International Kuopio

International cooperation to develop the region and to promote the wellbeing of Kuopio residents.

International Kuopio 

The aim of international cooperation is to promote the development of the region and the wellbeing of Kuopio residents. In recent years, Kuopio has invested particularly in Nordic cooperation. The goal is to bring the best urban practices from elsewhere in the world to be utilised in Kuopio. 

International cooperation is carried out in many networks as cooperation between interested parties, utilising the principles of sustainable development and opportunities offered by digitalisation. International activities in Kuopio include 

  • exchanging information and views with international experts and expert organisations 
  • cultural exchanges, student and teacher exchanges 
  • opening up new business opportunities for companies in Kuopio region. 

Kuopio’s strategy 2030 highlights internationality as one of its three cross-cutting objectives: “Internationality means opening doors and making networks available to partners, promoting the region’s expertise and strengths, and expert cooperation. It also means ensuring the organisation is equipped for the internationalisation of its partners and residents, and taking care of the municipal integration task and ensuring a tolerant atmosphere.” 

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