Who can take part in the competition?
All secondary education students in Finland are welcome to participate in the competition.
How to join?
Registration for 2021 is closed.
Who are the members of the competition jury?
The competition jury consists of representatives of higher education institutions, City of Turku, Bayer and other partners. The chair of the jury is Senior Executive at TechCampus Turku and Vice Rector of the University of Turku Mika Hannula.
Promoting sustainable tourism in the Turku region is one of Visit Turku's key priorities. How can each of us influence the sustainability of our own holiday or trip? Here are five tips that everyone, whether an independent tourist or those travelling for business, can keep in mind.
The Föli journey planner is a public transport schedule service that utilises the real-time location data of Föli busses.
The Föli journey planner
The Föli journey planner (opens in a new window) tells you how to get from point A to point B in
- Lieto and
In addition to bus and waterbus schedules, the journey planner includes citybike stations and information on the number of bikes available at each station.
In an emergency, always call the general emergency number 112 and act according to the instructions received on the telephone.
Guidelines for accidents at school
School meal is an important part of the educational work of the school. The school meal is used to guide the pupils towards the right kind of eating habits and good manners.
The school lunch is meant to cover one third of the energy need of the day. In addition to providing energy for the school day, the lunch will advance the well-being of the child/youth, reinforce eating habits that advance health, teach good manners, and lead diners to new tastes.
Information about the opening times, services and restrictions of Sports Services during the state of emergency caused by coronavirus is gathered on this page. The page is updated as more details occur.
Don’t use the sports facilities if you are ill.
Remember to ensure that safety distances are maintaned.
Maintain good hand hygiene.
Cough into your sleeve.
SUOMEN KIELEN ALKEIS- JA JATKOKURSSIT
Turun iltalukion Finnish fo Foreigners -kurssit alkavat tiistaina 23.8.2022. Kursseilla opiskellaan suomea sen kaikilla osa-alueilla: puheen ymmärtämistä, puhumista, tekstin ymmärtämistä ja kirjoittamista. Tunneilla tehdään paljon paritöitä ja puheharjoituksia.
Suomen kielen alkeiskurssit FIN1–FIN5 pidetään tiistaisin ja torstaisin klo 16.15–17.35.
Turku Evening High School
The Upper Secondary School for Adults in Turku
Tel. +358 40 632 3351
School office is open on days when there's teaching Mon-Thu 3–7 pm.
In June the office is open on days when there's teaching Mon-Thu 3–7 pm.
The City of Turku controls 63 subsidiaries, of which 54 are consolidated in the consolidated financial statements. Of the consolidated subsidiaries, three are foundations and 26 are housing and real estate companies. There are 25 consolidated associated entities and three joint municipal authorities. Three subsidiaries and five associated entities have been consolidated through the sub-group of the Joint Municipal Authority of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland.
At the end of the financial year, the balance sheet total was EUR 1,927.7 million. The increase compared to the previous year was EUR 139.6 million (7.8%). The surplus for the financial period increased equity by EUR 39.0 million (4.8%). The equity ratio increased by 1.4 percent points, being 44.2% at the end of the year (45.6% in 2020 financial statements). A level that exceeds 50% can be regarded as the general target level for municipal economies.
The City’s liquidity remained good throughout the year. At the end of 2021, the City’s cash reserves amounted to EUR 83.2 million (EUR 139 million in 2020 financial statements), not including investments in the City’s own funds. Cash reserves decreased by EUR 55.8 million in 2021. The cash reserves consisted only of cash, deposits in a payment transaction accounts and other deposits. The level of the cash reserves has had to be lowered due to penalty interests imposed by banks, i.e., negative deposit fees.
The City's investment expenditure was EUR 140.8 million in 2021 (EUR 75.8 million in 2020). An adjustment of EUR -4.6 million to the acquisition expenditure of investments made in previous financial periods has been considered in the comparison data. A financing share of EUR 2.1 million (EUR 3.4 million in 2020) was recorded for the investment targets. EUR 33.8 million (EUR 24.4 million in 2020) in capital gains were recorded. The investment expenditure fell below the budget of EUR 29.4 million.
