General Information

Official Language

The language of the conference is English.

Time zone

Finland is in the Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) during the conference, i.e., UTC+ 3:00. Please see:

Climate and Clothing

For weather information and forecast in Tampere, please visit:

Local Currency

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency of Finland. Credit or debit cards are the most common form of payment in Finland. Note that only Chip & PIN cards can make payments or withdraw cash. Be aware that public transportation is cash-free, but payment with Visa and Master Card is possible. In addition, one can use a mobile phone application for purchasing travel tickets. 

To check the exchange rates, please visit for example

Smoking policy 

Finland has a non-smoking policy, i.e. smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses, and trains. In addition, hotel rooms are non-smoking.


In Finland the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Force Majeure

The conference organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.


The conference organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

Insurance and Vaccinations

The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The conference organisers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses, and loss of personal belongings during the visit.

Passport and Visas

All EU citizens as well as citizens from the EFTA and countries with special agreements on visa-free movement with Finland do not require a visa for tourist purposes. To find out if a person needs a visa to enter Finland, we recommend consulting the official Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (
We are unable to provide an invitation letter for visa applications.

Important numbers

In Finland, emergency numbers for the police, the ambulances, as well as the firemen are united in the unique 112 emergency number. You should only use this number for real emergencies. For any other queries, please contact a local hospital or health centre.

For 24h non-emergency health advice and care, dial 116117.

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