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The new ski trail information system in Jyväskylä

02.02.2023
The information about ski trail conditions in Jyväskylä became available on Tuesday, 20 December. Now cross-country skiers are able to follow the state of ski trail renewal in the Jyväskylä region through the Fluent Outdoors website.

The old trail information of sports services of the city of Jyväskylä is transferred to the new

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sports
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Kuvassa kolme hiihtäjää Ladun majan ladulla ja kuvan etualalla latuopasteet. Image Jyväskylän liikuntapalvelut

Kortepohja library introduces its self-assist service

01.02.2023
Since the self-service library has been commissioned since the beginning of 2023, access to Kortepohja's new library is also possible outside the service hours.

Kortepohja's new library is available outside the service hours every day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Kortepohjan kirjaston lastenosasto. Kirjahyllyjä. Image Jyväskylän kaupunginkirjasto

Income limits in early childhood education and care will be raised as of 1st of March 2023, client fees applying to many children are to be reduced

30.01.2023
Adjustments to income limits laid down by the Act on Client Fees in Early Childhood Education and Care will enter into force on as of 1st of March 2023. The income limits on which the client fees are based will be raised by 33%. The sibling discount remains the same and the payment percentage of 10,7% will remain the basis for the client fees.

Client fees begin to form when gross income of the family exceeds the income

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asiakasmaksu
tuloselvitys
varhaiskasvatus
fee
early childhood
income
family
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Kaksi tyttöä halaavat toisiaan. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

A large number of applicants to Jyväskylä's higher education programmes in English

24.01.2023
The popularity of Jyväskylä's international degree programmes in English continues to grow strongly. The application period starting in autumn 2023 closed on 18 January.

The University of Jyväskylä's English-language Master's programmes and the University of Applied Sciences' English-language degree programmes again

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studying
university
university of jyväskylä
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Nuori nainen pitää tablet-tietokonetta sylissä, kaksi henkilöä kurkkii samaa tablettia. Image Jyväskylän yliopisto

Art phenomena and contemporary photography at the Jyväskylä Art Museum in 2023

10.01.2023
In 2023 the art museum’s exhibitions will look at light, reflections and dogs in art. The main exhibition this fall features internationally renowned photographer Elina Brotherus.

Image: Elina Ruohonen, Try Me, 2020, Finnish State Art Deposit Collection, from the exhibition Überhund – The Fascinating Dogs of Art

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Maalaus, jossa kirkkaan keltaisella pohjalla kaksi dalmatialaista koiraa. Image Elina Ruohonen

People in Jyväskylä have joined the energy-saving effort enthusiastically

05.01.2023
Everybody's contribution is essential in preventing electricity shortages. In December, energy company Alva's customers saved about six million kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 300 electrically heated single-family houses, says Kari Kautto, network director of Alva-yhtiöt Oy.

The customers of Alva, the City of Jyväskylä energy company, have actively joined the energy-saving effort.

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pinnalla
kestävä arki
ympäristö
ajassa
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Kännykkä, jossa näkyy sähkön hintakehitys. Image Keski-Suomen liitto

Kasvu Open Carnival event

23.12.2022
“In the event, I was able to meet amazingly skilled people on different organizations and hierarchy levels.” says Leiriane Pires Rios, a student in the University of Jyväskylä.

As a student ambassador at JYU and currently working in collaboration with the City of Jyväskylä, I am very thankful that I got the opportunity to

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kolme naista seisoo vierekkäin. Image Tanja Oksa

The versatility of making by hand on fills the exhibition year of 2023 in the Craft Museum of Finland

23.12.2022
The Craft Museum of Finland’s year 2023 will reveal the possibilities of materials and inspire ideas about sustainable living. The themes of the exhibitions include rethinking, the use of recycled materials and in an inspirational way some Finnish creative madness.

Making things by hand takes many forms as the temporary exhibitions weave through a world of different materials, traditions, and experimental tech

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Suomen käsityön museo
näyttely
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Puukonrankoja kädellä ahjon loimussa. Terällä - Puukkomestarit -näyttely Suomen käsityön museossa keväällä 2023. Image Pasi Jaakonaho

The City of Jyväskylä will switch off the coloured lights of the Kuokkala and Ylistö bridges today at 19:00 to remind the public of the impact of the Russia's war of aggression on the lives of Ukrainians

21.12.2022
The Embassy of Ukraine has approached Finnish cities with a request to show their support for Ukraine by turning off Christmas lights or other illuminated sites for one minute at 19.00. The global campaign is a reminder of the impact of Russia's war of aggression on the lives of Ukrainians. Due to Russian attacks on energy infrastructure, millions of people in Ukraine are currently without electricity.

