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News! Register for ERGOMAS 17th Biennial Conference in Stockholm.

Planning for Ergomas 2024 in Stockholm is in full swing. The conference is a collaboration between ERGOMAS and the Swedish Centre for Studies of Armed Forces and Society. We are happy to note that the interest in the conference is great and we expect more than 100 different research presentations on the theme A ‘New Security Landscape’ in Europe? Challenges and Consequences for the Military and Society, 1–5 July. Below you will find some practical information – everything you need to know to plan your trip.

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Updates about the conference and information about ERGOMAS can be found at the ERGOMAS website: http://www.ergomas.ch/
What is the conference about?
A “New Security Landscape” in Europe? Challenges and Consequences for Military and Society For many countries, the deteriorating security situation in Eastern Europe and across the Baltic Sea region has amplified the need to rethink defence strategies, collaborations, and organisation. Recent developments, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and subsequent invasion of Ukraine, along with economic instability, mounting challenges posed by influence campaigns and cyberattacks, along with problems of energy production and supply, have shown that no single alliance, organisation or nation can resolve such complex challenges alone. Recent years have also seen a shift in many countries’ security and defence policies and practices – Sweden and Finland’s decisions to apply for NATO membership being two examples of such change. In addition, countries across Europe and beyond continue to increase defence spending and to seek ways to improve civil defence and popular resilience.
When – where?
The conference starts in the afternoon on Monday 1 July. We’ll meet for a welcome ceremony with drinks and snacks at the Royal Institute of Technology Cybercampus Sweden, Valhallavägen 79.

The conference takes place at Södertörn University and ends on Friday 5 July in the afternoon. More detailed information will be provided when the final program is presented.

Important dates
April 15: Admission decision and release of preliminary draft program 
April 30: Deadline for early registration 
May 20: Deadline for registration

Registration Fee
Early Registration - 250 Euros
Late Registration - 300 Euros
Student registration - 200 Euros

How to register
To register for the ERGOMAS 17th Biennial Conference in Stockholm 2024, click here

Note! If you work at the Swedish Armed Forces and want to participate at the conference, please contact: lotta@csms.se

Staying in Stockholm
We recommend that you as soon as possible make hotel reservation. Stockholm is a popular travel destination in the summer and this affects the room price the later you book. We advise you to stay in central Stockholm, preferably close to the train station, and take the commuter train to Södertörn University. From Stockholm Central Station the commuter train takes 19 min to Flemingsberg station which is very close to the university.

If you arrive by flight to Stockholm Arlanda airport it is easy to take the airport shuttle Arlanda expressen to Stockholm Central Station. It is faster to take the shuttle than go by taxi from Arlanda to Stockholm city. You can also chose the Airport Coaches. There is also a much cheaper, if longer, option of taking the 583 bus from the airport to Marsta Station, then transferring to the pendeltog (suburban rail) to Central Station. This could be of interest to students or self funders. It requires using the Stockholm Transit app or purchasing a ticket from Info or a kiosk at the airport, but the public transit system in Stockholm is extremely efficient easy to use.

Below you will find some suggestions on hotels near Stockholm Central Station.

Hotels:

Hostel/budget alternative close to Airport bus/shuttle and Stockholm Central Station:

Other locations in Stockholm:

If you have an extra day or two in Stockholm – why not visit…
Discover the Army Museum!
Accompany men, women and children on their journey through wartime and peacetime. Take a walk through Swedish history, from 1500 to the present day, among fascinating historical objects and realistic scenes. Experience living conditions for soldiers, their families and the general population. Don’t miss their excellent restaurant Artilleriet on the gable.

Visit Fotografiska – a comtemporary museum of photography, art and culture. The museum also contains Sweden's most sustainable restaurant with a sea view.

Vasamuseet. The Vasa Museum is one of Scandinavia's most visited museums. It is here that you will find in all its glory, the unique and well preserved warship Vasa from 1628, embellished with hundreds of wooden sculptures.

Visit Nordiska museet on lush Royal Djurgården.

Explore Nordic life. Who are the Swedes? How has the Nordic Region taken shape? And who lives here? Explore life and people in the Nordic region over 500 years, set against its stunning nature, changing seasons and real-life stories from the Nordiska museet collections and archives.

Take the tram to Waldemarsudde (also on Djurgården)

Prince Eugen was a prince who would rather be an artist. As a young student in Paris he took his first steps as an art collector, and by the turn of the century, he bought the property at Waldemarsudde where he found the space needed for his own works and the art he collected. When he died 1947 he bequeathed his home and his collections to the Swedish state along with a donation of shares to help cover their upkeep. The bequest included buildings, gardens, furniture, handicrafts and extensive collections of art.

Nobelmuseet in Old Town. Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) had a clear vision about the prize he created. In his will, he wrote that he wanted to reward those who had “conferred the greatest benefit to humankind”. The Nobel Prize and the stories of the Nobel Laureates are the basis for a broad range of public outreach activities that show how we can learn from history in order to understand our present-day world and influence our future.

Nice spots, food and drinks:
Are you into really good food? https://www.falstaff.com/en/news/falstaff-debuts-swedens-top-restaurants-with-impressive-100-point-launch

Watch the sun set at Freyja Rooftop bar. Freyja Restaurant and Rooftop bar is near Hornsgatspuckeln (“The Horngatan hump”) wich is known for its many art galleries and historically important buildings.

Everything you need to know about Stockholm you’ll find at www.visitstockholm.com.

Latest updates and more information about the conference can be found at the ERGOMAS website: http://www.ergomas.ch/
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