Julkaistu 01.02.2019

Tampere 240 – Art along the Tammerkoski Rapids

Tampere celebrates its 240th anniversary on 1 October 2019. The jubilee year will be celebrated for 240 hours through arts and culture in a 10-day event organised by the City of Tampere between 27 September and 6 October 2019. The public art entity that will be constructed around the new Tammerkoski

Julkaistu 30.01.2019

Customer feedback: Social and health services receive a school grade of 8.7

Customers of the City of Tampere’s social and health services (non-institutional and housing services) were very satisfied with the quality of the services. During 2018, 42,000 instances of feedback were collected using customer feedback devices at 37 locations. The overall feedback score received b

Julkaistu 11.01.2019

Preschool education enrolment has begun in Tampere

Enrolment for children starting preschool next autumn has begun in Tampere. The enrolment for preschool and supplementary activities on the City of Tampere website must be completed by 21 January 2019.

Julkaistu 18.12.2018

Changes to library penalty fees in 2019

Fees charged for overdue loans will increase in Tampere at the beginning of next year. In addition, the limit for a loan ban will be lowered in all libraries in the PIKI area.

Julkaistu 17.12.2018

Christmas holidays bring changes to social and health services opening hours

During Christmas and New Year, there will be changes in the opening hours of the City of Tampere’s social and health services. Treatment guidance and information on care are available from the health services information and advice centre by calling 03 10023, every day, even during the holidays, fro

Julkaistu 30.11.2018

Business generated out of paper mill sludge in Hiedanranta

In 2014, the City of Tampere purchased some of the lands and waters previously used by the forest industry in order to build the future city district of Hiedanranta. The purchased cove in Näsijärvi came with an enormous mass of wood-derived waste materials, also known as paper mill sludge or “zero f

Julkaistu 13.11.2018

Urgent appointments increased in health centres

Tampere aims to make it easier for residents to find urgent care in health centres. Emergency care will be increased at all health centres. The policies of health centres will also be amended. Some matters can be handled over the phone, for example, without the need to book an appointment.

Julkaistu 25.10.2018

Tampere continues its efforts to balance the city’s finances

The key areas in the 2019 budget of the City of Tampere are related to tackling the challenges posed by urbanisation and the economy. The city’s population is estimated to exceed 239,000 during next year, and this will increase the need for services and create financial pressure. The programme for a

Julkaistu 25.10.2018

Nominate a candidate for the next International Gender Equality Prize

The call for proposals for the Finnish Government’s International Gender Equality Prize is now open to the public. The International Gender Equality Prize is awarded once every two years in cooperation with the City of Tampere. The next prize will be awarded in autumn 2019.

Julkaistu 15.10.2018

Finnish Museum of Games receives an internationally esteemed award

Society for the History of Technology has chosen the Finnish Museum of Games, located in the Museum Centre Vapriikki in Tampere, to receive the 2018 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits. The award was announced on October 13th at the Society’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis. This is the first

Julkaistu 15.10.2018

Influenza vaccinations to start in Tampere

Influenza vaccinations to start at City of Tampere health centres on 15 October 2018. Vaccination appointments at the city’s health centres can be reserved from the City of Tampere website at www.tampere.fi/influenssarokotukset (only in Finnishs) or the health services counselling number 03 10023 da

Julkaistu 11.10.2018

City of Tampere published The Smart City Cookbook

The Smart City Cookbook provides an introductory guide with a set of examples that cities and other smart city program leaders can utilize when planning and managing their smart city activities. Examples in the book are from the Smart Tampere program by the City of Tampere in Finland.