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Safe Cities Commission meeting, Lahti

2018-06-12 to 2018-06-14

Save the date for the next UBC Safe Cities Commission meeting to be held in the city of Lahti (Finland) in June 12-14, 2018.

Detailed agenda

Tuesday 12.6.2018
18:00 –                   Get together party. We gather in the lobby of the Hotel Lahden Seurahuone

Wednesday 13.6.2018
09:00 – 09.20           Welcome to Lahti
09.20 – 09.40           Safe cities commissions current topics (Kaspars Varpins)
09.40 – 10.00           Regional government, health and social services reform in Finland
10.00 – 10.15           Coffee break
10.15 – 11.00           Youth suggestions in UBC General Conference in Vaxjo to the main topics of the safety and security issues. (Kaspars Varpins)
11.00 – 12.00           Participants presentations of their own topics 1/2
12.00 – 13.00           Lunch (Hotel Seurahuone)
13.00 – 14.00           Participants presentations of their own topics 2/2
14.00 – 14.10           To a bus
14.10 – 14.30           By bus from Hotel to Hollola
14.30 – 16.30           How the security is made (with coffee). Case Jukolan viesti (The international orienteering relay competition.) http://www.jukola.com/2018/en/ (Security Manager Raine Nurminen)
16.30 – 17.20           Back to Lahti. We drive by Lahti Sports Center to hotel.
19.00 –                    Dinner. We gather in the lobby of the hotel. (Chairman Pekka Komu)

Thursday 14.6.2018
09.00 – 09.45         Climate change, risks and vulnerabilities (Sustainable Development Coordinator Eira Rosberg-Airaksinen)
09.45 – 09.50         To a bus
09.50 – 10.00         To the new police station in Hennala
10.00 -11.30          Police in Finland. Cooperation with other authorities. (Police Chief Ilkka Koskimäki)
11.40 – 12.30         Lunch
12.30 – 13.45         To Helsinki airport, if needed.
13.45                    Have a safe trip to home!

Suggestions to the meeting agenda should be sent to antti.prepula@lahti.fi or UBC Safe Cities Commission Chairman – kaspars.varpins@liepaja.lv.

Registration

Register by 25 May 2018 at: https://bit.ly/2Gf1Yql

Practical information

Information about Lahti
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahti
https://www.lahti.fi/en
https://kartta.lahti.fi/ims/en/Map
http://visitlahti.fi/en

Information about hotels
Hotel (the best city hotel in Europe): Lahden Seurahuone (Venue of the UBC Safe Cities Commission meeting) – https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/lahti/sokos-hotel-lahden-seurahuone
Prices for UBC Safe Citises Commission meeting (12.-14.06.2018)
– Standard single person room 101 € (per room / per night / Including breakfast)
– Standard two persons room 126 € (per room / per night / Including breakfast)
“Room reservation code is: LAHDEN KAUPUNKI. That is in english “City of Lahti”. Code is valid to 25.5.2018. After that the prices are higher and there may not be any rooms available.”
Telephone: Sokoshotels center +358201234600, hotels desk +358201234655 or hotels sales service +358201234654.E-mail:  seurahuone.lahti@sokoshotels.fi  or  sales.hameenmaa@sok.fi

Other hotels near are:
http://book.visitlahti.fi/en/accommodation/a1146566/scandic-lahti/details
http://book.visitlahti.fi/en/accommodation/a1146620/hotel-cumulus-lahti/details
– This might be cheapest: http://book.visitlahti.fi/en/accommodation/a1146629/hotel-kauppahotelli-grand/details
– There is also other options available: http://visitlahti.fi/en/accommodation

Getting to LAHTI
From Estonia (and Sweden) you can come to Finland by a ship. There are many options for ferries.
– By airplane, choose Helsinki airport https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/helsinki-airport because connections are much better from Helsinki airport, than from city of Turku or city of Tampere.
– From Helsinki airport you can jump in to a bus or a train: http://visitlahti.fi/en/arriving
– In Lahti you can choose taxi, but hotels are so near, that you might want to walk, as everybody else does.
– You don’t need any local bus in Lahti, but if you want to travel by it: http://www.lsl.fi/english/
– Antti Prepula is ready to assist you, if you need some help. Don’t hesitate to ask.

Photo: Niklas Rekola

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