Europe has paused this noon. All over the continent this Wednesday, people were observing a minute’s silence for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. “I want to thank all who joined us for this European moment of remembrance and solidarity,” said Dario Nardella, President of Eurocities and Mayor of the Italian city of Florence. One … Continue reading A moment of remembrance and solidarity
Helsinki has offered operating support to 5000 entrepreneurs. The support is a lump-sum compensation of €2,000 euros for sole entrepreneurs to cover costs caused by the coronavirus outbreak in the business activities. Around 5,000 entrepreneurs have already received operating support from the city. This means that Helsinki has distributed around €10 million to sole entrepreneurs, … Continue reading Helsinki – Support to entrepreneurs
Helsinki is operating a hotline which elderly residents can call to get advice and information on how to maintain their well-being and ability to function during the coronavirus period. The hotline has been very popular thus far. More information here.
Helsinki offers a free low-threshold service, Mieppi, as a support to people during challenging times. During the crisis the service went online, and nurses and psychologists provided their support via phone or conference calls. Mieppi offers up to five meetings to people from 13 years of age and older. As a low-threshold service, Mieppi believes … Continue reading Helsinki – Talking it out
The city of Helsinki has teamed up with local parishes and charity organisations for reaching out to the self-isolating elderly population. In the ‘Helsinki Helpline’ campaign, volunteers are calling the elderly by phone to ask if they need help – or just want to talk about how they are coping with the coronavirus lockdown. The … Continue reading Helsinki – Calling everyone over 80
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To help field questions about new school arrangements, following the national closure of schools, the City of Helsinki offers a new trilingual service. Read more here
In order to promote new types of events and community building efforts, the city’s new fund offers up to €5,000 per applicant to come up with innovative and digital solutions to engage people in culture, sports and youth work. Read more here