Democracy - is it in Danger? - IFS Conference in Helsinki

Aika: 6.-8.6.2018
Paikka: KALLIOLA SETTLEMENT HOUSE, Sturenkatu 11, Helsinki / HELSINKI HALL OF CULTURE, Sturenkatu 4, Helsinki

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Time: June 6-8

Place: KALLIOLA SETTLEMENT HOUSE (Setlementtitalo), Sturenkatu 11, Helsinki / HELSINKI HALL OF CULTURE, Sturenkatu 4, Helsinki

 

IFS organizes an international conference for its members and colleagues every two years. This year we will focus on the issues of democracy – its challenges, promises and best practices to strengthen civil society and participation in diverse locations globally. 

 

On the weekend following the conference you have an opportunity to visit the Arctic Circle. See contact information below.

 

Welcome to Finland!

 

 

REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS

Make your registration and payment HERE.

Please make your registration by 18 May, 2018.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Please upload the detailed programme at the end of the page.

 

4 June, Monday

                         IFS Europe Committee Meeting

 

5 June, Tuesday

9.30-12.00 amIFS Board Meeting
12.00-1.00 pmLuncheon
1.00-5.00 pmWorking groups
2.00-4.00 pmConference registration
7.00 pmDinner

 

6 June, Wednesday: Conference Opening
10.00-12.00 amRegistration and buffet lunch
12.00-2.00 pmIFS General Meeting
3.00-5.00 pmConference Opening
6.30-8.00 pm    Reception by the City of Helsinki


7 June, Thursday: Let’s Community!

8.00-9.00 amRegistration
9.00-9.30 amGood morning and Plenary session, 
“The future of localism and democracy”  
9.45 am-11.00 pmMini-seminars and workshops, session 1 (see options 1-17 starting page 7)
11.00-11.15 am Break
11.15 am -12.30 pmMini-seminars and workshops, session 2 (see options 1-17 starting page 7)
12.30-01.45pm Luncheon
02.00-05.00pmSite visits (see options starting page 4)
7.00-10.00 pmOptions for evening programme: 1) Suomenlinna Dinner Event 2) Dialog & wine evening (incl. snacks)
 
8 June, Friday: Make Democracy Great Again!
 
8.30-9.00 am    Arrival and refreshments
9.00-10.00 amGood morning and Plenary session
10.15 -11.30 amMini-seminars and workshops, session 3  (see options 18-38 starting page 13)
11.20-12.30 pmLuncheon
12.45-02.00 pmMini-seminars and workshops, session 4  (see options 18-38 starting page 13)
02.30-03.30 pmClosing of the conference
6.00-9.00 pmCeremony of 100 years old Finnish Settlement

 

9-11 June, Saturday-Monday: Trip to Arctic Circle
 

The trip is optional programme. For further details, please see the conference programme you find at the end of this page.

 

CONFERENCE FEES

Conference fees include day time programs, luncheons, refreshments and
the Ceremony of 100 years old Finnish Settlement. No VAT is payable on conference fees because the Finnish Federation of Settlements in not VAT-registered.

 

Regular conference fee, 6-8 June, 2018350 euros
Conference fee for presenters of miniseminars and workshops300 euros
Conference fee for participants from Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Venezuela250 euros

Options for evening programme on Thursday, 7 June, 2018

 

1) Suomenlinna Dinner Event (max 200 persons)

When registering, you may buy a dinner to your avec. In that case 
the price is 180 euros for both of you. 

2) Dialog & wine -evening with inspirational discussions (max 100 persons)

The evening includes snacks. When registering, you may buy programme and snacks to your avec. In that case the price is 40 euros for both of you. 

90 euros

 

20 euros

 

 

 

WEEKEND TRIP, JUNE 9-11

As you are already here in Finland, there is now a possibility to visit the Arctic Circle during the weekend after the conference. At Pikku-Syöte you are able to enjoy nightless night and the nature. Not to forget delicious local meals.

 

Bookings and further information about programme, flights and prices:  Ms. Sari Kasvi, Sales Manager, Tel. +358 44 786 1679, Email: sari.kasvi@pikkusyote.fi

 

CONFERENCE HOTELS

Following hotels are nearest to the conference venue:

 

Cumulus City Kallio Helsinki

Address: Läntinen Brahenkatu 2, 00510 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 200 48109
Fax: +358 20 601 9112
E-mail: kallio.cumulus@restel.fi

 

Cumulus City Hakaniemi Helsinki
Address: Siltasaarenkatu 14, 00530 Helsinki, Finland 
Tel: +358 200 48108
Fax: +358 20 601 9105
E-mail: hakaniemi.cumulus@restel.fi

 

Crowne Plaza Helsinki
Address: Mannerheimintie 50, 00260 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 200 48101
E-mail: helsinki.cph@restel.fi 

 

Hotel Ava
Address: Karstulantie 6, 00550 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 9 774 751
E-mail: reservations@ava.fi