Logistical Details

Venue and registration

EuroDIG 2023 will take place from 19 – 21 June 2023 at Tampere University main building as a hybrid event. Registration via our online form is mandatory.

The registration and the info desk will be situated in the main lobby on the right hand side when entering from the Tampere University main entrance at the main building at this address: Kalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere, Finland.

On the spot the rooms “Main auditorium”, “Auditorium A1” “Auditorium A3” and “Auditorium A4” will be used. The assignment of the sessions can be fond at the programme.

To pick up your badge will be possible from 9.00 to 18.30 on 19th and 20th of June and from 9.00 to 15.00 on 21st of June. There will also be the possibility to register on site during these times.

Network access at the venue

Tampere University wireless guest network TUNI-GUEST is available for everyone and it is very easy to use. There are instructions for using this network at https://www.tuni.fi/en/it-services/handbook/networks/wireless-networks/wireless-visitor-network.
Activated TUNI-GUEST network access lasts 12 hours. That means guests will be required to activate their device(s) access to the network each day.

Eduroam network is also available and recommended for members of eligible organizations in research and education.
As usual, if the devices are configured for eduroam at the home organization, they will work as well at Tampere University.
Otherwise network configuration instructions for Eduroam network users are provided at https://www.tuni.fi/en/it-services/handbook/networks/wireless-networks/wireless-networks-eduroam-and-roam-fi.


Tampere is a city of short ways and most hotels are in a walking distance to the Venue.
Please find information on hotels and accommodation kindly provided by the host in this pdf.


Tampere-Pirkkala Airport has year-round flight connections by airBaltic to Copenhagen and Munich three times a week and to Málaga twice a week. Daily flights to Tampere are provided from Amsterdam and Riga. From May onwards, airBaltic will have flights from Tampere to Nice and Milan twice a week. Additionally, there are all-year-round flights to London by Ryanair.
Find out more: https://visittampere.fi/en/transportation/flight-connections/

Helsinki ist the international hub for arrivals from across the globe. Form Helsinki to Tampere you can take a train which is a 2 hour ride. Helsinki Airport railway station is located directly below the terminal. From there, take the local train “P” to Tikkurila, a 10-minute journey. At Tikkurila, change to an inter-city or Pendolino train to Tampere, which takes about an hour and a half. Trains are operating regularly.

You can easily purchase the tickets at a vending machine down at the Airport railway station or at one of the “R” kiosque in the arrival hall. Tickets are about 20 EUR one way. Find out more: https://www.vr.fi

Catering and social events

Coffee will be served throughout the day for free. Lunches for delegates will be on a self-paying basis at the Universities cafeteria, which is next door. A main course costs 9 EUR.

19 June, 18.15 – 20.30: Welcoming reception by NASK the Polish National Research Institute with snacks and drinks at the university.

20 June, 19. 00 – 20.30: The City of Tampere reception at the Old City Hall with snacks and drinks (address:  Keskustori 10 / Google maps link).

Registration until 14th of June 2023 is necessary. All the participants attending the reception need to wear the name badge where the participation to the reception is marked. There will be no separate invitation cards. Late registrations will not enable to attend the reception.

City Hall, Tampere


Finland is a small country by population – 5.5 million inhabitants – but large by its geographical size: 338,000 square kilometres, which is much more than the UK (242,000) and slightly less than Germany (357,000). Located in the north-eastern corner of the European Union (Member State since 1995), it has a 1,344-kilometre-long border with the Russian Federation.

For over six centuries, until 1809, Finland was as an integral part of the Kingdom of Sweden, then for one century, until 1917, an autonomous Grand Duchy of Czarist Russia, after which it became independent in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. Actually, Vladimir Lenin arrived from Finland to lead the revolution in St. Petersburg. He also stayed in Finland in 1905 and 1906 when arranging clandestine congresses of the Russian Social Democratic Party – in Tampere, which hosts the only Lenin Museum outside Russia. In the first years of the 20th century Finland spearheaded demands for political reforms in this autonomous part of Russia, leading in 1906 to universal suffrage including women – as the first country in Europe to do so.

After a bloody Civil War following independence in early 1918, Finland distanced herself from her eastern neighbour, Soviet Union, and went to war against it in winter 1939–40. The Finnish army held out against the massive Red Army and a total occupation of Finland was prevented, but a vital part of the south-eastern territory, Karelia, was ceded to the USSR, with its population displaced and resettled elsewhere in Finland. After a short interlude of peace, the war against the Soviet Union broke out again in mid–1941, now as part of World War II, with Finland allied with Nazi Germany. Finland came out of the war in 1944 with greater loss of life and territory than after the Winter War, but retained her independence.

