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Activities for migrants

In Jyväskylä, many different parties serve migrants. 
Various projects are underway in the organizational sector, educational institutions and the city. The target groups of the projects vary.

Finnish language cources

Finnish language courses are organised in many different educational institutions and as online studies. In the list we have compiled, you will find up-to-date Finnish language trainings

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Jalat ympyrässä kesällä nurmikolla.

City of Jyväskylä coronavirus recommendations extended until 17 January 2021

18.12.2020
On 17 December The Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland issued an order that the number of participants in public events should be limited to 10 people as of 22 December. The order is valid until 17 January 2021. The order has an impact on the City of Jyväskylä's operations.

The performances of the Jyväskylä City Theatre and Jyväskylä Sinfonia are cancelled until 17 January 2021.

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Kaksi naista maskit kasvoillaan ostoskeskuksessa.

International Jyväskylä - Info Center in English

International Jyväskylä – Info Center is a multilingual service point, where one can get guidance and counseling on topics related to everyday living in 16 different languages.

International Jyväskylä – Info Center provides information on

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Jalat ympyrässä kesällä nurmikolla.

The City of Jyväskylä continues to tackle coronavirus testing backlog and recommends that people wear face masks on public transport and at mass gatherings

14.08.2020
The government and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) have recently issued new recommendations on face mask use. Under the new rules, face masks are to be worn on public transport and while attending a coronavirus testing facility. THL has ruled that face masks are not suitable for children, and the guidance on face coverings applies to people aged 15 and over. The City of Jyväskylä additionally recommends that people wear face masks while attending large gatherings involving people who have travelled there from a number of different areas and if social distancing cannot be observed.

City of Jyväskylä continues to tackle coronavirus testing backlog

Jyväskylä’s coronavirus testing service has been overwhelmed with demand,

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Lapsi saippuoi käsiään. A child is washing hands.

Jyväskylä will send information on the coronavirus to those who have recently moved to the city

21.04.2020
Jyväskylä has been providing information on the coronavirus, on how to protect oneself from the virus, on what to do if one is quarantined or suspects he or she has caught the virus in various languages. The City will now make a special effort to approach those who have moved to the city recently and tell them about the virus.

Those who have recently moved to Jyväskylä will receive a text message and a letter from the City, both written in their own languages. 

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Henkilön kädessä puhelin, jonka näytöllä Oma Terveysasema -numero.

What is Green Loop?

The Green Loop is a chain of green spaces and lush cultural environments around the city centre of Jyväskylä. On the Green Loop, you can enjoy all the benefits of green. You can exercise, refresh yourself and have a good time.

Green Loop is a new type of central park and outside livingroom. It consists of nearly 200 hectares of green areas and lush cultural environments around Jyväskylä city centre.

The Green Loop can be regarded as a local recreational area for around 20,000 residents. That is around one in every six Jyväskylä residents.

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Kehä Vihreän kartta

Carpet washing jetties

In Jyväskylä you can find eight carpet washing jetties that locate in Huhtasuo, Keljonkangas, Lehtisaari, Palokka, Tikkakoski, Kuohu, Vesanka and Korpilahti.

Self-service carpet washing jetties are prepared for use after winter at the beginning of May until September. Carpet washing jetties are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. There are not running water after 10:00 pm.
Carpet washing jetties are free of charge. Please, remember to take your own soap with you and keep surroundings tidy.

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Mattopyykillä 2010

Establishing paternity, custody, living arrangements, right of access and maintenance

Establishing paternity

If a child's parents are not married at the moment of the child's birth, the mother is registered as the only parent.

You can acknowledge paternity at a maternity cilinic only during pregnancy. After the child's birth, paternity is acknowledged at an appointment with a child welfare officer.

Custody, living arrangements, right of access and maintenance

When a child is born while his or her parents are married, both parents are his or her guardians. If the parents are not married, the mother is the sole guardian of the child.

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Sormet sormien lomassa.

Exceptions in opening hours for sports services

Ascension Day

Ascension Day 30.5.

  • Administration closed
  • AaltoAlvari open 10.00-18.00
  • Wellamo open 10.00-17.30
  • Community center is closed
  • Hipposhalli closed
  • Training ice rink closed
  • Competition ice rink closed
  • Baseball stadium is closed
  • Harju Stadium, Viitaniemi, Vehkahalli, Jyskä and Palokka are open normally

Midsummer

Eve’s eve of Midsummer 20.6.

  • AaltoAlvari open 6-15

21.-23.6.

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European Elections 2019

24.04.2019
In Finland the elections to the European Parliament (European Elections) will be held on Sunday 26 May 2019. In the European Elections you can vote either on election day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. or in advance during the advance voting period.


Voting in advance

The advance voting is taken place between 15.-21. May 2019.

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Jyväsjärvi sinisessä maisemassa.

National Bike Week 4–12 May 2019

10.04.2019
National Cycling Week will be bringing an exciting programme of free public events for cyclists of all ages at the beginning of May. More than 50 events will be taking place across the week.

National Cycling Week is organized in Jyväskylä for the 17th time.

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Pyöräilyviikon tapahtuma keskustassa 2018. Kuva Touho Häkkinen.

Apply to children and young people’s basic art education by 15 May 2019

10.04.2019
The basic art education curriculum, offered to all children and young people under the age of 18, covers architecture, fine art, music, drama and word art. Tuition is provided at sites across Jyväskylä, the exact location depends on the subject being taught and the attendees’ age.

The basic art education curriculum, offered to all children and young people under the age of 18, covers architecture, fine art, music, drama and w

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Lapset taiteen perusopetuksessa

Services for immigrants

Integration of immigrants is taken care of by state, municipalities, educational institutions, churches and associations. According to the Finnish law municipalities coordinate migrant intregration work at the local level. An integration programme (kotouttamisohjelma) has been drawn up  in Jyväskylä.

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Erilaiset kädet yhdessä

Integration Services

Väinönkatu 1a B, 2nd floor
40100 Jyväskylä
Tel. 014 266 3423

The Integration Services helps immigrants in their adjustment to Finnish society and supports the preservation of their own cultural identity. It also seeks to promote the development of our society into a multi-cultural community accepting diversity.

If you have questions about your residence permit application, please contact The Finnish Immigration Service 0295 419 600(Maahanmuuttovirasto)

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Iloisten ihmisten ryhmä.

Working in Jyväskylä

Are you relocating in Central Finland, but do not have a job yet?

The Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) provides information on available jobs and support you in job seeking. The TE office also organizes integration study programs, vocational training, job seeking, career and emplpyment coaching, professional and career orientation, work and training experiments and pay subsidy.

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Aikuisten ryhmätyöskentelyä