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
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
The City of Tampere tested mobile interpretation at health centres as well as at day care centres for acute interpretation needs. The service enabled the same level level of service across all customers so it will be used in the future too.
The sex crimes targeting children in Oulu and Helsinki have provoked discussion in Tampere as well. The City of Tampere constantly monitors the safety situation in close cooperation with other authorities. For example, the city has increased safety cooperation and information exchange with the polic
Classics, film scores, theme concerts and great visitors adorn the spring of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
The spring programme of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra features classics of orchestral music from composers such as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Stravinsky, Sibelius and Shostakovich. Highlights of the spring include Space Odyssey 2019, a concert of space-themed classical and film music as well a
The City of Tampere will extend the provision of free contraception in Tampere and Orivesi in February. Starting from 1 February 2019, all young people in Tampere and Orivesi who are under 20 years of age as well as all young people under 20 from other municipalities who are pursuing their upper sec
A new day care centre and school building has been completed in the Irjala district of Tampere. The building welcomed its first users at the beginning of 2019. The new unit provides facilities for a day care centre with places for 160 children, a preschool and grades 1 and 2 in basic education. Two
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.
The application period for morning and afternoon activities for the next school year 2019–2020 in Tampere has begun. This application period concerns children currently participating in preschool education who will start school in August 2019. Furthermore, this application period concerns first grad
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.
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
The public data open for everyone is available at data.tampere.fi.
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
At the beginning of 2019, the Financial and Debt Counselling Unit will move from the municipality to legal aid offices. The contact information for all financial and debt advisors will change at the beginning of the year.
From the beginning of next year, the City of Tampere Employment Services unit will have a new set of services marketed as Talent Attraction and Retention. The service is dedicated to promoting the internationalisation of the City of Tampere.
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.
The library will be closed for renovations for a week at the turn of November and December. Customers will still be able to return items and pick up reserved items in Sampola during the renovations.
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
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.
The commercial production of carbon-negative district heating has begun in Hiedanranta, Tampere. This is the first time carbon-negative district heating is being produced commercially in Finland. Hiedanranta will act as a development platform in a project where Carbofex Oy will produce district heat
The effects of the strike on the City of Tampere’s catering and sanitation services on 22 and 23 October
The strike will affect the catering and sanitation services at many schools, day care centres and educational institutes on Monday 22 October and Tuesday 23 October. There will be changes in the menu and we are not able to deliver special diet meals everywhere. We recommend bringing your own snacks
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
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
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.