According to the scoreboard, the strengths of Helsinki-Uusimaa include a high number of trademark and patent applications in relation to Gross Domestic Product, the share of jobs in knowledge-based activities of all jobs, the number of citizens engaged in lifelong learning, the overall high education level of the population, and the innovation activities of SMEs.
Helsinki wants to be a pioneer for local implementation of global responsibilities. In September 2018, the city, being after New York the second city in the world and the first one in Europe to do so, thus made a commitment to report voluntarily to the UN on its implementation of the sustainable development goals. Helsinki has completed its report, called From Agenda to Action – The Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Helsinki 2019, and it will be handed over to the UN in July.
What if future Helsinki would offer a possibility to celebrate a night of the galleries or participate in late evening meditation in school gyms? Or to tour the archipelago on a nightly sea cruise and to go to the swimming pool at four in the morning? The possibilities of Helsinki's evening and night are discussed in a report ordered by the City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division, which was published today.
The English section of Helsinki-lehti’s new edition presents climate-smart Kuninkaantammi and the services of Helsinki’s public playgrounds including Finnish-language instruction for immigrant families.
Helsinki is the main stage for Finland’s EU Presidency period from July to December
2019. The meetings arranged in Finland will mainly be held at the Finlandia Hall. The opening of the presidency period is celebrated on July 8 at an open summer event on the Kansalaistori square and in the Töölönlahti Park. At the opening, the visitors can experience the Finnish summer day at its best.