Finland interested in Cittaslow


The Finnish city, Kristinestad, wish to become members of Cittaslow.

Dag Sørensen and Nils Jacobsen from Cittaslow Sokndal visited Kristinestad from 22 to 24 September.

Kristinestad is a great city with a large (300 apartments) old wooden houses fram 1700 and 1800's. They also have done a very good preparatory work on a strategy document for 2010 - 2020 where the citizens want the municipality as members of Cittaslow. They will be further with the application to be presented to political treatment.

Kristinestad meet many of the criteria to become members of Cittaslow.

2 local newspapers and a local radio had good coverage of the visit.