Official delegations should consist of a total of up to four members. They must include a Minister or equivalent (delegation leader), with the remaining three places being taken by up to two union leaders and one teaching professional. The teaching professional should be a current classroom practitioner, a representative of a teacher preparation programme or a school leader. The delegation may also include two advisors– one advisor may be chosen by the Minister/delegation leader and one by the union(s).
The summit’s programme includes both open and closed sessions. Both the opening and closing sessions are open to all delegates and the media. The core of the summit will include three thematic sessions which will be open to formal delegations only.
The Finnish Government will cover accommodation and breakfast for up to three nights, from the arrival on Tuesday 12th March onwards (13, 14, 15 March 2019) for the official delegation of four delegates. The arrival on Tuesday would facilitate their participation in the Pre-Summit program. Participants can anticipate and/or prolong their stay at their own expenses. Additional nights can be booked through the online registration.
The summit will be held in English only. However, if countries wish to bring their own interpreters, they must contact the organizers at [email protected] to arrange an interpretation booth. Please note, this must be arranged by 9 January 2019.
Please note that transfer from Helsinki-Vantaa international airport to the hotel is not arranged by the organizers included. With the public transportation, it takes ca. 30 minutes to reach the city center. Please see details here.
Transfers between the hotels and the summit venue are provided by the organizers.
EU-nationals do not require a visa to enter Finland. Please see here for more information (Travelling to Finland)