Registration and practicalities

On this page you can find information on how to register, how to find accommodation in Helsinki and how to make the best out of this conference. Please read through the instructions carefully and do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.

Conference venue & format

The onsite venue is located at Metsätalo building (Unioninkatu 40) at at the city centre campus of the University of Helsinki, Finland. The whole conference is organised in a hybrid format, meaning that all panel sessions and plenary sessions can be followed also online. Some presenters will be giving their presentations virtually. 

Open sessions that do not require registration

All plenary sessions will be live streamed and can be watched through this link. Plenary session III "A Road to War in Europe: A Multi-vector Analysis" on Thursday, 27 October starting at 13.30 can be accessed through this link.

Conference registration has ended on 19 October

All participants (panelists, observers) are kindly requested to register for the conference by 19 October 2022. When registering, you will be required to pay the registration fee (please see the next section for more details). Fees can be paid with most credit cards, MobilePay and Siirto, or through an online bank transfer (Finnish banks). Payments are made through the Verifone Finland Oy, BlueCommerce website. If you have any questions about payment or technical problems related to the online registration, please contact

Registration fees

In-person participation: 120 €

Online participation:  60 €

Keynote speakers, staff members of the Aleksanteri Institute, representatives of media, and participants from Ukraine: FREE (Please contact conference organisers at to receive a link for free registration)

Online participation will be free of charge for the University of Helsinki & Aleksanteri Institute students.

Registration fees are exempted from VAT.

The registration fee includes

The in-person participation fee includes admission to all scientific events of the conference, conference materials, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea during breaks listed in the programme, admission to a reception hosted by the City of Helsinki on the 26th October, and admission to the conference virtual environment.

The online participation fee includes admission to the conference virtual environment, through which it is possible to follow plenary and panel sessions.

Cancellations and refunds

When registering, you are required to select your participation type. Please note that if you change your participation type from in-person participation to online participation, we are not able to offer refunds. If you need to cancel your participation or make changes after you have registered, please contact the conference organisers at Regrettably, we will not be able to offer refunds.

Code of Conduct

There is no space for hate speech, racial, religious, or sexual orientation-based discrimination, or sexism and unsolicited advantages in the conference. We strongly condemn any show of support to Russia´s war in Ukraine. If anyone feels they have been mistreated and feel uncomfortable in the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the conference organisers. Your concerns will be taken seriously and acted upon in confidence. If you do not treat others with the respect and tolerance that we all deserve, you may be asked to leave. 

Travel, accommodation, and COVID-19 info

Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation, as well as cover their own costs related to participation. More information about public transportation and hotels situated nearby the city centre campus of the University of Helsinki are available at For additional Helsinki hotel and tourism information, please see

We will keep our participants informed about possible COVID-19 regulations for travel to Finland as well as safety protocols that are in effect at the University of Helsinki during the conference.

Guidelines for sessions:

The working language of the conference is English. Unfortunately, no translations can be provided. 

Panel sessions will last 90 minutes each and shall be structured as follows:

Oral presentation: 15 min (in panels with 4 papers) or 20 min (in panels with 3 papers)

Discussant’s comments: 10 min

Q&A: 20 min

The chair will introduce the panel and its participants, proceeding to make sure that time is allocated equally between individual presenters. The chair is responsible for providing equal participation for online and in-person presenters. The discussant will have 10 minutes to give their comments after all panellists have presented their papers.

Roundtables will also last 90 minutes. Please be mindful of time constraints so that we can achieve a fair allocation of time between participants.