As the University of Eastern Finland is arranging the 20th colloquium of IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, the environmental and sustainability law team of Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, would like to welcome the IUCNAEL family to Helsinki for a pre-colloquium meeting and seminar.
The pre-colloquium weekend is held in Helsinki from Friday to Sunday 28–31 July, 2023. There will be a dinner together on Friday night, seminar on sustainability law on Saturday morning and time for socializing and sightseeing on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon it is time to travel to Joensuu, some 5 hours’ train journey or an hour’s flight away.
As there no participation fee for this event, all lunches and dinners are at own cost.
Sustainability Law – In and Out of Environmental Law
Sustainability science and law has emerged to challenge scientists and scholars to respond better to the crises on the environment and climate we are facing. At HELSUS sustainability science is studied multi- and interdisciplinarily, and within legal scholarship it has called for reconsideration of the role of sustainability aims in legal research, both in and out of environmental law.
In this seminar we get a glimpse of the sustainability law research done at Helsinki Law. We learn of the sustainability law research done by environmental law scholars, and by those whose home ground is something else: e.g. business law, company law, procedural law etc.
The seminar program can be found here.
THE SIGHTS / MUSEUMS / SHOPS Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning
The pre-colloquium weekend program is built to allow for learning to know the beautiful Helsinki, capital of Finland. The organizing team will arrange sightseeing walks and visits to museums depending on the interests of the participants.
TRAVEL TO JOENSUU on Sunday
As the distance between Helsinki and Joensuu is 450 kilometers, it is wise to book time for the travel. The train route between the two cities is a scenic one and as there is wifi in the VR trains, one can also work during the five-hours journey.
In the registration form we enquire whether you would be interested in making the travel by bus instead. In this case we would leave from Helsinki at noon, stop en route every now and then – even for a swim in a lake, if the weather allows – and arrive to Joensuu in the evening.
If enough people show interest, we start making arrangements. Showing interest comes with no strings attached; the binding travel arrangements will be made later.
ACCOMMODATION IN HELSINKI
Some hotels near the law faculty and central campus:
* Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki. Nearest to the University.
* Hotel Arthur. Also nearby; affordable.
* Hotel Lilla Roberts. A few blocks away; a charming hotel in art deco style.
For further information and queries please contact:
Dr. Tiina Paloniitty