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    the City of Tampere and everyone involved in the organising work it is our pleasure to invite you to join the International Metropolis Conference in Tampere Finland from 9 to 13 September 2013 Perttu Pesä Director of Major Event Office Chair of the Local Organising Committee Marja Nyrhinen Head Co ordinator of Immigrant Issues Secretary General of the Local Organising Committee Recommended browsers for this site Firexfox Chrome and Safari Theme The New Mobility Managing Growth Security and Social Justice Since the 2008 recession which touched most countries in the world governments and citizens alike have been concerned about maintaining sufficient levels of economic growth to support their standard of living The jobs and government revenues lost during the recession and the debt crises that followed and that remain to this day have served to remind us that standards of living are fragile The crisis in the Eurozone and the shaky recoveries in many countries of both the developed and developing world are exacerbated by their ageing societies and shrinking work forces which point ultimately to their need for international migrants The need for migrants to sustain standards of living in many countries will bring with it significant policy challenges with regard to security social well being and social justice The 2013 International Metropolis Conference which will take place in Tampere Finland will contextualize international migration within a framework that looks at simultaneously managing economic and population growth security and social justice The Mayor of Tampere Anna Kaisa Ikonen welcomes you to Finland Read more Executive Head of Metropolis Howard Duncan s letter about the theme of the Conference Read more Greetings from the Rector of the University of Tampere Kaija Holli Read more Latest News Facebook Blog Join our Facebook Brochure out now Download the 2013 International Metropolis Conference

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  • Programme
    and also with the audience In the afternoon we will have numerous workshops from a variety of perspectives on the subject of migration and the movement of people Social events will hopefully ease the day s brainwork with culture and socializing In the evenings we would like to introduce some of the best elements of Tampere to our guests Programme Click to read Programme Click to download pdf Schedule Click to download pdf Important dates Plenaries and Workshops Under the Programme page you find the information about the Plenary speakers and the Workshop topics The Workshop Program has been updated Please register for the Conference now The registration in open until the Conference begins Note also the Study Visits on Monday the 9th Welcome to Finland How to travel to Tampere read more Links Here are some links that might interest you www virtualtampere com www tampereconventionbureau fi travel to tampere Order Newsletter Get the latest updates on the 2013 International Metropolis Conference Order our Newsletter Contact Details If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us Wagtail migratory bird The wagtail is the provincial bird of the Tampere Region Wagtails are small birds with long tails which

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  • Social Events
    just a short walk from the Central Square and the Old City Hall You can come right after the City Reception Plevna Buffet and one award winning house brewed beer are included in the price as well music entertainment In addition to their own brews Plevna has a long list of other interesting beers from around the world to taste And last but not least you can enjoy good company of your colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere Restaurant Plevna Max 400 persons 1 Tuesday 10 September Opening Ceremony at 09 00 Place Tampere Hall Main Auditorium The congress will be opened in the beautiful Main Auditorium of Tampere Hall In addition to the welcoming addresses we get to listen to international music performed by the preschool children of the English School of Tampere Finnish Cultural Evening at 19 00 Place Vapriikki Museum Centre Max 400 persons Price 20 delegates 60 accompanying persons The Finnish Cultural Evening is held in Museum Centre Vapriikki in the old engineering works of Tampella on the banks of the Tammerkoski Rapids in the 1990 s the factory was converted into a museum centre hosting several exhibitions The industrial setting with large windows and red brick walls takes you back time while enjoying the performances of the Finnish artists like the internationally known quartet Rakka to taste the delicious and fresh delicacies of the Finnish cuisine during the evening director General Ms Vestala is hosting a brief award ceremony to celebrate four local NGOs and sport clubs active in promoting the participation of immigrant youth in their activities in the course of the evening you have the possibility to visit many different exhibitions free of charge like The Natural History Museum The Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame The Shoe Museum Tammerkoski Rapids and the Story of Tampere Tampere 1918 and Time to Play Treasures of the Toy box it is also possible at your own expense to see the treasures on display in the visiting exhibition from China the historically significant eighth wonder of the world The Terracotta Army and Treasures of the First Emperors of China at 18 00 19 00 Museum Centre Vapriikki 1 Wednesday 11 September Church Concert at 19 00 20 00 Place Tampere Cathedral Come and listen to Finnish choir music by the Tampere University Singers and the sounds of the master organ in the beautiful National Romantic style Lutheran Cathedral The building itself is a masterpiece of Art built in 1902 1907 and famous for its frescoes We will also have guide telling us about the church architecture and the symbolism of the frescoes Tampere Cathedral After the reception you will easily find a nice restaurant in the city centre if you wish to have dinner or continue the evening in one of the various bars or clubs of Tampere Tampere restaurants Student evening 19 00 22 00 Place the Old Student House The students unions in Tampere welcome all international students attending the Metropolis conference to an informal get

