• The oikos Spring Meeting is the biggest annual oikos student community gathering hosted by an oikos Chapter. The 2014 Spring Meeting in Copenhagen is going to provide a 4-day platform for 200 participants to inspire, discover and develop joint perspectives on the future of sustainability in management and economics. It will offer a platform to design initiatives, engage the oikos community in pursuing them and fuel our journey towards higher impact.

    The oikos Spring Meeting 2014 will take place on 3 – 6 April in Copenhagen. As Copenhagen is awarded the European Green Capital for 2014 by the European Commission, this year’s theme is „Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Strategies“.

    We have planned for you seminars, workshops and panel discussions in relation to the theme. As a platform focused on solutions and action, the oikos Spring Meeting 2014 will offer insights to learn together and develop impact-full projects and initiatives in oikos. Apart from that, there will also be a lot of social activities and we will have lots of fun!

  • Below you can find the program of Spring Meeting.
    You can also download the program
    HERE

    Please notice the program may be subject to changes

    Thursday, 3 April 2014 
    09.00-13:30REGISTRATION AT THE HOSTEL
    10.30-13.15PRESIDENT MEETING (lunch provided)PH210
    14.00-14.30OPENING CEREMONY
    Ovnhallen (PH)
    Welcome Speech by Copenhagen Business School Director, peter Andersen, and Mayor of Frederiksberg municipality, Jørgen Glenthøj
    14.30-15.00ICE-BREAKINGOvnhallen (PH)
    15.00-16.15
    Option 1: INTERACTIVE SEMINAR- Impact your City,
    rootAbility
    NB! Limited Seats
    Ravarbygningen (PH)
    Option 2: WORKSHOP - Intelligent Cities,
    Accenture
    Ovnhallen (PH)
    16.15-16.30Coffee and fruits
    16.30-17.30SEMINAR - Innovation for Sustainable Urban Mobility,
    Christian E.Kampmann, CBS
    Ovnhallen (PH)
    17.40-18.00PRESENTATION - Innovative Cycling,
    DonkeyRepublik and Cykelven
    Ovnhallen (PH)
    18.00-18.20Parallel Meetings Ovnhallen (PH)
    19.00-20.30WELCOME DINNER - hosted by Copenhagen Capacity,
    oikos International members only
    Dalle Valle
    20.30-21.30DrinksMini Bar
    Friday, 4 April 2014
    8.30-9.30Presidents MeetingGenerator Hostel
    8.30-9.30VISIT AT HOUSE OF GREEN
    oikos International members only
    House of Green
    10.15-11.45SEMINAROvnhallen (PH)
    Sustainable use of Public Space,
    Lars Gemzøe, Gehl Architects
    Sustainable Copenhagen,
    Tina Saaby Madsen, City Architect, Copenhagen Municipality
    12.00-12.30IBM CASE COMPETITION KICK-OFF - Smarter Cities ChallengeOvnhallen (PH)
    12.30-12.45LUNCH
    oikos International members only
    12.45-16.00CASE SOLVING SESSIONSP 113,SP 207, SPs03
    16.00-16.30Group Photo- followed by coffee and fruits Lobby SP
    16.30-18.00PANEL DISCUSSION - The Role of Government, Business and NGOs in Creating Sustainable Cities
    Copenhagen Municipality, CBS, Leapcraft, Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster
    SP202
    19.00-20.30DINNERRub & Stub
    21.00-22.30Drinks
    Saturday, 5 April 2014
    9.00-11.45LEGISLATIVE MEETINGSP202
    10.30-11.30MOVIE SCREENING - The Human Scale
    Final cut for real
    SP207
    11.45-12.00LUNCH
    oikos International members only
    12.00-13.45IBM CASE COMPETITION FINALSP202
    13.45-14.00Coffee and Fruits
    14.00-14.15IBM CASE COMPETITION RESULTSSP202
    14.15-15.30 CROSS-CHAPTER EXPERIENCELobby SP
    15.30-16.15 IMPACT FAIRLobby SP
    16.30-18.00 BOAT TOUR
    oikos International members only
    19.30-21.30FAREWELL DINNER
    oikos International members only
    Riz Raz
    22.00-05.00Saturday Night Fever
    Sunday, 6 April 2014
    10.00-10.30HOSTEL CHECKOUT
    10.30-14.00FIELD TRIPS
    Amager Resource Centre
    Freetown of Christiania
    Copenhagen Walking Tour
    Eco-map tour

