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What: ”Beyond Growth  Indicators for People and Planet” international co-creation conference organised by Finnish Development NGOs – Fingo in collaboration with Finland’s National Commission on Sustainable Development.

When: From Monday 28th to Tuesday 29th October 2019 

Where: At Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Paasivuorenkatu 5 A, 00530 Helsinki 

This event is invitation only. If you have registered as a participant for this event, we will send you an email in September with the finalized programme and other practical information. 

Getting to Paasitorni

We recommend that you go to Helsinki Congress Paasitorni by public transport. The metro and many bus and tram lines run through Hakaniemi. Bus 615 operates daily between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki City Center and has a stop outside Paasitorni in Hakaniemi. To find the easiest way for you to get to Paasitorni, please use the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority’s Journey Planner

Helsinki Congress Paasitorni 
Paasivuorenkatu 5 A 
00530 Helsinki 

Staying in Helsinki 

We recommend Hotel Scandic Paasi for participants of Beyond Growth -conference as the closest hotel right next to the venue. There is a direct pass way through the hotel to Helsinki Congress Paasitorni. The room rate from 27 October till 29 October is 129 euros per night per person in a standard single room or 149 euros per night per person in a standard double room including VAT, wlan and breakfast. Only a limited number of rooms have been allocated. These rooms are available as long as there is availability in the allotment. We recommend reserving well in advance to confirm the availability. Please note that Fingo is not responsible for nor guarantees the room reservations or payments. 

Scandic Paasi 
Paasivuorenkatu 5 B 
00530 Helsinki 

Other hotels nearby Helsinki Congress Paasitorni are Hilton Helsinki Strand and Scandic Hakaniemi. There are more hotels in the city center with short tram ride to Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, such as Holiday Inn Helsinki City Center, Hotel Arthur, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna and Radisson Blu Plaza. 

For more information 

For more information, please contact Fingo’s Beyond Growth Conference -team at

Sustainability of the conference

Sustainability is at the core of the Beyond Growth -conference. We aim to follow and promote good sustainability practices to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities. Our aim is to make the conference as sustainable as possible and to encourage our participants to be environmentally and socially conscious.


Our aim is to provide Beyond Growth participants with organic, local vegetarian food. We encourage our participants to reduce food waste and recycle as much waste material as possible.

Location and accommodation

Beyond Growth -conference will be held in Paasitorni Confrence Center. The location of Paasitorni is very central and easily accessible. The easiest way to get there is by public transport, which we highly recommend our participants to use.

We offer accommodation options which are in walking distance from Paasitorni Confrence Center.

Compensating for climate impacts

We want to draw our participants’ attention to the climate impacts caused by this event. Because we produce emissions on flights, we can also make sure that we produce good for the world at the same time.

We provide the conference participants with three main options to compensate for climate impact. We have chosen three Finnish NGOs through which you can support a better world. You of course have the option to compensate your travels by alternative methods that suit you the best.

Friends of the Earth Finland

Friends of the Earth has many objectives but one goal: a just, democratic and sustainable world, where economy and governance serve the people and environment and not the other way around.

You can support Friends of the Earth Finland’s work in here.

Siemenpuu Foundation

The Siemenpuu Foundation provides support to environmental and democracy initiatives done by civil society actors in the South. The projects supported by Siemenpuu are tackling poverty and inequality and reduce the loss of biological diversity and climate emissions. The projects are planned and implemented locally by NGOs in the South.

You can support Siemenpuu Foundation’s work here.

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation is a non-governmental organization that promotes protection of old growth forests. Through the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation, every friend of nature in Finland or abroad can personally be a part of the concrete work for the conservation of Finnish old-growth forests. The foundation gives you a chance to buy a piece of old-growth forest in any size you want.

You can support The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundations’s work here.