Internationell workshop i Finland Oulu 2021

Nordic Green Care event in Oulu 15.9.-17.9.2021

This event is free of charge and open to all interested.

Register here!
The registration ends 25.8.2021

This Nordic Green Care event is all about nature-based services, research and quality, and also making plans for future collaborations between entrepreneurs, social, health care and pedagogic sector.

The event will take place in Nallikari, Oulu, and in Oulu region. Nordic NaBS arranges a bus transportation between the remote event locations.

After registration, you will get a confirmation email which includes accommodation code for booking accommodation in Nallikari Holiday Village and Sokos Hotel Eden. ( (
Other accommodation options are in the city center of Oulu, only a few kilometers or a bus ride away from Nallikari.

If you are traveling to Oulu from Northern Sweden and you are interested in a possibility to travel together by bus offered by Nordic NaBS, please contact Päivi Juuso at LTU by August 13th, email: [email protected]

We will follow all current Covid-19 restrictions and update news and registration instructions to the Nordic NaBS website and Facebook page. We reserve the right to modify the program.

If you have any questions concerning the event, please contact Satu Välijärvi, email: [email protected]
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Wednesday 15.9.

Nature-based services – experiences and collaboration possibilities

8:00 Nordic breakfast buffet (voluntary, free of charge)
Restaurant Nallikari (

9:00–14:00 Presentations, discussions and networking
Meeting room in Restaurant Nallikari, Oulu
The goal of the day is to network and encourage collaboration between entrepreneurs providing nature-based wellbeing services and social, health care and pedagogic sector. There will be discussions, shared experiences, and innovations for future collaboration possibilities. In addition, we will share experiences about Nordic NaBS, pilotings and their results.

Lunch at 11:30-12:30

14:15 Side programs (voluntary)

14:15–16:00 “Checkpoint orienteering”
Nallikari beach and Hietasaari nature
Guided walking through Hietasaari nature and stopping by some nature-based and other activities to try them out. Weather conditions may affect this activity.
Leaflet of Hietasaari

17:30– Hupisaaret Tour and dinner
Hupisaaret Park, Oulu city center (bus transportation from Sokos Hotel Eden)
Getting to know the Hupisaaret Park with a tour guide and having dinner (at own cost) together. Weather conditions may affect this activity.
Leaflet of Hupisaaret

Thursday 16.9.

Excursion day

8:30 Bus transportation from Sokos Hotel Eden, via city center

9:00 Turkan Ratsurinne (
The entrepreneur will hold a tour around the enterprise and tell about its services. Turkan Ratsurinne is a horse-riding school which also provides Green Care services. Bus transportation to Pitojen Helmi.

12:00 Lunch

13:15 Showroom for the enterprises and other actors
Pitojen Helmi (
Entrepreneurs have a possibility to present their enterprises and service models in various ways. In addition, there can be some presentations from Green Care projects and organizations, etc.

16:00 Bus transportation back to Sokos Hotel Eden, via city center

18:30 Dinner (voluntary, at own cost)
Restaurant Maisema, Sokos Hotel Eden, Oulu (
The dinner has a three-course meal menu. Chefs will notice any food related allergies and special diets which are asked to be announced on the registration form for the event.

Friday 17.9.

Green Care Quality and Research Meeting
Meeting room in Sokos Hotel Eden, Oulu, and online

8:30 Welcome words and introduction of the day

Research presentations
Presentations about current Green Care research.

Jan Hassink, Wageningen University and Research Center (online presentation)
Bente Berget, NORCE Norwegian Research Center (online presentation)

11:00-12:00 Lunch

Nordic Green Care and its quality
Short presentations and a panel discussion about Nordic Green Care and its quality

Christer Yrjas, Hushållningssällskapet
Carsten Ørting Andersen, Green Care Netværket
Maarit Aho, Green Care Finland
Hege Lindstrøm, Inn på Tunet
Panel discussion moderator: Rhys Evans, Høgskulen for Grøn Utvikling

Joint discussion
Comments, questions, ideas and feedback

Event ends at 15:30

Nallikari in sunset. Picture: Sanna Krook / The City of Oulu