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  • Registration
    VAT 24 The registration fee does not cover insurance or accommodation Travel insurance is recommended by the organisers Accommodation in selected hotels can be reserved via the registration system These hotels are located within a walking distance from the conference venue and accommodation fee includes breakfast Hotel deposit first night s room fee must be paid when making the reservation Accompanying persons A name badge Tampere City Reception on Monday 9 September Accompanying persons tour on Tuesday 10 September Church Concert on Wednesday 11 September One optional evening event Possibility to register to other social and evening events by paying the appropriate fee VAT 24 Terms of payment All payments registration fees hotel deposits and the social programme should be made in advance in Euros Payment must be received on the due date Two methods of payment are possible 1 Bank transfer made payable to Account holder Tampereen kaupunki The City of Tampere Account name Metropolis 2013 Bank Nordea Bank Finland IBAN FI33 1146 3500 8345 74 BIC NDEAFIHH VAT number FI02116752 NOTE Make sure you mark the participant s name in the bank transfer details Please note that all payments should be net of any bank handling charges 2 Credit card VISA Master Card or Eurocard Please follow the instructions given on the on line form and proceed to payment immediately have your card available 3 Invoice Invoices are sent only on request An invoicing fee of EUR 15 will be charged Please send your invoicing details well in advance so that you can receive and pay the invoice within the given registration deadlines Note Bank drafts as well as personal company or traveller s cheques are accepted Letter of Confirmation Receipt After receiving the registration form and payment Tampere Conference Service will send you a confirmation letter by e mail Cancellations and Refunds Cancellation of any kind has to be made in writing e mail to Tampere Conference Service Please note that for organisational reasons refunds will be made after the Conference All refunds will be made at the exchange rate applicable on that date Neither the Organisers nor the Conference Secretariat can be held responsible for any loss resulting from alterations in exchange rates To receive your refund please send your full bank account details to the Conference Secretariat Registration fees are refundable with a deduction of EUR 100 for administrational expenses provided that participation is for any reason cancelled by 15 May 2013 A 50 cancellation fee will apply to cancellations of any reason made by 30 June 2013 No refund will be paid for cancellations made after that If you cannot come but can send someone else instead an administration fee of EUR 50 will be charged for the name change Please note that hotel deposit is non refundable in case of cancellation of any reason There will be no refund for no shows Insurance to cover the loss of payment for registration fees and accommodation costs is highly recommended by the organisers Contact details

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  • Organisation
    just under 100 workshops our plenary programme offers access to the insights challenges and prescriptions of some of the world s key experts Before the Tampere Conference in September 2013 conferences have been held in Bonn Copenhagen Geneva Lisbon Melbourne Milan Oslo Ponta Delgada Rotterdam The Hague Toronto Vancouver Vienna Washington and Zichron Yaacov In addition to our conferences the network comes together through shared research projects publications and informal policy discussions Exchanges of policy and research expertise is also fostered by smaller Inter Conference Seminars and publications including the Journal of International Migration and Integration that showcase international research on migration and diversity Our efforts are governed through a Secretariat jointly located in Ottawa and Amsterdam as well as biannual meetings of our International Steering Committee Important dates Plenaries and Workshops Under the Programme page you find the information about the Plenary speakers and the Workshop topics The Workshop Program has been updated Please register for the Conference now The registration in open until the Conference begins Note also the Study Visits on Monday the 9th Conference theme Executive Head of Metropolis Howard Duncans letter about the theme of the Conference Organised with Click me Links Here are some

