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PolKEN Meeting October 2018 (joint with EFGS Conference) – Helsinki


October 16 - October 18

Policy Knowledge Exchange Network (PolKEN) invites you to its meeting which will be aligned with the EFGS 2018 conference in Helsinki, Finland from 16 to 18 October 2018.

The PolKEN side meeting will concentrate on two key issues: Amendment of PSI Directive and the implementation of GDPR in practice – impact on location information. We will also hold our roundtable update and discussion session. To register, please complete the form. 

A detailed agenda is available at Helsinki PolKEN Agenda 17Oct .  

Spaces at EFGS2108 are limited, therefore please register your participation via the official conference website. The hosts also recommended booking your accommodation as soon as possible. 

Registration is free of charge and open until 15 September.

About EFGS 2018

The European Forum for Geography and Statistics 11th conference on the integration of geography and statistics will be held under the “Finding the Future together” motto and will touch on themes that are of interest to both statistical and geospatial communities.

  • International and national cooperation
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators
  • New data, tools and technologies
  • Innovations, visualisation and data analysis
  • Quality of data – confidence and trust
  • Statistical units and area classifications
  • Urban data – smart city
  • Benefits of integration of statistics and geospatial information

Submissions for presentations that show NMCAs and NSA collaboration in these topics is now open. If you wish to contribute, please follow the guidelines given on the conference website and send a short abstract as soon as possible (and not later than 17 August 2018) to

The conference is hosted by Statistics Finland and the National Land Survey of Finland supported by the Statistical Office of European Union (Eurostat) and the EFGS.

We look forward to meeting you in Helsinki.


October 16
October 18


Katajanokanlaituri 6
Helskinki, Finland
+358 9 473 99339


Policy KEN
NLS Finland