  • The oikos Spring Meeting 2014 will bring together a diverse representation from the entire oikos community and will allow in-depth discussions and exchange. We cordially invite active student members from oikos chapter network, alumni, faculty, advisors and partners. CBS students will join us too.

    CBS Students

    For CBS Students the events will be free of charge.

    Check the detailed program under the "Program section" on this website and be ready to apply:
    the registration is now open!

    Submit your application HERE

    Deadline:31st of March

    We have a limited number of 80 spaces for CBS students: First comes first served!

    Chapter members

    Chapter members at the Spring Meeting

    We aim to welcome the most active and committed members to the Spring Meeting 2014. Therefore, we will select chapter members according to the following two criteria:

    - equal representation of all chapters in the Spring Meeting 2014
    - your impact and involvement in the project work or chapter management

    We will evaluate all registrations and select the chapter representatives according to the criteria above. We will have a waiting list in case of open slots and cancellations.

    A first complete screening and confirmation of participation will be done by January 24, 2014, however, you might receive a confirmation earlier.

    The student participation fee is 90 EUR , to be paid after acceptance of your application. The fee includes admission to the conference, accommodation, food and transportation to and from Hostel/Conference venue. You are responsible for the cost and arrangement of transportation to Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Registration deadline was  15th of January 2014. 

    Payment

    Please pay only after acceptance of your application.

    Type of payment: Bank transfer. Check the Payment section.

    Alumni & Advisors

    Alumni, Advisors and non-oikos members at the Spring Meeting

    Registration is officially closed. If you are interested in participating at the Spring Meeting, please contact us at

    As alumni or advisors you have two options according to your financial possibilities.


    Option 1) 
    210 EUR covers real conference expenses.

    Option 2) 90 EUR  is a subsidised fee we offer to our student members. You may chose this option in case you are a student or have financial limitations.

    The participation fee ( both option 1 an 2) includes admission to the conference, accommodation, food and transportation to and from Hostel/Conference venue. You are responsible for the cost and arrangement of transportation to Copenhagen, Denmark.

    If you prefer better quality accommodation in a hotel, please reserve your own accommodation in one of the hotels in Copenhagen.

    Cancellation:

    • A refund will be given for cancellations received 20 days before the first day of a conference. Cancellation fee is  20 EUR.
    • No refund will be given for cancellations received later than 19 days before start of the conference.

  • We look forward to a conference full of exciting seminars and workshops with a focus on both practical elements as well as real life business cases.

    We will present you a fascinating panel discussion and some real hands-on experience in terms of the case competition. During the conference you will also get the opportunity to experience the daily life aspects of a sustainable city where we will show you the alternative and possible ways of designing and constructing a sustainable city by looking at the many sustainable features of Copenhagen.

    Presidents' Meeting

    Prior to the Spring Meeting, all the Presidents of oikos chapters will meet to share their experience, discuss the management and current state of their chapters and get important updates from the international level of oikos.

    All the presidents are expected to participate and shape the whole oikos network.

    Timing & Venue

    09:00 – 10:15 Registration at the hostel

    10:30 – 13:15 President's Meeting

    Venue: room PH 210,  Porcelænshaven 20, 2000 Frederiksberg

    Download the programme of the Presidents' Meeting here

    Impact your City - rootAbility

    Moderator: Ragnar Martens, rootAbility

    The goal of sustainable campus is to provide a general understanding of sustainability in higher education and the role that students play. Students will be engaged in discussions on how they can affect their cities as they are asked to identify possible projects that benefit their respective universities and cities.

    There will be showcase examples of successful European student initiatives and their impact on the city with a focus on stakeholders in city creation. Students will learn how to get started with their own projects towards building more sustainable cities, something they can take home and apply in their home cities or at their own universities.

