Attendee Info

Below you can find more information about the abstract call, exhibition stands and how to apply to them. Moreover, information about the event venue, public transportation and hotels can also be found on this page.

Please note the application deadlines for both the abstract call and exhibition stands. If you have any questions on the practical matters, send an email to

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 847396.

Call for abstracts

The European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy welcomes your abstracts for a poster session. The event is part of the Finnish EU Presidency.Contributions are welcome from practitioners, policy advisers and scientists, and collaborations of groups. We hope to get a broad representation of related issues and solutions from across Europe.


The poster session will address three specific themes:

  1. Systemic change to circular economy at different sectors and operational levels
    • We call for contributions that tackle the system level transitions towards the circular economy, especially examining ongoing transitions and their futures. We welcome a multiplicity of perspectives, sectors and levels, including policy perspectives, governance approach, sectoral variety, actor analysis, experimentation, impact assessment etc.
  2. Trade-offs and synergies between circulareconomy and other sustainability goals
    • The abstracts can provide contributions to the following questions, for example: Is there trade-offs or synergies between the circular economy and e.g. climate change or biodiversity? What kind of challenges or requirements do the hazardous substances cause for the circular economy? Are there concrete cases in which the circular economy solutions have improved social sustainability?
  3. Low-carbon circular economy in cities
    • What are the current best practices of low-carbon circular economy in cities? How they differ from the solutions in rural areas? What are the barriers, drivers and lessons learned? What are the impacts and material balances of the new innovations. The contributions can be from various application areas, e.g. transport, food, housing, textiles, sharing platforms etc.

Important requirements

  • Each participant is limited to one presentation as first author (for poster presentation), but may be co-author of other presentations.
  • All submissions must be in English, the official language of the event.
  • Abstracts will be published online at the web site exactly as submitted.
  • Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must register for the Conference.
  • Each presenting author is responsible for the travel and accommodation costs.
  • Presenting authors should respect the programme’s schedule.

Poster Presentations

The poster session provides an interactive forum for authors to discuss their work.  Presenters will be assigned locations to put up their posters, which will be organized by topic. Poster boards and pushpins will be supplied, and posters should be attached to the boards for display. The poster boards are two-sided and are 117 x 170 cm.

Late Abstract Submission

Late abstract submission is now open for those who may have missed the original deadline or have any late-breaking science results. To present your work in the event please submit an abstract in English (max 300 words without title, authors, institutions and references). Abstracts for the poster session can be submitted until the 30th of August 2019. Acceptance notifications will be made by the 4th of September 2019.

Submit your late abstract

Exhibition stands

The venue, Finlandia Hall, provides excellent possibilities for participants to present their work, share knowledge and network. The spacious Piazza area of the Finlandia Hall acts as the centre-point of the whole event, enabling efficient networking and sharing of knowledge.

A possibility for different stakeholders and organisations to present their work related to the conference topics with stands on the Piazza will be provided, on their own costs. The stands will be sought with an open call to be launched in May 2019. The application period closes on Tuesday 3.9.2019.

The organisers are responsible for selecting the relevant, interesting and appealing presenters to the stand.

Read more about the stands via the link below.

The Event Venue – Finlandia Hall

Finlandia Hall is located in the centre of Helsinki, close to the Parliament House, Finnish National Opera and Ballet and Helsinki Music Center. Main bus and railways stations are within walking distance and Finlandia Hall is easily accessed from Helsinki Airport. Tram and bus stops can be found right in front of the building, and we are only a few minutes walk from the city centre. If you’re using public transportation to get to the venue, we recommend using Journey Planner. The address for Finlandia Hall is Mannerheimintie 13e, 00100 Helsinki.If you come to the event by a car, please use Q-Park Finlandia that offers a direct undergroud passage to Finlandia Hall. More info about the entry and fees of Q-Park Finlandia can be found here.

We recommend using the M4 or K4 doors as the main entrances for the event as the registration desk is in the lobby next to the M4 door. You can find the map of Finlandia Hall and other information through their website: Finlandia Hall.


There are many hotels near the event venue, Finlandia Hall. Below you can find a general introduction of some of the hotels that are situated closest to Finlandia Hall.

