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The City of Jyväskylä is on the road to the goal of carbon neutrality, but more actions are required

The City of Jyväskylä is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. According to current predictions, more actions are nevertheless needed to ensure that the objective is reached. In particular, traffic emissions should be reduced.

Total greenhouse gas emissions were examined using two forecast models

Carbon neutrality means that only the total of CO2 emissions that

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Pysäköityjä autoja. Image CC0/Pixabay

Support and information on the Ukraine webpage

Jyväskylä and Central Finland currently hosts over 1000 refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. The Ukraine page contains information on what support and services are available in Jyväskylä for people fleeing the war in Ukraine and how you can help Ukrainians.

Ukrainan lippu ja sydän. Image Terhi Pekkarinen

Jyväskylä's city strategy to be discussed at the City Council meeting

The Jyväskylä City Board has approved the updated city strategy with a few adjustments to the text and to the indicators. Additionally, a decision in principle was made on the city manager model. Both matters will come under the City Council on February 21, 2022.

Approval of the Jyväskylä City Strategy

The City Board proposes that the City Council approve the updated Jyväskylä City Strategy for the

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Talvinen kaupunkimaisema Harjun laelta kuvattunna Kuokkalan suuntaan. Image Riikka Kaakkurivaara

City of Jyväskylä reacts to restrictions on the use of the COVID-19 passport

The Government issued a decree on 28 December 2021 prescribing that the COVID-19 passport cannot be used as an alternative to regional restrictions on certain public events and customer premises. The temporary decree is in force from 30 December 2021 to 20 January 2022.

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland has issued the restriction on public events and general meetings in Central

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Henkilö pitää kädessään puhelinta, josta näkyy koronapassi. Image Jaana Pinson

Jyväskylä’s financial statements show a surplus of 16.4 million euro

The good fiscal situation makes it possible to carry out planned investments and thus support growth.

The recently completed financial statements for the City of Jyväskylä for the year 2020 show a significantly better financial picture than previous

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Mies nojailee Jyväskylä-kirjaimiin talvimaisemassa. Image Petteri Kivimäki

The Covid-19 situation calming down in Jyväskylä - Sports restrictions for under 18 years old will be released and libraries and museums will be opened to the public from 15 February 2021

During this week a total of 47 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä's incidence rate has also decreased. The need for hospital care has not increased significantly either. Approximately 80% of the origin of infections can be traced. Consequently, Jyväskylä has returned to the accelerating phase of the coronavirus.

The Emergency Management Team stated in its meeting today (12 February) that since the infection situation has calmed down, sports activities for u

Hoitaja laittaa koronanäytettä putkiloon. Image Jaana Pinson

City of Jyväskylä coronavirus recommendations extended until 17 January 2021

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.

Kaksi naista maskit kasvoillaan ostoskeskuksessa. Image Sami Lamminaho

Jyväskylä, the Capital of sport, to become the main driver of the European Erasmus+Sport cooperation

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 pilot project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by the City of Jyväskylä, will start in January 2021.

The project identifies best practices in the provision of sports and well-being services and exchanges experiences, especially from the perspective

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Poika ja mies liikkumassa Kangaslammen parkourpuistossa. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

City of Jyväskylä prohibits the public from attending match and competition events at its own venues until 21 December 2020, the performances of the Jyväskylä Sinfonia and the City theatre will be cancelled

The ban is due to the worsening coronavirus situation and the decision issued yesterday by the Regional State Administrative Agency to limit the number of participants in public events.

The Regional State Administrative Agency of Western and Inner Finland prohibits indoor and outdoor public events and general meetings attended by m

Koronanäyteputkilot pöydällä. Image Jaana Pinson

The corona infection numbers in the City of Jyväskylä are still declining – yet 6 infections in the long-term care ward in Keljo

During the week 44 27 infections were discovered, whereas during the week 43 55 infections were diagnosed and in the week 42 there were as many as 108 infections. Even though the infection numbers were declining, the emergency management team of the City of Jyväskylä were concerned about the fact that altogether 6 infections were discovered at the weekend in the long-term care ward in Keljo.

The City highlights that you only should visit the housing units of the aged people and services for disabled persons when you are completely healt

Käsidesiä ja kasvomaskeja. Image Outi Kaakkuri

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

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. Image Pirjo Ala-Hynnilä

The City of Jyväskylä will call all its over 70 residents to make sure they are coping during the corona quarantine

The City of Jyväskylä will start calling all its over 70 residents who are not using any of the services of the City. The purpose is to make sure that the elderly are coping during the corona quarantine.

The task is huge since there are nearly 18,000 over-70-year-olds in Jyväskylä and only a good 2,000 of them are using the City’s services.

Palveluohjaajat neuvovat ikäihmisten asioissa puhelimessa ja kotikäynneillä. Image Milja Linna

Draft report on cultural investment presented to Jyväskylä City Council

The Heart of Jyväskylä project was presented to the Jyväskylä City Council on 3 February. The Heart of Jyväskylä project was set up to create a master plan for cultural investment in the city. The master plan will cover the potential development of a new music venue, as well as the significant refurbishment and new development that will be required across the city’s cultural infrastructure in the coming years. The first version of the draft report was presented to the city council by Heart of Jyväskylä project manager Janne Viitamies. A final report on the investment required is due to be published in March 2020.

The document will set out a number of alternative scenarios for re-thinking the way the city’s cultural services are run and proposes an action pla


Twin city Yaroslavl offers business opportunities for Jyväskylä-based companies

Representatives of Jyväskylä-based companies accompanied Mayor Timo Koivisto on a visit to Yaroslavl organised by Jyväskylä City, 24–27 September 2019. The Russian twin city proved to offer business potential for Finnish firms.

The companies participating in the visit were Prosolve Oy, RamonEdge Oy, Export Maker Oy, Arctic Machine Oy, Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradi

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Jyväskylän kaupunginjohtaja Timo Koivisto tapaa Jaroslavlin kaupungin edustajia Jaroslavlin kaupungintalolla. Image Suvi Metsola