Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can participate in a EuroEnviro?
EuroEnviro welcomes students from various countries and disciplines to participate. The participants have to be university students or fresh graduates, involved in environmental issues either as a part of their studies or through their free-time activities. Participants can be either bachelors’, masters’ or PhD students – what is important is their motivation to contribute and learn from each other.

Q: Are students from outside Europe also allowed to participate?
We will also consider applicants from outside Europe, however students from European universities will be given priority in the application process if the number of applicants is greater than the number of available places.

Q: Is there a formal organization behind the EuroEnviro network?
EuroEnviro has no lasting organization behind it. The symposium is organized by a different group of students in a different country each year: every time at the end of the symposium, a new host is elected from among the participants. What stays in common between the years, however, is the idea of the event, passed on through the experience of the organizers who participated before. What has made the event stay alive year after year is the feeling of “EuroEnviro family” between the students involved – willing to work hard to be able to provide new student generations the chance to experience and be part of it as well.

Q: What is included in the program?
The EuroEnviro symposium lasts for a full week, including a high-level academic program complemented with thematic workshops and excursions. In addition, there is an extensive social program for the free time, allowing the participants to get to know each other, create networks and stay in touch as well after the symposium is over.

Q: What does it cost?
The participation fee, 195 euros, covers accommodation, all academic and free time program, transportation during the symposium, breakfast and lunch every day as well as dinners on most evenings. The participants will have to cover travel costs to and from Helsinki themselves. The symposium is a non-profit event so the participation fees will be spent fully on the accommodation and food costs of the participants.

Q: What are the required language skills?
The symposium will be held in English, so a good command of English will be needed. You should be confident enough in the language to follow and participate actively in the program. However, no perfect fluency is expected from the participants.

Q: Can I get ECTS study credits from participating?
We can unfortunately not guarantee this, but would advise you to consult your home university on whether they can assign you credit points for attending the program. We will provide you with an official certificate of participation detailing the hours of academic work included.

Q: How can I get to Helsinki?
The easiest way to reach Helsinki is by plane. See wikitravel for more information.
If you have time to travel landways instead of flying, the easiest and most inexpensive routes to Helsinki are by ferry from Stockholm or Tallinn. From Central Europe, it’s worth checking out Deutsche Bahn special prices from German cities to Stockholm. From Warsaw (through Vilnius and Riga), some bus companies such as Eurolines and Ecolines offer cheap fares to Tallinn.

Q: I am a student from Helsinki and want to help organizing the symposium. How can I get involved?
We are happy about getting help from as many volunteers as possible, so don’t hesitate contacting our organizing team to let us know of your interest!