picture: Cathaoir Sóna

Welcome to Oulu – event at September 2019

City of Oulu welcomes its new and old residents together with collaborators to the event and to Oulu!

Come and familiarize yourself with a variety of different services, authorities and free time activities offered in Oulu. You can buy Waltti bus card, get a library card, ask about study and work possibilities and housing services. You can participate in Language Café, Poetry and Dance Workshop, find new friends and win in lottery.

Multilingual assistance also available!

Taste some Finnish pea soup, coffee and tea! Come and make with us winter scarf for The Bobby at the Market Place! Kids' play area will be organized during the whole event.

Event timetable* (Autumn 2018 programme)

Juhlasali Iso Hansa Myllynurkka

14.00 Opening

15.00 The Lottery

15.50 Musical performance OTRA

16.00 Welcome Speech:

Piia Rantala-Korhonen, Director, Dpt. of International Affairs

17.00 The Lottery

18.00 Salsa Performance

18:15 The Lottery

19.00 Event ends

14.30 Immigrant’s speech

15:45-16.30 Digital services - presentation

16:45 Immigrant’s speech

17.30-18.00 Multilingual Information Service - presentation

18.15 Immigrant’s speech

14.00 International Comics Café

15.30-17.30 Demokratia-Café:

The participation of Immigrants in Oulu

17.30-19.00 Language Café – The Finnish Red Cross

The Entrance Hall:
16.30 – 18.00 Dance Workshop by Tanssitautiset

*programme changes possible


26 organisations were introduced  at stands and information points in autumn 2018:

Ammattikaista-project, OSAO

Business Oulu

Byströmin youth services

Hero tolk

Good beginning in Northern Ostrobothnia



Language – a key to participation - project

Kotona kulttuurissa -project, Vuolle Setlementti

Culture Power Station ry

Public engagement of municipal residents and community activities

MAPPI-project, ODL

Multicultural Centre Villa Victor

Museum and Science Centre Luuppi


Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Oulu Parish Union

Sports and recreation services

Oulu City Library

Oulu Comics Center

University of Oulu



The Finnish Red Cross

Theater Syrjähyppy

TE services

UMAKO-project, Oulu Institute

Girl’s house

Tax Office


The lottery prizes sponsored by:

Studio Cinema, Jojo Oulu Dance Centre, Museo and Science Centre Luuppi, Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival, Sports and Recreation Services, Oulu Theatre, Sivakka


More information:

Mia Lindberg, mia.lindberg (at) ouka.fi, puh. 044 703 1326
Ritva Saloranta, ritva.saloranta (at) ouka.fi puh. 040 656 88 29