Research project Page last updated 7.2.2024


  • Duration of the project: 2017 — 2019
  • Publications : 1

Espoo city cultural services and the city’s cultural profile are being studied in a two-year research project launched at the beginning of 2018. The research (acronym EspooCult) is being conducted by the Center for Cultural Policy Research Cupore.

Research objectives:
• Mapping the current state of cultural services in Espoo
• Evaluating the achievement and potential of the CultureEspoo 2030 strategy objectives
• Presenting conclusions and recommendations for future development of the cultural services

The research will result in a large knowledge base on Espoo’s cultural services to support the development and strategy work of the city. The conclusions of the study will include future solutions for how to integrate culture more strongly into planning the city’s future and into its residents’ daily life.

Read a concise versio of the EspooCult research plan (PDF)

Research results will be shared on Cupore’s webpages and on the project website of the city of Espoo,

Enquiries regarding the research project should primarily be addressed to the project’s Research Coordinator Anna Kanerva from Cupore.

Espoo City media bulletin on EspooCult Factsheet 2 (11th Dec 2018)

Key contacts in Espoo:

Cultural Director Susanna Tommila, City of Espoo, Cultural Unit
tel. +358 43 8255074, susanna.tommila[at]

Specialist Katja Koskela, City of Espoo, Cultural Unit
tel. +358 43 8271080, katja.koskela[at]


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