IFS Conference Helsinki 2018 - Democracy, is it threatened?
DEMOCRACY - IS IT IN DANGER?
Helsinki, June 6-8, 2018
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.
The 2018 conference Democracy – Is it in Danger? takes place in Helsinki on June 6-8.
On the day following the conference you have an opportunity to visit the Arctic Circle. See the program for details.
Welcome to Finland!
Location: Kalliola Settlement House
Address: Sturenkatu 11, 00510 Helsinki
June 4, Monday
IFS Europe Committee Meeting
June 5, Tuesday
9.30-12.00 am IFS Board Meeting
12.00-1.00 pm Luncheon
1.00-5.00 pm Working groups
2.00-4.00 pm Conference registration
7.00 pm Dinner
June 6, Wednesday: Conference Opening
10.00-12.00 pm Registration and buffet lunch
12.00-2.00 pm IFS General Meeting
3.00-5.00 pm Conference Opening
6.30-8.00 pm Reception By the City of Helsinki
June 7, Thursday: Let´s Community
8.00-9.00 am Registration
9.00-9.30 am Good morning and Plenary session, "The Future of Localism and Democracy"
9.45-11.00 am Mini-seminars and workshops, session 1 (see options 1-16 starting page 7)
11.00-11.15 am Break
11.15-12.30 pm Mini-seminars and workshops, session 2 (see options 1-16 starting page 7)
12.30-2.00 pm Luncheon
2.00-5.00 pm Site visits (see options starting page 4)
7.00-10.00 pm Dinner, two options: 1) Suomenlinna Dinner Event, 2) Dialog & wine evening
June 8, Friday: Make Democracy Great Again!
8.30-9.00 am Arrival and refreshments
9.00-10.00 am Good morning and Plenary session
10.15-11.30 am Mini-seminars and workshops, session 3 (see options 17-37 starting page 14)
11.20-12.30 pm Luncheon
12.45-2.00 pm Miniseminars and workshops, session 4 (see options 17-37 starting page 14)
2.30-3.30 pm Closing of the conference
6.00-9.00 pm Ceremony of 100 years old Finnish Settlement
June 9-11, Saturday-Monday: Trip to Arctic Circle
The trip is optional programme. Detailed programme you find at the Arctic Circle trip programme.
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: 350 euros
Conference fee for presenters of miniseminars and workshops: 300 euros
Conference fee for participants from Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Venezuela: 250 euros
Dinner options on Thursday evening, 7 June:
1) Suomenlinna Dinner Event: 90 euros. 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: 20 euros. When registering, you may buy a dinner to your avec. In that case the price is 40 euros for both of you.
Optional programme: Trip to Arctic Circle: 400 euros
DETAILED CONFERENCE PROGRAM
You find the detailed conference program on the FFSH webpage: http://www.setlementti.fi/?x21660=1567531
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS
Make your registration and payment HERE: https://store.setlementti.fi/
by May 18th, 2018.
Following hotels are nearest to the conference venue:
WELCOME TO HELSINKI – Watch video!