Participate.helsinki website opened

Compiled information on participation in Helsinki can now be found online at Participate.helsinki.

Compiled information on participation in Helsinki can now be found online at Participate.helsinki.The new Prticipate.helsinki web service of the City of Helsinki offers interesting information on opportunities to participate and influence the City’s operations. Read more »

Huge demand for the employment services to be renewed

The municipal employment experiment will start on 1 March 2021 and Helsinki’s employment services will get approximately 50,000 new customers during March. In this municipal experiment, Helsinki will be partly responsible for providing the employment and economic development services (TE services) in its area.

Helsinki is more healthy than the rest of Finland

On average, residents of Helsinki are more healthy than other Finns, and endemic diseases are less common than throughout the country as a whole. There are significant differences in morbidity between the districts of Helsinki.

On average, residents of Helsinki are more healthy than other Finns, and endemic diseases are less common than throughout the country as a whole. There are significant differences in morbidity between the districts of Helsinki. Read more »

An engineering team assists housing companies with energy renovations

The energy efficiency of nearly all residential blocks of flats in Helsinki can be improved in way that is financially beneficial for the homeowners affected. However, it is not always easy for housing companies to identify the benefits of energy renovations, and carrying them out may seem difficult. In recognition of this, the City of Helsinki has started offering free-of-charge expert help to private housing companies to inspire more of them to start planning energy renovations.

Dialogue is the police's best tool for youth work

When a young person becomes involved with the police, it does not tend to result in jail or a fine. The police aim to help young people through extensive cooperation with other youth work professionals. "The most important things is to achieve trust and dialogue," says Chief Inspector Katja Nissinen.

When a young person becomes involved with the police, it does not tend to result in jail or a fine. The police aim to help young people through extensive cooperation with other youth work professionals. "The most important things is to achieve trust and dialogue," says Chief Inspector Katja Nissinen. Read more »

Local workshops develop OmaStadi ideas into proposals

City residents and experts will continue their collaboration on the OmaStadi proposals during the spring at omaStadi websites and in online workshops. Proposals can be opened on the website until 28.2.2021.

City residents and experts will continue their collaboration on the OmaStadi proposals during the spring through the OmaStadi website and online workshops. Proposals can be opened on the website until 28.2.2021. Read more »

HelMet libraries will stop coating books with plastic and move to plant-based film

From now on, the libraries of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will coat their books with plant-based bioplastic, which does not contain fossil-based materials. The libraries will move to the more environmentally-friendly material as new materials are coated and once the old plastic reserves are used up. At the same time, they are studying how many books can be left uncoated for environmental reasons.

Bio-coating similar to plasticCoating the books prolongs their service life and thus reduces their environmental impact. However, using plastic to coat the books is an environmental issue. Until now, there have been difficulties in finding a sufficiently high-quality plant-based replacement for plastic. Read more »

Human-centredness and networks key to tackling extremism

The police work annually with dozens of people who gravitate towards violent extremism. Seeing people as individuals, broad networks of officials and long-term work have yielded positive results. "Just a screwdriver is never going to be enough; you need a whole tool kit," remarks Chief Inspector Jarmo Heinonen.

The police work annually with dozens of people who gravitate towards violent extremism. Seeing people as individuals, broad networks of officials and long-term work have yielded positive results. "Just a screwdriver is never going to be enough; you need a whole tool kit," remarks Chief Inspector Jarmo Heinonen. Read more »

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Participate.helsinki website opened

Compiled information on participation in Helsinki can now be found online at Participat...

Huge demand for the employment services to be renewed

The municipal employment experiment will start on 1 March 2021 and Helsinki’s employmen...

Helsinki is more healthy than the rest of Finland

On average, residents of Helsinki are more healthy than other Finns, and endemic diseas...

An engineering team assists housing companies with energy renovations

The energy efficiency of nearly all residential blocks of flats in Helsinki can be impr...