Circwaste - towards circular economy in Finland
CIRCWASTE is a seven-year LIFE IP project that promotes efficient use of material flows, waste prevention and new waste and resource management concepts. All actions contribute to implementing the national waste management plan and directing Finland towards a circular economy.
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.
Principles for processing personal data
The City of Jyväskylä only collects personal data for certain legal purposes. Customers have the right to know how and for what purpose their personal data is processed.
What personal data does the City of Jyväskylä collect?
Identifying data (name and personal identity code) is needed to identify the recipient of a service, an invoice or a communication. In some services, also other identifying data may be need, such as the property identifier or the car registration number.
Culture for everyone!
No one to go with? Do you need a companion for a museum visit or concert?
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.
The Silver Screenings film events are a series of day-time screenings that are open to the public. The films have been chosen with more mature audiences in mind, and the programme features carefully selected new releases as well as golden oldies.
Film events are organized in Minnansali, Main Library.
The Silver Screenings film events 2020 autumn
Friday 18.9. at 1pm Judy (spoken in English, Finnish subtitles)
Friday 16.10. at 1pm Little Women (spoken in English, Finnish subtitles)
At the Silver Dance class, dancer Teija Häyrynen is on hand to help participants explore different ways of dancing and moving using a range of fun and accessible exercises. This warm-up is followed by a traditional afternoon tea dance, and the Silver Dancers will be able to participate remotely in the Tea Dance event taking place at Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall. The Helsinki Tea Dance events are organised by the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.
The sing along events are an excellent opportunity to enjoy a fantastic sing-along in a big group. The choir is always led by an experienced maestro or maestra. Join us with a friend or on your own to enjoy the finest evergreens tunes. No prior experience necessary.
The sing along events 2020 autumn
- cancelled due the coranavirus
Art Pharmacy offers a variety of cultural events that have been especially tailored for more mature audiences. The Art Pharmacy shows and performances take place in City of Jyväskylä care homes and cover everything from music, theatre and literature to circus, dance and even standup. The events that take place in local wellbeing and day centres and are offered free of charge. Importantly, all the venues are fully accessible.
All the performances at the day centers are cancelled due the coranavirus until the end of 2020
Civic organisations offer you a channel through which you can participate in, contribute to and take care of your community. In addition, however, voluntary work can be done even if you do not belong to any association. The City of Jyväskylä cooperates with the associations and supports them by awarding grants and by providing affordable facilities.
City of Jyväskylä organizes public meetings over coffee between residents, officeholders and municipal decision-makers. Discussion meetings between residents, officers and municipal decision-makers have been organized since 2018 in diffrent parts of the city. Topics of the discussion have varied from sport facilities to safety and to use of premises having some 20-60 participants in each meetings.
More information on participation
Jukka Laukkanen, Senior Advisor/ Participation
mobile +358 40 5758260, jukka.laukkanen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Sari Välimäki, Well-being Coordinator
tel. +358 14 266 7739, sari.valimaki[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Hanna Tenhunen, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 311 8980, hanna.tenhunen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Satu Altén, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 327 3144, satu.alten[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Hilda Hakkarainen, Participation Coordinator
mobile + 358 50 530 8698, hilda.hakkarainen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
As a resident of Jyväskylä, you have many methods of influencing the operations and decision-making of the municipality. You can make your influence felt through official channels or join different participation arenas and citizen activities.
Activities in residential areas aim to strengthen the well-being of residents and enable residents to participate in the development of their own residential area. Inclusive approach based on cooperation and equal interaction is applied.
City organizes events on residential areas around the city in order to enhance dialog between citizens, elected representatives and the administration of the city. During these events a broad spectrum of services are discussed, from water supply to elderly care, according to the interests of the area.
A council, elected by city residents, has the supreme decision-making authority in the City of Jyväskylä. The municipal election takes place every fourth year.
The meetings of the City Council are recorded on video and broadcast on the Web. Videos are available for viewing on the website.
The City Council appoints the City Board which manages the city administration, prepares the matters to be processed by the City Council, ensures that the City Council's decisions are enforced; oversees the city's interests and represents the city.
On this site, you will find details of the policies and measures that have been introduced for schools in Jyväskylä to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They will shape how our local schools operate in the 2020/21 academic year. The site will be updated as new information becomes available.
Updated on 28 August 2020
Updated on 28 August 2020
Since the quarantine recommendation expired in the summer, the aged have once again been able to conduct their own daily shopping and pharmacy visits. City-provided shopping assistance continues to be available during quarantine or isolation if you cannot get other help. If your neighbours or family members cannot help you tend to your groceries, shopping or pharmacy visits, contact us for guidance at our helpline.
The symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19) include e.g. fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most of those catching the virus have a normal respiratory inflection, or a cold. It is important to prevent the virus from spreading to other people for whom the virus may be dangerous. The virus may be dangerous for old people in particular and for those with other lung and heart diseases.
Directions for quarantine or isolation
Dear resident. You have been placed into quarantine or isolation in order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus infection. It's vital that you observe the associated directions during your quarantine or isolation; otherwise, you risk exposing more people to potential infection.
"We do not believe in ghosts, nor in photographs. We believe in each other.”
New Ghosts is a photographic series by a father and his daughter, something they have been working on together since 2011, when Astrid was four. In this series moments of happiness, play, and escapism walk hand in hand with the darker tones of life. This photographic series has two authors: an adult and a child – both with their own voices as artists. In the photographs these voices are simultaneous, overlapping and completing each other.