to cope with the situation. The family worker searches for networks that support the daily life of the family together with the family.
In the units of the Social Work for Families with Children, the social workers assess the service needs in cooperation with the client, with his or her relatives and with other actors in case it is necessary. Other workers of the team can also participate in the evaluation of the service needs of the client.
Every resident of a municipality has the right for the evaluation of the service needs based on the Social Welfare Act.
During the evaluaton of the service needs
If you have symptoms matching respiratory tract infection or you suspect coronavirus infection, it is important to get tested for coronavirus. The test is free of charge. Please only select one of the two options below, as the personnel of Turku health stations handles contact requests coming through both channels in order of receipt.
Social Guidance includes counselling, advising and support in the use of the social services. The Social Advisor helps you to find suitable social services and to combine different forms of social service as well as gives advice related to your rights as a customer. You can get practical helps in taking care of your matters such as filling in applications.
Social Advisor provides guidance and support specially for the adults of the family or for example for a young person who wants to become independent.
Social Work for Families with Children supports you in difficult situations when you want to have a change in your life or when you feel overwhelmed by several kinds of challenges and you aren't sure how to get forward in life.
Social Work for Families with Children is done in cooperation with the family. The social workers search for suitable solutions depending on the situation of each family. They encourage the families in the change and work in cooperation with the network of the city and each family.
ABOUT SUBMITTING COMPETITION ENTRIES
1) The competition programme states that the competition ends on 21 April 2020 at 3.00 pm (GMT+2). Please specify the time, as Finland has set clocks to summer time on 21 April (GMT+3)
The colourful history of S/S Bore started in Sweden in 1960. During its active years, the vessel sailed on the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, for example. Finally, Bore ended up as a teaching and museum ship in Turku (Finland), after many owners and through various twists and turns.
S/S Bore was built in Oskarshamn, Sweden, in 1960. The ship sailed on the route Turku–Mariehamn (Finland)–Stockholm. During these seventeen years, the ship, known as ‘Zero Bore’, established its place in the hearts of Turku residents.
S/S Bore is located on the shore of the Aura River, on Linnankatu. S/S Bore is easy to reach by both public transport and a car. There are public transport stops near the hostel and the ship terminal is only a short walk away from S/S Bore. You can view S/S Bore on the map here.
By public transport
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!
Bore and its facilities are excellent for holding meetings and negotiations.
The ship has eight spaces of various sizes for events with 6–150 people.
Bore is a great combination of traditional atmosphere and modern meeting technology. Wireless internet connection is available everywhere on Bore.
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.
Emergency services provided by health stations (8 a.m.–4 p.m. on business days)
Contact details of Turku health stations
On business days, your local health station is your primary provider of health care services in all cases of accidents and illness.