Helsinki Chemicals Forum.


All practical information for LIBER 2016 delegates can be found in this section. As there will be other major events simultaneously taking place in Helsinki, we recommend booking your accommodation and flights well in advance. We wish you a pleasant stay in Finland!

General Information

Visa information

Finland is a member of the European Union and is a part of the Schengen area. Citizens of EU countries do not need a visa but a valid passport is required. Citizens of other countries should kindly contact the nearest Finnish Embassy for further information. Please note that the application time for a visa may be over 3 months. Please also check visa formalities if you plan to visit the Russian Federation during your trip.

The congress organizers will send a proof of registration as soon as the full registration fee has been received. The confirmation document will serve as your invitation letter when applying for the visa.

The organiser will assist applicants, if needed, in the visa application process. If you know you will need visa for your entry to Finland, please start the application process in good time.

More information about Finnish visas can be found and further questions can be e-mailed to


The registration fee does not include any insurance. Please check the coverage of your own insurance.

Time Zone

Time in Finland is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


The currency in Finland is the Euro (EUR/€).


220 volts (50HZ), plugs conform to the northern European standard with 2 pins.