EMREX Seminar 2017

EMREX is supporting student mobility, and it is already here – come and see how it works!


The EMREX project arranged its second EMREX Seminar in Helsinki 31 January 2017.

List of participants

Why and how to participate

EMREX is the solution for electronic transfer of achievement records between higher education institutions in Europe. The Field Trial is now rolling on, and exchange students are digitally transferring their achievement records between institutions in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Italy – with Denmark soon to come. What is the actual status? Does it work? What do the students think about EMREX? If you’re not already onboard – how do you join?

At our second open seminar we will try to answer all these questions, but also have time for discussions among the different countries and partners taking part in this policy project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.



9.00 Registration and coffee
9.30 Welcome, agenda and opening session

Henrik Wolff, rector, Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Birgitta Vuorinen, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

9.45 EMREX and Field trial status (slides)

  • What is EMREX – Mats Lindstedt
  • Demo
  • Field trial and lessons learnt so far – Tor Fridell / Pamela Engström
  • Latest news per country
11.00 Student’s view on mobility – Toni Tamminen, Vice President and Miia Vaara, President, ESN Finland (slides)

HEI administrator’s view – Ylva Sundmark, Graduation Officer, Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden (slides)

12.00 Lunch
13.00 Country specific workshops

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Italy, Poland and Others
14.00 Coffee break
14.15 Wrap-up of workshops
14.30  Student mobility initiative updates

  • Erasmus Without Paper – Carmen Diaz, SIGMA, Spain (slides)
  • DUO in the Netherlands – Jan Otten (slides, diploma)
  • FAIR – Katrien Bardoel, EP Nuffic, Netherlands (slides)
15.15 Case study: Admission in Norway – Geir Vangen (slides)
15.45 EMREX 2.0 – first thoughts – Mats Lindstedt (see first slide set above)
16.00-16.30 Summing up (Mats Lindstedt)

Questions, comments

Information about the Stakeholder meeting day 2 (Anders Bøgebjerg Hansen)



The event will be held at Arcada University of Applied Science


Address: Jan-Magnus Janssonin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki


The main entrance is situated on the east side of the Arcada building, in the intersection of Tuokolankatu and Toukolankuja, next to Jan-Magnus Janssonin aukio. Tram 6 (Arabia – Hietalahti) or 8 (Arabia – Salmisaari) provides an easy and comfortable ride to and from downtown Helsinki in about 20 minutes. The stop nearest Arcada is Kyläsaarenkatu. A suggestion is to take tram 6 from outside the main railway station to Arcada.



The seminar is free of charge, but participants are expected to cover their own travelling and accommodation expenses.


There are plenty of hotels in downtown Helsinki, which is the suggested location to stay.

A quota has been agreed with Scandic Simonkenttä and Radission Blue, both includes breakfast and wifi.

Scandic Simonkenttä Address: Simonkatu 9 , 00100 Helsinki
Phone no.:00358 9 68380 E-mail: simonkentta@scandichotels.com

Days 30.1-2.2.2017
Room type Standard
Price 154 € single room / night
174 € twin / double room / night
Booking terms
All guests reserve their rooms themselves by contacting the hotel directly via telephone or email. All reservations should be made using the reservation code CSC300117 before 16.1.2017.

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Runeberginkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki, phone. 020 1234 701
EUR 151/ 1hh standard
EUR 166/ 2hh standard

Reservation code: EMREX2017 , valid subject to availability until 1.1.2017


Other possible hotels.

  • Scandic Marski
  • Scandic Plaza
  • Radisson Blue Plaza