| About Tampere
Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland centre in the Nordic countries. The Tampere Region is a modern concentration of industry, commerce, services and education.
There are over 200,000 residents in Tampere, of which some 6,000 are foreign nationals. All in all, Tampere has residents from some 125 countries.Tampere is one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland.
Tampere’s city centre is surrounded by lake and ridge scenery, sited on an isthmus between lakes Pyhäjärvi and Näsijärvi. The Tammerkoski rapids run through the city. There are 200 lakes and ponds and are numerous nature reserves in Tampere. Pyynikki and Viikinsaari near the city centre are the best known of them.
European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2009
In 2009 Tampere hosts the [European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 18-25 July 2009 →]. The campus of Tampere became the olympic village of the festival. Accommodation, meals and all kinds of activities for over 3,000 young athletes are arranged in and around the university’s lush green campus in the Hervanta city district.
Getting Around the Conference Locations
It’s easy to get around Tampere! Please consider first the website of Tampere city public transportation (see links below). To travel between the conference sites the best is to use the bus number 2, which directly stops in front of the hotel (bus stop “Naistenlahti”). Bus number 2 takes you directly to the center of the city (bus stop “Keskustori”), from where you easily can reach the pre-conference location. Virce versa, you can reach the main conference venue easily from the railway station (bus stop “Rautatieasema”) or from the center (bus stop “Keskustory”) as well.