In Jyväskylä, the coloured lights will be switched off from the Kuokkala and Ylistö bridges on 21 December 2022 at 19.00.

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ukraina
valo
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Silta valaistuna iltahämärässä. Image Outi Kaakkuri

Shared car back in use in Kangas

20.12.2022
The Kangas car-sharing service will again be available to residents and work communities as of 21.12.2022.

The shared car will be an automatic transmission Toyota Yaris.

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Jyväskylän Kangas
shared car
smart city
resource wisdom
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Mies ja nainen seisovat valkoisen auton vieressä talvella. Image Omago Oy

The First Nordic and Finnish Gravel Cycling Championships in Jyväskylä in 2023

19.12.2022
Gravel cycling is currently one of the fastest-growing cycling subtypes in the world. Its first World Championships took place in Italy in the autumn of 2022, with the first-ever Nordic (including the Baltic Countries) and Finnish Gravel Championships following suit in Jyväskylä in July 2023.

The Nordic Cycling Union (NCU) awarded the right to organise the event to Nordic Gravel Series

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pyöräilytapahtuma
liikuntatapahtuma
cycling
event
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Iloniemi pelto ja järvimaisema. Image Visit Jyväskylä Region

Don’t waste food from the Christmas table

15.12.2022
Reducing food waste is part of sustainable consumption. At Christmas, therefore, it’s not worth buying too much food. Managing food waste is part of everyday life.

Food waste is mainly generated at home. Each Finn wastes up to 25 kg of food per year. 

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ajassa
pinnalla
kestävä arki
martat
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Jouluinen ruokapöytä. Image Keski-Suomen martat

Timo Koivisto continues as mayor of Jyväskylä

14.12.2022
Jyväskylä city council elected Timo Koivisto for another term as the mayor of Jyväskylä. Koivisto received 59 out of 67 votes in the official election.

The position of the mayor is for fixed-term. Koivisto will start his second 8-year term as mayor on 1 May 2023.

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mayor
City Council
City Board
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Mies nojaa talvella jyväskylä-kirjaimiin. Image Petteri Kivimäki

Recycling waste is eco-friendly at its best

01.12.2022
Mustankorkea Oy keeps developing its sorting area to make handling even smoother than before. Before the year’s end, its collecting activities will expand into plastic packages, with end-of-life textiles following suit as of the start of next year. Jenny Riikonen, a student, has noted that recycling goes smoothly when one sets up functional routines at home.

 

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kestävä arki
pinnalla
ajassa
jätehuolto
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Mies ja nainen nostavat jääkaappia. Image Mustankorkea Oy

We're going to celebrate Independence Day in a traditional way in Jyväskylä

01.12.2022
Independence Day, 6 December 2022, will be celebrated in Jyväskylä with a program organized by the City of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä Garrison, and Jyväskylä Parish.

The Independence Day special service celebration will take place at Taulumäki church at 10:00 a.m. (address: Lohikoskentie 2).

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event
independence day
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Suomenlippu sinistä taivasta vasten. Image Kristiina Pentikäinen

Planning as a means to support a climate-friendly way of life

24.11.2022
Community planning enables a city structure in which one can move without emissions and live sustainably. In Jyväskylä, the emphasis is on compact infill development.

As motoring still relies heavily on fossil energy, the CO2 emissions caused by it contribute to the accelerated greenhouse effect.

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pinnalla
ajassa
fiksu liikkuminen
resource wisdom
Sustainable living
city planning
smart city
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Pyöräilijä valaistun sillan edessä. Image Maris Grunskis

Save the Children association has granted the Ukraine project of Jyväskylä Youth Art Workshop with the Year 2022 Childish Act Recognition

18.11.2022
Save the Children association of Jyväskylä will present Aurinkopaja- Sun workshop with the Year 2022 Childish Act recognition on Monday, 21 November. Ukrainian youth will also be able to watch the Finnish premiere of the film Outside (Olha Zhurba, Ukraine, 2022) at the Arktisen Upeeta film festival on the previous Sunday.

The Ukraine project of the Youth Art Workshop of the City of Jyväskylä's youth services has been awarded the Year 2022 Childish Act

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youth
ukraine
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Ukrainan lippu ja sydän. Image Terhi Pekkarinen