The capital of sport, Jyväskylä, is building an international co-operation network with Umeå and Tartu, as well as the regional sports clubs, with the aim of supporting young people's physical activity in the target areas. The project is funded by the European Union Erasmus+ Sport programme and coordinated by the City of Jyväskylä. The activities were started in January 2021.
Jyväskylä, the Capital of sport, to become the main driver of the European Erasmus+Sport cooperation
The project identifies best practices in the provision of sports and well-being services and exchanges experiences, especially from the perspective
Aim of the project
The basis for the project is the need to increase workshops and possibilities for rehabilitation for young people. The aim is to prevent increasing problems, to provide strong support in transitional phases and to increase alternative waysto study and find a place in the society.
City of Jyväskylä’s development platforms
Kangas is a new, ecological district near Jyväskylä city centre. The old paper mill area will turn to a home to 5 000 inhabitants and 2 100 new jobs. A number of businesses and residents have already moved into the area.
Hippos2020 - A sports and wellness centre, Finland's largest hub for sports, exercise and professional athletics. Of the EUR 220-250 million investment, nearly 90% is covered by private investors.
Juha Suonpää, The Sauna Girl, Konginkangas, 2011, photographic essay ”I followed in Akseli’s footsteps”. The Jyväskylä City Art Collection. Photo: Jari Kuskelin. Juha Suonpää has identified the precise location and landscape of Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s The Sauna Girl painting (1904) and taken picture in spring 2011 from the same spot placing cardboard puppet of Gallen-Kallela’s model in the picture.