Turku-Southwest Finland EU Office

Turku-Southwest Finland European Office (Turku EU Office) represents City of Turku and Regional Council of Southwest Finland bringing together all 27 municipalities in the region. Our focus areas are: Blue Growth (maritime industry, Baltic Sea), Green transition (climate, energy, circular economy, mobility), Smart transformation (digitalisation and smart urban solutions).

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Turku-Southwest Finland EU Office

S3 Strategy

Smart specialisation focus areas in Southwest Finland are:

1) Blue growth and industrial modernisation,

2) Innovative Food Chains,

3) Life sciences and Health technology

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  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG meeting - EURegionsWeek 2022: Youth engagement in the green transition

ERRIN and POLIS organise this event to discuss how to rethinking of the urban mobility framework to bring it more into line with young people's needs and priorities, with representatives from the Institutions, public authorities and youth delegates.

  • By Turku - Southwest Finland European Office

Webinar: How to efficiently decarbonize the maritime sector?

The city of Turku and the Solar Impulse Foundation are organising the webinar series: 'How to efficiently decarbonize the maritime sector?' on 27 September from 8-9 AM (CEST). It will be possible to attend the webinar on Microsoft Teams after registration.

  • By Hilary Webb

Civic Engagement in the Climate-Neutral & Smart Cities Mission - Workshop

Save the date for an upcoming workshop as part of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU will be dedicated to civic engagement in the EU Missions, specifically in the Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities.

  • By Miia Paananen

Healthy boost for your cross-sectoral cooperation – piloted practices and novel tools

How to improve cross-sectoral cooperation for health and well-being in cities? Participate in the webinar 'Healthy boost for your cross-sectoral cooperation – piloted practices and novel tools' on 16 November.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: Regions & urban nodes contributing to the European Year of Rail

ERRIN's Transport Working Group is organising a workshop for the European Week of Regions and Cities on the role of regions and urban nodes in the European Year of Rail.

  • By Helga Aunemo

EWRC 2021: Sustainable, inclusive and beautiful urban areas – how can the New European Bauhaus boost holistic green transition?

This workshop brings together urban actors to exchange inspiring examples of holistic design and to explore how NEB can help urban areas to boost their green transition and to integrate the values of NEB - sustainable, beautiful and inclusive.