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Info - August 25

We hope that your preparations for the EUCYS event have gone smoothly during the summer. We are sure that you all are well prepared for the EUCYS event, but just to be sure we like to remind you about some details while there is time left before the contest. We kindly ask your co-operation delivering this information forward to all persons travelling to EUCYS event.

We are still waiting for a couple of confirmations of flights from NOs but the timetables are gradually being confirmed. Some of you already know that you are going to arrive quite late on Friday evening. Therefore it is highly recommended to prepare stand material beforehand as much as possible. For example attach the poster material to a background paper (see the dimensions here). We would like to emphasise that during the Opening Ceremony on Saturday morning from 10 to 12 it is not allowed to build the exhibition stands. There will be a live broadcast of the ceremony on the website.

We would also like to remind you that the rules of the contest have some restrictions concerning exhibition materials.
- Flammable or high heat release rate liquids and other substances
- Poisonous substances or material with a biohazard risk
Further information can be found on the European Commissions website.

According to Finnish legislation laser devices (including pointers) with an emission power over 500 mW are not allowed (remember that in NO case is it allowed to point a laser beam directly at human beings). Sharp items with exception of tools are not allowed at the exhibition.

Before travelling to Finland it is advisable to ensure that your travel insurance meets your possible needs during your stay in Finland including health care. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is designed for people from the European Union’s 27 Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland to access health care services during temporary visits abroad. You will find detailed information on the internet. There is no passport-based automation on these things so it is advisable to take time and look things through before traveling. EHIC- or Travel Insurance Card is needed in entering health care premises and signing in.

Also please note that Finland in quite far up north, so we recommend that you to check the weather forecasts before traveling and pack your clothing accordingly as the weather can be very unpredictable in Helsinki at the end of September. We can have anything between warm sunny days and autumn storms.

We have less than a month until we meet and we are very excited to meet you all here in Helsinki.

Best regards,
EUCYS team