TObeWELLCOST

Management Committee Meeting and Work Group Meetings

COST Action: IS1204

Tourism, Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services (TObeWELL)

 

Venue:

Sokos Hotel Kimmel, Joensuu, Finland

9th – 11th September 2015

                                                                                                                             

Programme:

Nature, Health and Wellbeing

8th September 2015 (Optional)

19.00 – 21.00       Reception by the City of Joensuu, together with ATMC-conference delegates, City Hall, Rantakatu 20, Joensuu

9th September 2015

10.00 – 10.30      Tea /Coffee

10.30 – 10.45      Welcome; Room Joensuu 2-3 – Liisa Tyrväinen and Anja Tuohino

10.45 – 12.30      MC meeting; Joensuu 2-3

12.30 – 13:30      Light Lunch (Provided)

13.30 – 15.00      WG Meetings; Sirkkala, Joensuu 2-3, Maaherra, Pekkala

15.00 – 15.30      Tea/Coffee

15:30 – 17:00      MC meeting continues with member presentations (max 6) about the ongoing research; Sirkkala

Evening free, joint dinner in the city (optional), at own expense

10th September 2015

08.45 – 09.00      Arrival (Coffee and Tea)

09:00 – 10.45     General Meeting keynotes: From Theory to Practice – case studies from Finland; Joensuu 2-3

-          Product specialist (wellbeing tourism) Liisa Renfors, Visit Finland; Development Strategy and Growth Program - Finrelax® - Natural Luxury and Harmony

-          Professor Liisa Tyrväinen, Natural Resources Institute Finland; Nature as a source of health and wellbeing

-          Senior Advisor Liisa Kajala, Metsähallitus, Natural Heritage Services; Health and Well-being from Finnish National Parks – A Study of Benefits Perceived by Visitors

-          Senior lecturer, Soundscape researcher Noora Vikman, University of Eastern Finland;  Silence and Listening as Resources of Tourism Expertise in North Karelia -project

-          Discussion

10:45 – 11:15     Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45     WG sessions; Joensuu 1, Joensuu 2-3, Siihtala, Pekkala

12:45 – 13:45     Light lunch (provided)

13:45 – 14:30     WG sessions; Joensuu 1, Joensuu 2-3, Siihtala, Pekkala

14:30 – 22:30     Field trip to the Koli National Park http://www.koli.fi/en

14.30 Departure from Sokos Hotel Kimmel

15.30 Arrival to Koli

15.30 Coffee/tea and Karelian pastry with smoked vendace (white fish)

16:15 – 17:00 Koli Nature Centre Ukko - Guided tour (2 groups)

17:00 – 17:30 Scenic lift

17:35 – 18:40 Koli’s top place’s round tour (about 1 km)

19:00 – 21:30 Karelian Buffet Dinner in Grill it! Restaurant

21:30 – 22:30 Back to Joensuu

 

For the Excursion to the National Park Koli warm weather suitable clothing, comfortable shoes for short hiking or raincoat in case of rain shower are recommended.

11th September 2015

09.00 – 09.15     Arrival (coffee and Tea)

09:15 – 10.30     WG meetings; Maaherra, Lukko, Pekkala, Siihtala

10.30 – 10.45     Coffee break

10.45 – 12.00     WG Meeting; Maaherra, Lukko, Pekkala, Siihtala

12.00 – 13:00     MC meeting, WG Chair reports and closing words; Sirkkala

13:00 – 14:00     Light lunch (provided)

 



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