Kuopio was one of 74 European regions awarded for investing in digital health and care for the elderly
The European Commission honoured 74 EU regions for their commitment to invest over €4 billion in innovative digital services for older persons at the European Reference Sites awards ceremony in Brussels. The city of Kuopio was one of the awarded sites.
The Chinese authorities have recognised the sister city relationship between Kuopio and Shanghai's Pudong New Area with the China International Friendship-City Exchange and Cooperation Award. No Finnish city has previously received the award.