Scandic Park Helsinki

Scandic Park Helsinki is located opposite the beautiful Töölö Bay, just a short walk away from the centre of Helsinki. From the front door of the hotel you are within easy reach of the many outdoor and exercise opportunities in the Töölö Bay area. The extensive culture and leisure activities in Helsinki are just a short walk away. Close to the hotel you’ll find the Finnish National Opera, Finlandia Hall, the Helsinki Music Centre, Linnanmäki Amusement Park and the Olympic Stadium, among other attractions. From the hotel it is easy to get around the city. Most of the city’s trams stop right outside the hotel. Many of the local buses and the buses going to the airport also stop right next to the hotel.

Location & Information:
Mannerheimintie 46

00260 Helsinki, Finland
phone +358947371


Helsinki Railway Station 1,9 km

Finlandia Hall 0,6 km

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre

Holiday Inn® Helsinki City Centre hotel is next to the central train station, and a five-minute walk from Finlandia Hall congress centre.

A handy bus station right outside links to routes across the city. Helsinki Airport is only 30 minutes away by train, car or taxi, and an airport bus stops 50 metres from the front door. Many of the city’s attractions are within easy walking distance, including the collections of the Ateneum Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. You can attend cultural events at the nearby Helsinki Music Centre or National Theatre. For shoppers, it’s a short walk to the Forum shopping mall and a 10-minute tram ride to the indoor and outdoor markets by the harbour. Catch up with friends or colleagues over coffee, drinks or a meal in the spacious Open Lobby. After work or sightseeing, you can work out in the mini-gym, or wind down in the sauna.

Location & Information:
Elielinaukio 5

00100 Helsinki, Finland
phone +358954255000

Helsinki Railway Station 0,2 km
Finlandia Hall 0,7 km

Scandic Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki

A stylish hotel in the centre of Helsinki. The fascinating history of Seurahuone serves as inspiration for an adventure in the capital’s centre. Sleep and eat well in the luxurious atmosphere of the cosy hotel, in a prime location next to the city’s services. This amazing place to rest in the hustle and bustle of Helsinki boasts a history going back more than 180 years, luxurious, inviting and well-equipped rooms, as well as a room selection that caters for every need. It’s easy to arrive at and leave the hotel, as it’s located in the centre of Helsinki. Art museums, shopping centres, restaurants and various other services in the capital guarantee a visit full of sights and experiences!

Location & Information:
Kaivokatu 12
00100 Helsinki, Finland
Phone +358 9 6899 9035

Helsinki Railway Station 0,2 km
Finlandia Hall 0,9 km

Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia

The Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia is an awarded top-class hotel that offer the attentive quality service of an upscale hotel chain with a global reputation. Well-appointed, comfortable rooms come with Sleep Advantage amenities and services. Excellent restaurants, professional conference services and functional technology reinforce the city’s leading conference centre, the Royal at Crowne Plaza. The Forever Health Club & Astara Day Spa at the hotel is an ideal place for guests to relax. Crowne Plaza Helsinki is operated by Scandic Hotels Oy, which is is the largest Nordic hotel operator.

Location & Information:
Mannerheimintie 50

00260 Helsinki, Finland
phone +358 9 2521 0000

Helsinki Railway Station 2,0 km
Finlandia Hall 0,7 km

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki

The functionalist Vaakuna building, completed in 1952 for the Olympics, is situated in the best location in the city – at its very core. Its soundproof windows keep city noises out and ensure peaceful dreams. Rich with atmosphere, the Loiste Restaurant serves you from breakfast till late in the evening, with terraces boasting rooftop panoramas on Vaakuna’s 10th floor.

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is a great place to spend a family holiday in Helsinki. Onni the Squirrel’s playroom and a Sony Playstation gaming room in the summertime guarantee the enjoyment of both young and older children. A Hotel with a capital “H”. Welcome!

Location & Information:
Asema-Aukio 2

00100 Helsinki, Finland
phone +358201234610

Helsinki Railway Station 0,1 km
Finlandia Hall 0,8 km

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Wonderfully revamped Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti showcases Finnish phenomena in an innovative way. We are located next to the Kamppi Shopping Centre, close to the Parliament House. Our hotel provides quick access to local cultural events, shopping, work meetings or visits to relatives. Families with children will love the Natural History Museum across the road, not to mention the hotel’s playroom and swimming pool.

Location & Information:
Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4

00100 Helsinki, Finland
phone +35896947886

Helsinki Railway Station 0,6 km
Finlandia Hall 0,8 km