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  • Travel & Local Info
    minutes from Tampere Bus or train connections from Helsinki Vantaa airport to Tampere are also very good if you decide to fly to Helsinki first For more information visit www virtualtampere com www tampereconventionbureau fi travel to tampere Important dates Plenaries and Workshops Under the Programme page you find the information about the Plenary speakers and the Workshop topics The Workshop Program has been updated Please register for the Conference now The registration in open until the Conference begins Note also the Study Visits on Monday the 9th Welcome to Finland The Mayor of Tampere Anna Kaisa Ikonen welcomes you to Finland Read more Tampere info Learn more about the city of Tampere Accommodation Information about the conference hotels Map of Tampere Look at the map of Tampere in Google Maps Tampere Hall Read about the venue Download materials Download conference materials Organised with Click me Links Here are some links that might interest you www virtualtampere com www tampereconventionbureau fi travel to tampere Order Newsletter Get the latest updates on the 2013 International Metropolis Conference Order our Newsletter Contact Details If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us Wagtail migratory bird The wagtail is the provincial

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  • Blog
    of the diverse Roma and Traveller groups has a centuries old history connected to the deep structures of the European societies From late medieval times onwards the Romani people have been marginalised and persecuted whether in the context of vagrancy laws nationalism racial doctrines border control or of European integration Read more Great bags When the participants arrive at the Metropolis2013 Conference they will meet with the principles of sustainability right at the first registration desk The organisers have ordered the participant bags that are made of recycled materials which the participants can take only if they need them to carry the conference materials Read more New openings in the cooperation between the police and social work in immigrant work Police officers and social workers are vital actors in the integration process of immigrants A lot of the integration work is still undertaken separately even though the authorities tasks intersect at several points in the multicultural community Professional requirements also increase as the society becomes more multicultural The clientele increasingly consists of people who have a foreign language as their mother tongue and who come from a different culture In addition the immigrants are not always familiar with the service system in the new country These issues create development needs and the authorities as well as third sector actors must be more able to serve clients who come from different backgrounds Read more Tampere Big City of Smooth Living Responsibly Leading Development The vision of the City of Tampere by 2020 is to be a big city of smooth living which is responsibly leading development This responsibility encompasses a promise to develop the growing city in a sustainable way With customer oriented services making environmentally responsible choices and know how Tampere wants to become a pioneering city which offers its inhabitants the opportunity for an environmentally friendly life style The City of Tampere is committed to a number of ambitious climate and environmental goals and it has decided that the principles of sustainable development should be taken into account across the board by undersigning the Aalborg commitments The Tampere region has a regional climate strategy which includes actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and according to the EU mayors climate commitment the city is also committed to a 20 reduction of CO2 emissions by 2020 Read more Migration is that an ever unclear concept Greetings from sunny Cape Town where I had the chance to visit for two reasons First of all to meet the Metropolis family in its Steering Committee meeting for two days and secondly two days for facts and figures about food security in the urban areas around Africa and elsewhere Read more Introducing Study Visits Hatanpää Family Group Home It is late September and we are on our way to the very first Study Visit video shoot Tampere City Cultural Affairs is in charge of the production of all the 2013 International Metropolis Conference Study Visit introduction videos In the car the atmosphere is

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  • Contacts
    Metropolis Project e mail This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Conference Secretariat registration payments accommodations tours Tampere Conference Service Leena Sulonen and Piia Viljanen e mail This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it tel 358 3 366 4400 www metropolis2013 fi www facebook com metropolis2013 fi Important dates Plenaries and Workshops Under the Programme page you find the information about the Plenary speakers and the Workshop topics The Workshop Program has been updated Please register for the Conference now The registration in open until the Conference begins Note also the Study Visits on Monday the 9th Metropolis organisation Read more about the International Metropolis Project and the 2013 International Metropolis Conference organisation Organised with Click me Links Here are some links that might interest you www virtualtampere com www tampereconventionbureau fi travel to tampere Order Newsletter Get the latest updates on the 2013 International Metropolis Conference Order our Newsletter Contact Details If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us Wagtail migratory bird The wagtail is the provincial bird of the Tampere Region Wagtails are small birds with long tails which

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