EURO HOpe Mini Conference 2021

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The European Working Group on Humanitarian Logistics (EURO HOpe) and the HUMLOG Institute at Hanken School of Economics are organizing the fifth EURO HOpe mini conference in Helsinki, Finland.

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

EURO HOpe conference date has changed to March 2021

Due to the pandemics the EURO Hope conference has been postponed, new date is Spring 2021 (exact days will be confirmed).

The European Working Group on Humanitarian Logistics (EURO HOpe) and the HUMLOG Institute at Hanken School of Economics are planning the fifth EURO HOpe mini conference in Helsinki, Finland. 

Other 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

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 are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will send out the final confirmation and Call for Papers as soon as possible. More information to follow!

 

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 temporarily closed due to the coronavirus situation. There is no registration fee. Limited financial aid is available for practitioners’ travel costs.

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 scientific committee. This can include both completed work and ongoing research. Presentations of results from empirical work and “Insights from the Field” are especially welcome. 

Abstracts must be submitted online at EASYCHAIR later in 2021.

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 be informed close to the event in 2021 whether their research has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The email will consist of information for presentation preparation. For accepted abstracts, at least one of the authors need to attend the conference.

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. In March you will experience the first signs of a lovely Nordic spring after a long winter. 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

Weather

The weather can indeed be unpredictable in March. The average temperature is -3.3 degrees Celsius, so bring a coat! 

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