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EUROPEA autumn seminar

(September 17, 2019) - (September 20, 2019)

Our Common Environment

Finland – Jyväskyla

Welcome to EUROPEA bi-annual meeting in Jyväskylä, Finland!

The aim of the meeting is

  • to learn about bio-products in Finland
  • to hear the results about Erasmus+ projects
  • to develop new projects within the framework of Erasmus+

The venue

The meeting will take place at the hotel Scandic Laajavuori which is situated in Jyväskylä. We will be accommodated to the hotel in single or double rooms. The address of the hotel is Laajavuorentie 30, Jyväskylä, Finland.
More info about the hotel https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels/finland/jyvaskyla/scandic-laajavuori

Program (PRINTOUT)

Tuesday, 17 September

Arrival at the airport of Helsinki, by plane, train or bus to Jyväskylä (and by taxi to the hotel)

20.00               Dinner buffet

Wednesday, 18 September


  • Welcome to Finland, Ms. Hilkka Kämäräinen, EUROPEA Finland ry 
  • Welcome to Jyväskylä, Mr. Vesa Saarikoski, Director of Jyväskylä Educational Consortium GRADIA 
  • The importance of a land based bio economy for Finland, Finnish Parliament, Congresswoman Ms. Anne Kalmari (online video from Helsinki) 
  • Charter of EUROPEA-INTERNATIONAL, Elisabeth Hönigsberger, General Secretary of EUROPEA-INTERNATIONAL 

Coffee break 

  • Agriculture and forestry education in Finland 
  • Director Education Ms. Susanna Aro, 
  • The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners 
  • Key features and figures on vocational education and training in Finland, Ms.Tiina Pärnänen, Programme Manager 
  • Finnish Erasmus+ Agency, Internationalisation Services, Finnish National Agency for Education 

12.00               Lunch at the hotel
13.00-17.00    Visit in groups

Group 1
Leaving by bus to Äänekoski. Visit to MetsäFibre https://www.metsafibre.com/en/Pages/default.aspx

Group 2
Guided bus tour, culture in Jyväskyla – AALTO BRAVO https://visitjyvaskyla.fi/en/alvaraalto/guided-tours

17.00 – 18.30  Primus Campus

Ongoing projects and ideas for the new projects

19.00-21.00    Dinner at GRADIA, Training restaurant Priimus

Thursday, 19 September

08.00              Leaving by bus to Suolahti. Visit to the factory of VALTRA https://www.valtra.fi/
11.00               Lunch at VALTRA
12.00               Back to Jyväskylä
13.00-16.00   Workshops
16.00-17.30   Meeting of the National Coordinators, Summary of the conference, future steps, Editorial Group
19.30-23.00    Closing Dinner and music at the hotel

Friday, 20 September

Morning:        Breakfast and leaving of the participants


We welcome you to Jyväskylä and Finland!

Hilkka Kämäräinen
Pirkko Kivinen
Jari Järvenranta


(September 17, 2019)
(September 20, 2019)
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Hotel Scandic Laajavuori
Laajavuorentie 30
Jyväskylä, 40740 Finland
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