After WWII Finland adopted a new foreign policy based on a Treaty of Friendship and Co-operation with the Soviet Union adopted by the Parliament in 1948. The country declined Marshall Plan assistance, did not join NATO and tried to remain neutral in the Cold War conflicts. Finland was one of the first countries to grant diplomatic recognition to the People’s Republic of China in early 1950. In the 1970s Finland promoted détente between East and West, hosting the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), which culminated in its Final Act signed at a summit in the Finlandia Hall, Helsinki on 1 August 1975. After the collapse of the USSR, Finland remained militarily non-aligned until 2022, when Russia’s invasion of Ukraine occasioned a dramatic reversal of public opinion hitherto opposed to NATO membership to support for the military alliance – a “NATO tsunami” determining Finland’s Path to NATO Membership.

The history of Finland adds many unusual aspects to European history. One central to media and communication scholars is the world’s first freedom of information law passed in the Kingdom of Sweden in 1766. Among its prime movers were Finnish liberals in the Diet and its concept was developed by a Finnish-born intellectual – see The Legacy of Peter Forsskål, which also provides a history of the development of press freedom in Finland. This historical legacy has caused Finland to rank high in the World Press Freedom Index. Finland is listed as the number one country in the World Happiness Report 2023, for the fifth time in succession. Although critical scholars may be skeptical of such rankings – like those of democracy, press freedom, etc. – this is indeed a notable aspect of Finnish society, in fact paradoxical, since Finns are widely seen to be quiet and reserved people with a predisposition to melancholy.

Concise information on Finland is available at This is Finland and Information about Finland.


Tampere is located 180 kilometres north-west of the capital city of Helsinki. The city of Tampere, with seven adjacent municipalities, including Nokia, constitutes the Tampere Region, which has a population of nearly 400,000. As the second city in Finland, Tampere, with its 250,000 inhabitants, is proud to be the largest inland city in the Nordic countries.

Tampere was founded by the Swedish King Gustav III in 1779 on the rapids between two vast lakes to harness the hydropower from the 18-metre difference in water level, giving rise to the country’s first sawmill and papermill. During the Czarist period in the 19th century the city grew into a dynamic industrial centre with the Finlayson cotton factory as its flagship, followed by mechanical engineering in the early 20th century and thereafter IT industries, including Nokia. For good reason it is called “the Manchester of Finland”.

Tampere aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. The objective of carbon neutrality will be taken into account in all the city’s operations, purchasing and investments. As a city of sustainable growth, Tampere recognizes the importance of urban and wild nature, biodiversity and the responsible use of natural resources. Tampere has also been a Fairtrade City since 2008.

Concise information on Tampere is available here. For a short introduction to the city on video, see here.

Tampere University

The main host of the Conference is Tampere University, with its main building across the road from the Tampere Hall, Scandinavia’s largest concert hall, and just one block from the new Nokia Arena. It was built in 1960, when the College of Social Sciences, founded in 1925, was transferred from Helsinki to Tampere as a measure of decentralizing higher education in Finland. A separate University of Technology was established in Tampere in the early 1970s. The two universities were merged in 2019, with Tampere Polytechnic as the third party, to become the second largest university in Finland, TAU. For a short video on TAU, see here.

Of the seven faculties, the Conference is hosted by the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication, ITC, and its Communication Sciences Unit. This division of the ITC Faculty includes the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programmes in journalism, media, cultural studies, game studies, speech communication, library and information science as well as theatre arts. Journalism was one of the first professional training programmes to be established at the College of Social Sciences in 1925 – not only as the first in Finland but in the Nordic countries as a whole. The Bachelor’s degree was expanded in the late 1940s to a Master’s degree with a professorship in journalism – the first of its kind in the Nordic countries. Library and information studies, established at the College in the 1950s, was likewise a pioneer in its field. After its transfer from Helsinki to Tampere, the College was transformed into a fully-fledged university, which in 1966 established among others a professorship in computer science – again, the first in the Nordic countries.

As the oldest and largest centre for media and communication research in Finland, Tampere University is closely associated with the rest of the field. There are wide degree programmes in the universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä and focused programmes in Aalto University in Helsinki and at the universities of Vaasa, Oulu and Rovaniemi. The Finnish Association for Media and Communication Studies organizes national conventions and publishes a quarterly journal in Finnish entitled Media & viestintä (online, with English abstracts of peer reviewed articles).

Watch this video about Tampere: