The main organisers of the anniversary in the Turku region are the City of Turku and the Turku and Kaarina Parishes. Additional participants involved in the organization of the project include a large number of diverse societies and groups. A shared project coordinator takes care of the overall project organisation and communications between the various participants, work groups, and cooperating partners.

Photo: Visit Turku

The themes of the anniversary are brought to view through events and projects aimed at different aged audiences. Planned for the occasion are, for example, musical compositions and concerts, art exhibitions, plays and puppet shows, children’s activities, school project weeks, literature and research, lectures and discussions, seminars and international conferences, activities for students and young adults, various Christian events and themed services, medieval atmosphere and flavours, guided tours, theses, themed trips, mobile applications …

In addition to the City and the Parish Union, participating organisations in the Anniversary include:
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Deutsche Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinde in Finnland
Ecumenical Church Gathering in Turku 2017
Lutheran Evangelical Association of Finland (LEAF / SLEY)
Medieval Market
Musicians of the King’s
Maata Näkyvissä Festival
Mikael Agricola Society
Naantali Music Festival
Provincial Archives of Turku
Puppet show Kas kummaa!
Suomen Evankelisluterilainen Rukousveljestö (Evangelical Lutheran Prayer Community of Finland)
Suomi-Saksa Yhdistysten Liitto (Finland-Germany Societies’ Union)
The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission
Turku Book Fair
Turku Castle
Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (TUCEMEMS)
Turku City Theatre
Turun diakoniasäätiö (Turku Diaconal Foundation)
Turku Education Division
Turun Lausuntakerho ry
Turku Libraries
Turun matkailuoppat (Turku Guides)
Turku Music Festival
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Turun suomekielinen työväenopisto (Turku Finnish Community College)
University of Turku
Veritas Forum
Åbo Akademi

Partners in Cooperation

The Turku Anniversary project works in cooperation with the following organisations:
Cartoonist Pekka Rahkonen
Mastermark Oy
Technology Research Center / University of Turku
Turku Game Lab
Visit Turku

International Contacts
The city of Turku is part of the European Cities of the Reformation community and the city of Wittenberg and the Northern cities of the Reformation network. The anniversary also collaborates closely with the Lutheran World Federation, Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE), Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), and with the state and church “Luther 2017” -organisations.