The operating cash flow was positive by EUR 67.3 million (50.2 in 2020 financial statements) The increase in internal financing was influenced by central government’s measures to support municipal tax funding as well as the good development of municipal tax and corporation tax revenue and compensation for land use agreement payments and proceeds from realisation of assets.
The internal financing adjustment items correct the capital gains from non-current assets, which are presented in the investment cash flow – as well as losses amounting to a total of EUR 32.1 million.
Revenue from central government transfers amounted to a total of EUR 306.3 million, being EUR 30.2 million (-9.0%) less than the previous year. In 2020 and 2021, the Government granted support to cover the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, the aid was paid through central government transfers, while in 2021 the aid was granted as grants.
Determination of Turku’s tax revenue
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During the year, the coronavirus pandemic, which has continued for another year, had a strong impact on the operating environment. However, the impact of the prevailing economic trend on both the general economy and the economy of the Turku region was more positive than expected.
The amount of labour used in person-years (all personnel) during the period 1 January – 31 December 2021 was 10,781.3. The use of labour in 2021 was 10,464.3, excluding employed persons, pupils and trainees, participants of relocation experiments and disabled persons in subsidised work.
The turnover data specific to the Turku sub-region produced by Statistics Finland will be available until the end of September 2021. The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have been reflected in the development of turnover and number of employees in both the Turku sub-region and the entire country. The decrease in turnover in all business sectors that began in the second quarter of 2020 continued in the Turku sub-region in the first quarter of 2021. In early 2021, turnover in the region decreased by 3.9% (entire country -0.3%) from the same date in the previous year.
The City's current financial plan contains a lot of uncertainty. The financial plan was drawn up in the autumn of 2021 with the help of the information available at the time. The health care and social services reform will change the tasks and funding of municipalities from the beginning of 2023. There is still no detailed information available on the changes to the funding of municipalities.
After the municipal elections in June 2021, Turku City Council made a historic decision exactly one hundred years after adopting the city manager model, the Council elected a mayor and three deputy mayors instead of a city manager. Before selecting the mayors, the City Council decided to approve the Mayor’s Programme for 2021–2025. It is particularly important that all the delegation groups committed themselves to the Mayor's Programme.
The summary presents the main points of the city of Turku's 2021 financial statements.
You can move from chapter to chapter by clicking on the titles below and the links at the end of the chapters.
Through the example it sets in its own activities and operation, Visit Turku aims to encourage its partner companies to develop their own practices toward the achievement of certification in sustainable tourism. As a tourist destination, Turku views the sustainable certification as of critical importance to tourism operators in the area.
As a regional organisation, Visit Turku strengthens the region's attractiveness in terms of sustainability, through marketing communications and by offering sustainable travel and tour packages.
For a long time, Ruissalo was used for pasture. People began cutting down groves in the 1540s to cultivate fields. Around the same time, Ruissalo came under the rule of Turku Castle, and its crops were used for the castle’s needs. In the 1550s Ruissalo became the hunting grounds for the Duke of Finland.
Higher education students enjoy living in Turku. This was demonstrated by the student survey conducted in the spring of 2020, which was responded to by 3,430 students. As many as 98% of them would recommend Turku to their friends as a student city.
The abnormal spring period overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic did not dilute higher education students’ views of Turku as a great city for students. They find that Turku offers an excellent environment for studies and living. Almost all of the respondents would recommend Turku to their friends as a student city.
Over a million squares of new construction, investments worth billions, over 10.000 new jobs and apartments for 20.000 new Turku residents. The area of Itäharju triangle, approximately 90 hectares in size, offers a platform for the significant growth of Turku Science Park. Turku Science Park combines projects of land use, construction, mobility and functionality in the area into comprehensive urban development where all these projects support each other.