Sosiaalipolitiikan päivät 2019: Konflikti
Joensuu, Itä-Suomen yliopisto 24.-25.10.2019

Social Policy Conference 2019: Conflict
Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland
on the 24th and 25th October 2019

Pre-conference trip to Sortavala, Russia
23.–24.10.2019 Hotel Seurahuone, Sortavala


Wed 23 October

09.00 Departure from Joensuu – Arriving to Sortavala approximately 12.00
13.00–17.00  Seminar at Seurahuone


(The program will be held in Finnish and Russian)

13-14.30 Opening of the seminar
The head of the Sortavala municipal district Sergey Krupin

 Realization of the employment program in Sortavala:
– The head of the Sortavala’s employment office Olga Volosnikova
– The deputy head of the Sortavala munincipal district Elena Ivanova

The challenges of the employment in North Carelia:
– Expert in employment Ulla Mauranen, ELY Centre

Coffee break


Young people at work and outside the work in Finland:
Counsellor of Social Welfare Elina Palola, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Solutions to social problems:
– Head of the Sortavala’s social center Ludmila Mihailova

Solutions to challenges of mental health and homelessness:
– Executive director Pia Hytönen, Finnish Central Association of Families of People with mental illness
– Executive director Sanna Tiivola, No Fixed Abode NGO


17.00 The seminar ends

Contact about the seminar:
In Finland: Elina Pajula,, +358 505587460
In Russia: Elena Savitskaja,

18.00 Dinner


Thu 24 October   

Breakfast and departure from Sortavala.


The price of the trip                             

195 €, with 20 participants

180 €, with 25 participants

170 €, with 30 participants


Discount with own visa: 76 €



  • Bus Joensuu-Sortavala-Joensuu
  • Accommodation in two person rooms, including breakfast
  • Coffee serving
  • Dinner
  • Group visa

With extra price

  • Accommodation in a room for one +15€
  • Travel insurance 4€ 


Contact information: Elina Pajula, puh 0505587460,

Registration form: