Vantaa is among eight cities that the European Innovation Council (EIC) has chosen as the European Rising Innovative City semi-finalists. This is the required entry video displaying city innovative practices that was sent to the EIC awards.
This video, made by young people, deals with public transport as a municipal election theme. In Vantaa, the Ring Rail Line and the future tram are especially debate provoking.
On this video made by young people, the topic is school food as a municipal election theme. In Vantaa, the level of school food has aroused a lot of discussion and even a municipal initiative has been drawn up to improve it.
On this video made by young people, the topic is mental health services as a municipal election theme. Mental health services have been congested before the Covid19 -pandemic, but especially now the need is great.
Video made by young people deals with youth employment as a municipal election theme. Krista Kuusisto, a former airport security officer who has had to seek new jobs on several occasions, is interviewed.
Vantaa is investing in special youth work in schools and educational institutions since primary school. Bullying and discrimination are prevented through cooperation between young people and adults, and active youth work combines schooling and leisure.
In September, the City of Vantaa took corona detection dogs to help with testing at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Dogs have showed to be effective and popular both among travelers and in the international media. The ease and functionality of testing have been praised.
Sniffing stations have been built at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport for corona detection dogs, which are trained to recognize COVID 19.
In Aviapolis, Vantaa a demand-responsive transport service was piloted during one day. The service was operated with three minivans and ten virtual stops created for the service were visible through the mobile application.
Drones carried parcels in Vantaa’s Aviapolis in March 2019. In this experiment, actual online store deliveries were carried to consumers in Matkahuolto’s transport network.
Smart city can only be built from ground up together with citizens, says Francesca Bria, chief technology and digital innovation officer for Barcelona. Bria visited Backas Manor in Vantaa in March 2019.