International Scientific Conference

Circular bioeconomy
a shift towards sustainable food production

13-14 October 2022 | hybrid event | Tartu, Estonia

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Scientific Conference
Practical Information

The above course is co-organised by the the Estonian University of Life Sciences and Ministry of Rural Affairs. The event is co-financed by the European Commission - DG NEAR within the framework of the ENI East Instrument. 



The meeting will be held in Estonian National Museum. For more information visit the website.

The event will start at 09:30 local time (EEST/UTC+3) on 13/10/2022. A registration desk will be open at the venue 1hr in advance.

At the registration desk, you will be kindly asked to sign an attendance list.

You may be asked to present your vaccination certificate / PCR negative test / other proofs, when accessing the venue, together with your ID. Please make sure to have these documents with you.

Disposable facemasks and disinfectant hand-gel will be available at the entrance of the room.

Estonian National Museum
Muuseumi tee 2
60532 Tartu, Estonia

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During the conference coffee breaks and lunch will be offered at the venue of the event.


Access to Tartu

Tartu can best accessed by air via Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Tallinn airport has good connections to major European cities. From Tallinn, Tartu is easily accessible by public transportation. The express bus to and from Tartu Bus Station stops at the Tallinn airport and departs every hour. The Tallinn train station ‘Ülemiste’ is easily reachable by tram from the airport, and trains to Tartu run every few hours. - In addition, an express bus between Riga and Tartu runs several times a day.


Working languages

The main language of the conference is  English.



EC sponsored participants will be provided with a single room accommodation, as per arranged travel itinerary.

Self-funded participants can contact the hotels below for a discount rate booking, using the keyword „Bieconomy“:

Dorpat Hotel -

  • standard single room 55 eur/per night
  • superior single room 62 eur/per night

VSpa Hotel via the website,  or via Ms. Nurm

  • Superior single room 103eur/per night
  • Deluxe single room 118eur/per night
  • Deluxe double room 133eur/per night



Full details on the current local measures when crossing the Estonian Border can be found on the webiste, information is available in English, Estonian and Russian. As to vaccines, any EU-approved vaccine, as well as Sputnik are accepted.

Information on countries and restriction on freedom of movement requirements for passengers can be consulted on the following website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

Currently there are no restrictions in travelling to Estonia from EU countries.

From countries outside EU the following regulations applied:

  • Third-country nationals arriving from third countries who present a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate;
  • A valid COVID-19 recovery certificate; or a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test result performed by a health care professional or a SARS-CoV-2 antigen-RTD test approved by the European Union Health Safety Committee taken up to 48 hours before arrival in Estonia, can enter Estonia wihtout restrictions

If you are traveling by plane, please complete the electronic health declaration:

Please inform yourself about the current entry regulations for Estonia. These apply to all participants travelling on international flights to Estonia. Please find detailed information about the allowed certificates and their validity as well as additional regulations for areas of concern and the entry regulations for your transfer/destination country via Re-open EU provides information on the various measures in place, including on quarantine and testing requirements for travelers. The information is updated frequently and available in 24 languages. This should help you plan your travel in Europe, while staying safe and healthy. Re-open EU is also available as a Mobile App.

For sponsored participants COVID-19 insurance and COVID-19 test/-s are reimbursed by the European Commission. Reimbursed insurance period cannot exceed the duration of the conference: 19-21 May 2022. Original payment receipts and a copy on insurance and COVID-19 test must be provided for the reimbursement.



Please note that participants are not insured by European Commission while taking part in the meeting unless you insure yourself prior to the visit.


Cancellation and no-show policy

If you have to cancel your attendance, we kindly ask you to inform us as soon as possible, by sending an e-mail to

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