The City of Tampere is testing mobile interpretation, that is, a video-based interpreting service available through smartphones, at the Hervanta and Tesoma health centres as well as at the Kisapuisto, Helapuisto, Pääskynen, Pelipuisto, Pallopuisto and Maijalanpuisto day care centres.
Tampere welcomes 2,000 first graders this autumn. The school year will begin at Tampere’s comprehensive schools on Thursday, 9 August 2018.
The long wait is over and the Tampere outdoor swimming pool was opened on Wednesday, 1 August. On the morning of the opening day, Deputy Mayor Anna-Kaisa Heinämäki cut the ribbon and announced the pool as officially open to the public.
Drink Tap Water, this is what the championships organisers requested in Tampere. Young athletes responded to their request and have been frequently filling their bottles from water taps.
Black signs and information displays guide pedestrians from the Tampere railway station and Central Square to the Ratina Stadium. New signs are part of pedestrian guidance concept created for the Tampere city centre. The aim is to increase walking and biking by developing guidance in different ways.
The Tampere Events App will be launched at the IAAF World U20 Championships. The app offers its users plenty of information about the event, routes and services. In the future, the app is hopefully used widely in all kinds of events in Tampere.
The official opening ceremony of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 will take place at the Olympic Square in Ratina on Monday, 9 July 2018 at 18.30. The event is free and open to the public. The championships will be opened spectacularly when flag bearers carry 158 flags of the participat
The IAAF World U20 Championships, organised in Tampere, Finland in July 2018, will serve local tap water for drinking. Tampere Water turns 120 years old this year and offers each IAAF World U20 participant an empty water bottle that they can fill directly from the tap during the games. To reduce pla
The health centre service provider for the regions of the city centre and Hervanta of the City of Tampere will change as of 1 August 2018. The new service provider will be Mehiläinen Terveyspalvelut Oy. The change will be visible to customers, for instance, in a change of location: as of August, the
In July, Tampere becomes the venue of an exceptionally international event when athletes from 174 different countries come together to participate in the IAAF World U20 Championships. When measured by the number of participating countries, the championships in Tampere are even more international tha
Tampere and Mänttä Vilppula together apply to become the European Capital of Culture 2026, which is the next time a Finnish city can become a Capital of Culture. With the help of the initiative, the cities want to become even more charismatic cities of experiences. Tampere is the main applicant city
The Enlighten Tampere innovation challenge culminated in the beginning of June when the teams presented and pitched their solutions for judges at demo fairs in Kampusareena. The teams had worked intensively for the last one and a half days, and had also planned their solutions earlier on their own,
Even though the summer is quietening down the city streets and changing the opening hours of services, Tampere will provide a multitude of services to its residents in the summer months as well. Using the summer calendar, you can check which social and health services centres will be open and look u
The City of Tampere’s recently completed artificial intelligence pilot will help to predict pupils’ need for special support in the future. The objective is to use automatic analysis of teachers’ notes and pupil information to better allocate school support resources.
Tampere will host the IAAF World U20 Championships on 10-15 July 2018. It will be the first time a Scandinavian city has hosted a global age-group athletics championships and it looks set to be one of the biggest yet. World U20 Championships gathers over 170 nationalities to Tampere Stadium.
Information on swimming water temperatures and the blue-green algae situation in Tampere can be checked from the map service
Just like last summer, this year you can follow up-to-date information on swimming water temperatures in Tampere from the mSwim service from 4 June to 17 August 2018. This map-based service also offers information on the blue-green algae situation on beaches. You can find the temperature and blue-gr
The exhibition Monkey and Waterfall – Pictures of Our Climate, dives into nature, the fountainhead of life.
A 120-centimetre humanoid robot called Pepper served customers at the Frenckell Service Point of the City of Tampere on two days. Pepper’s role was to guide customers to the right service point. Frenckell currently houses customer service points for public transportation, urban environment and infra
Six city health centres will serve the people of Tampere throughout the summer: Hatanpää, Hervanta, Linnainmaa, Tammelakeskus, Tipotie, and Oma lääkärisi Tesoma. Also the Orivesi health centre will be open all summer.
Summer in Tampere is once again full of music and dance - the Park Concerts organised by Cultural Affairs spread around the city. The concerts continue throughout the summer, including nearly 200 free concerts and dance performances around Tampere. The artists of the Park Concerts are all local and,
Employment services at the City of Tampere will give a three-month WordDive license to 150 immigrants to support their learning of the Finnish language.
The renovation of the old library has been completed on schedule. The decoration and moving work have been completed, and the building will reopen as the renewed Culture House Laikku on Saturday, 28 April with a large opening ceremony carnival. In the event, Laikku will demonstrate its versatility a
Migration Info Centre moving to Cultural House Laikku at Tampere Central Square at the beginning of May
Starting 2 May 2018, Migration Info Centre Mainio will provide service at the premises of Cultural House Laikku (the Old Library House) at Tampere Central Square, Keskustori 4 (3rd floor). Due to the relocation, Mainio will be closed on 23–30 April. The phone service will also be closed.
The removal of street grit from the main bicycle routes and some main streets has begun in Tampere. The removal has started a couple of weeks behind schedule this spring. Night frost and dry weather continue to slow down the removal. Due to sunny and dry weather, the main streets have been treated w