EURO-HOpe mini-conference 2021

EURO HOpe mini-conference 2021flyer
The European Working Group on Humanitarian Operations (EURO HOpe) and the HUMLOG Institute at Hanken School of Economics are organizing the fifth EURO HOpe mini conference in Helsinki, Finland on the 24.-25. November 2021. This year the event will be in hybrid format.

Main theme 2021: Financial, Cash and Voucher Assistance in Humanitarian Supply Chains

Other topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Factors that influence modality selection
  • Technology-based solutions for cash and voucher assistance
  • Local procurement in humanitarian supply chains
  • Market assessment and resilience of local supply chains and infrastructure
  • The business models of preparedness and prevention for sustainable operations

We hope to be able to welcome researchers and practitioners to interesting presentations and discussion on how to improve humanitarian response in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. 

We welcome researchers’ and practitioners’ submissions focusing on the technologies, or methods, models, simulations and tools that can be used to improve humanitarian response in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. Contributions on the broad topics of humanitarian supply chains including refugees, health, conflicts, natural disasters, preparedness as well as creative and critical reflections are welcome. We are especially looking for contributions that discuss cash, vouchers, financial assistance for beneficiaries, as well as work that compare different modalities (cash vs in-kind).  

REGISTRATION is now open. There is no registration fee. Deadline for registration for physical participation 01.11 Deadline for registration for online participation 10.11.

Call for papers

Submission Guidelines

Authors, who would like to present their work at the conference, are invited to submit a 250-word abstract for consideration by the program committee. This can include both completed work and ongoing research. Presentations of results from empirical work and “Insights from the Field” are especially welcome. 

Note! Only the abstract of the paper will be submitted - not full paper.

Abstract submission is now closed.

When you access the EasyChair site, you will need to log-in (or register, if you do not have an account). Once logged in, please follow the on-screen prompts, and click on the “New Submission” tab to start the process. Make sure to provide all the required information during the submission.

All authors will get an email latest 1.11.2021 on whether their research has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The email will consist of information for presentation preparation. 

Topics including, but not limited to 

  • Factors that influence modality selection
  • Technology-based solutions for cash and voucher assistance
  • Local procurement in humanitarian supply chains
  • Market assessment and resilience of local supply chains and infrastructure
  • The business models of preparedness and prevention for sustainable operations

Organizing committee

  • Professor Wojciech Piotrowicz, Director of Humlog institute, Hanken 
  • Kristjana Adalgeirsdottir, Project Coordinator, Humlog Institute, Hanken

Location and traveling 

The EURO Hope mini-conference 2021 will be held at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. 

Helsinki is a vibrant and lively city on the Southern coast of Finland. If the weather is unpredictable, there are plenty of cultural and culinary attractions that can be enjoyed indoors. Helsinki has about 650 000 inhabitants and is the capital and largest city of Finland. The metropolitan area is home to 1,5 million people. 

See more at: myhelsinki.fi

Helsinki centre from the sea

How to get here?

Helsinki is most easily reached by air. Helsinki airport has been chosen as the best airport in the world a few times and is well connected to major airports globally. More info: Helsinki Airport

There are some alternatives to flying. Ferries operate from Tallinn and Stockholm daily and from St. Petersburg you can take the train. Because of its location, Finland is tough to reach by land or sea but not impossible! 

Ferry companies: Eckerö Line (Tallinn-Helsinki) TallinkSilja (Stockholm-Åland-Helsinki, Tallinn-Helsinki) Viking Line (Stockholm-Åland-Helsinki, Tallinn-Helsinki)

Info on trains: VR Group

Please check here the latest guidelines for border traffic during Pandemic in Finland.

 

Hotel in Helsinki

See below different hotel options for your visit.

Hotel Helka

EURO-HOpe prices:

Comfort rooms

  • 1 pers. room 118€/night
  • 2 pers. room 138€/night

Smart rooms

  • 1 pers. room 98€/night
  • 2 pers. room 118€/night

Book directly with this code: EUROHOPE

Other hotel options near Hanken School of Economics

Hotel Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Scandic Park Helsinki

The hotel must be booked by the traveler.

Welcome!