10/10/2018 - 16:30

Six City Strategy (6Aika): Recipes for Happy Citizens and Thriving Business

How can we engage people in co-creation? What is a "City-as-a-Service"?   The Six City Strategy is a joint strategy of the six largest cities in Finland: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu. Together they tackle great challenges such as urbanisation and digitalisation and still evolve towards true human-centric cities. They turn schools, shopping centres, hospitals, nursing homes, streets, and neighbourhoods into innovation platforms and co-creation facilities, where new products and services are developed and tested.   They welcome you to their EURegionsTalk at the Square Meeting Centre and to network with them and other city enthusiasts afterwards. With their concrete examples and scalable results they want to inspire others to try a similar approach to co-creation.  Registration for the event is possible here. More information about 6Aika, the Six City Strategy 2014–2020 – Open and Smart Services: https://6aika.fi/in-english/   The Six City Strategy – Open and Smart Services, runs between 2014 and 2020 with the aim of creating new know-how, business and jobs in Finland. It is part of Finland’s structural fund programme for sustainable growth and jobs 2014–2020. It is funded by European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund, the Finnish Government and the participating cities. Helsinki Uusimaa Regional Council is the authority responsible for ERDF funding and Häme ELY Centre authority responsible for ESF funding.