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NOVA Strategy Seminar 2017

Topic: NOVA Strategy 2018-2021

8-9 June 2017

Joensuu and Koli, Finland

University of Eastern Finland
University of Eastern Finland

Welcome to the NOVA Strategy Seminar 2017 with the main topic NOVA Strategy 2018-2021. Bioeconomy will be an additional topic. The seminar will be hosted by the School of Forest Sciences, University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu and Koli.

Participants to be invited are the members of the NOVA Board and the NOVA Student Board (NSB), the local NOVA coordinators, the central NOVA-BOVA coordinator and the NOVA secretariat. On day two, there will be meetings for the NOVA Board, the local coordinators and the NSB.

Please find the programme and general information below. The information will be updated continuously.

Travel to Jonesuu


There are flights between Helsinki and Joensuu several times a day. The programme for the seminar is scheduled with these flights in mind:

  • To Joensuu in the evening on the day before the seminar (Wednesday 7 June):
    • Helsinki 8.15 pm - Joensuu 9.15 pm
  • From Joensuu in the afternoon on the last day of the seminar (Friday 9 June):
    • Joensuu 5.30 pm - Helsinki 6.30 pm

Arriving in Joensuu

Joensuu airport is located just 10 km away from the town centre. There is a bus service to/from the airport. The airport bus leaves conveniently after every plane arrival and it takes you next to the Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in Joensuu town centre. If you prefer to use a taxi, it is advisable to reserve it in advance (please ask local NOVA coordinator, Pauliina Karvinen to do this).



Sokos Hotel Vaakuna: 7-8 June

All NOVA Seminar participants are reserved single rooms at Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Torikatu 20, at 96 EUR per person including breakfast. UEF campus is 1 km walk from the hotel and you are asked to bring you luggage with you. In the end of the day, we will take a bus from the UEF campus and head for the Koli national park for our second night. 

Sokos Hotel Koli: 8-9 June

We will spend our second night at the Koli national park, 70 km north of Joensuu. Each participant has been reserved a single room at the Sokos Hotel Koli, Ylä-Kolintie 39, at 96 EUR per person including breakfast.


Bus Transportation

We will have a bus transportation from UEF Joensuu campus to Koli national park on 8 June. The bus leaves in front of the Aurora building, Yliopistokatu 2, at 5 pm.

Similarly, we will have a bus transportation from Koli national park to the Joensuu airport on 9 June. The bus leaves at 3.00 pm and arrives at Joensuu airport in time for the 5.30 pm departing flight. 


Koli National Park

NOVA Board members and coordinators will have a free morning on 9 June. During the morning hours, you may explore the Koli national park trails, visit the Nature Centre Ukko just outside our hotel or pamper yourself at the Koli Relax Spa



Registration deadline: Thursday 18 May 2017

Published 8. February 2017 - 11:35 - Updated 2. June 2017 - 14:44