Kuva: Hanna Oksanen / Turun yliopiston viestintä

FPSA Annual Conference 2024

University of Turku 15-17.5.2024

The Event

The Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association will be held at the University of Turku on 15–17 May 2024. The theme of the conference is Democracyknowledge and expertise.

University of Turku as a venue

The FPSA Annual Conference will be held in the Publicum and Educarium buildings (Assistentinkatu 7, 20014 Turun yliopisto, 20500 Turku). Keynote is organized in the Mauno Koivisto lecture hall (Pub 1) on the first floor of the Publicum. Workshops are located in the seminar rooms of both buildings. The final location and time of the workshops will be decided according to the turnout of the workshops after the deadline for enrollment. Organizers try to take into account the wishes of the workshops’ chairpersons.

Arrival in Turku and accommodation


If you’re arriving in Turku by train or bus, you should know the route from Kupittaa’s station (buses and trains), Central Railway Station, or Bus Terminal to the university campus.

Kupittaa’s station is within walking distance. Here is a link for Google Maps route directions.

The Central Railway station is located further from the university campus. Here is a link for local transportation’s time tables and routes.

The Bus Terminal is also within walking distance. Here is a link for Google Maps route directions.


If you are arriving with your own car, you can find parking directions here.



The FPSA Annual Conference has a discount code for Scandic hotels in Turku. Bookings can be done on scandichotels.fi using the code FIARB.



Scandic Julia, Eerikinkatu 4

Scandic Hamburger Börs, Kauppiaskatu 6

Scandic Plaza Turku, Yliopistonkatu 29

Scandic Atrium, Eerikinkatu 28-230


Conference fee:

Members of FPSA 0 EUR (For those who have paid the membership or new membership fee for 2024 by April 30).

Chairpersons of the workshops 0 EUR

Undergraduate students 0 EUR

Doctoral researchers 100 EUR

Entry fee 120 EUR

Conference dinner fee is to be paid in connection with enrolment.


Payment information for conference participation (you should pay your conference fee in connection with enrolment and by April 30)

Valtiotieteellinen yhdistys

IBAN: FI62 4730 0010 5451 83

Reference number: 52621.


Membership of FPSA

The membership fee for the FPSA is 50 €. For bachelor- and master level students the students membership fee is 20 €. Student membership can last five years at most. As a student member you will have the same benefits and rights as a full member. You can also pay a 70 € supporting member fee.

The membership is ongoing.

Payment information:

IBAN: FI62 4730 0010 5451 83

Reference number: 52210

Note! If the payment is made using someone else’s bank account, enter the member’s name in the message field instead of the reference number. You can join as a member of FPSA here.


Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held at restaurant Grädda (Piispankatu 15, 20500, Turku) on May 16 at 19.00 o’clock.


Three-course menu: 64,50e/per person.

White asparagus soup L, G

Marinated asparagus and caviart mousse


Overcooked entrecote L

Hasselbacka potatoes, asparagus and dark thyme sauce


Roasted cauliflower L, G

Risotto, sprout lettuce, burnt hazelnut and citrus and thyme vinaigrette


Crème brulee L, G

Marinated rhubarb and chocolate

The price of dinner includes a class of wine, coffee or tea, and water. The choice of main course is to be stated beforehand (in connection with enrollment). Special dietary requirements that are stated beforehand will be taken into account.