    Innovation for Sustainable Urban Mobility

    Speaker: Christian Erik Kampmann, Copenhagen Business School

    The growth of cities based upon automobiles driving on fossil fuels has created a situation that is not sustainable: severe congestion, poor air quality, noise emissions and high levels of CO2 emissions. The resulting urgent need for new technologies, products and processes that are environmentally sustainable will create new commercial opportunities and radically change existing markets and whole industries. How will green technology shape mobility in the cities of the future?
    This seminar will address the challenges of sustainable mobility in cities and present examples of ideas designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses today and tomorrow.

    Sustainable Use for Public Space

    Speaker: Lars Gemzøe, Gehl Architects

    Cities around the world increasingly face problems with public health, traffic congestion and pollution. Quality of life in cities depends very much on how these problems are solved. How the spaces between the buildings used and what are are the priorities?

    This seminar will depict city planning with people in mind: a strong emphasis on planning for “softer” mobility and high quality public spaces for the citizens that can offer great improvements in daily life. Examples from Copenhagen, Melbourne, Mexico and New York will be presented.

    Case Competition

    The case competition is the opportunity to solve a real-world situation and discuss innovative ideas applicability to a specific challenge in urban sustainability. Participants will be divided into teams consisting of CBS students and oikos members from all over the world which will create interesting diversity and a unique opportunity of knowledge sharing whilst dealing with a real problem benefitting both the case presenter and the attendees.

    The goal of the case competition is to get hands on experience for the students on a specific project whilst using some of the tools you will have picked up from the rootAbility workshop, and inspiration from the mobility and city planning seminar.

    Panel discussion

    Panel Discussion: The role of government, business, academia and NGOs in creating sustainable cities.
    In this panel discussion we will define the role of the different actors involved in and affected by the implementation of sustainable city strategies. Experts within sustainable city solutions from businesses, government, NGO’s and academia will discuss the socioeconomic benefits of developing sustainable solutions in cities and we will address the actions and tools needed to implement those solutions successfully.

    The goal of the panel discussion is to discuss ways to answer the question of who should be the driving force in shaping sustainable cities. We will learn strategies to address challenges of green growth and how public-private partnerships can play a role in this.

    Legislative Meeting

    During the Legislative Meeting, the whole oikos community will gather to decide on a future of oikos. Full chapters will be voting on the new oikos International President 2015 & 2016 and new international Executive Board members.

    See the profiles of the candidates

    Download the Legislative Meeting presentation

    Note: If your chapter can not be present at the oikos Legislative Meeting in Copenhagen, 9 am - 11:45 am CET time, April 5, 2013, then you can follow the meeting online via Webex and vote on the next International President and Executive Board using the online form.

    How to join the Legislative Meeting online:

    1) Go to this link

    2) Fill the following password in: LMspring

    Cross Chapter Experience

    In this interactive workshop we will share best-practice management tools and methods which have been identified in our different chapters. As every organization has its specific requirements we will exchange ideas and give input on how we can improve the professionalism of our regional organizations, use experiences and structures which have been evaluated as successful and also give general insights into how to design projects more efficiently.

    With this training we aim to become more attractive as a partner for corporations and new members alike, as they will get relevant work experience out of their involvement in oikos. Management tool replications will hopefully lead to better interregional collaborations between chapters and increased impact of our organization.

    Impact Fair: Submit your Project

    On Saturday, 5th April from 3 pm till 4:30 pm, we invite oikos members, alumni and partners to present initiatives & projects to our community at the oikos Impact Fair with brief elevator-pitches. We invite you to submit your initiatives and projects. Please outline the objectives, summary and (expected) impact of your initiative. Information about all initiatives will be shared with the conference participants on the website in advance.

    Submit your project HERE

    Green Architecture Canal Boat Tour

    Copenhagen is famous for it’s waterfront and we would like to show you why: Stay curious for our special sightseeing event on Saturday afternoon where you will get to see Copenhagen from a slightly different angle on a very exciting canal cruise and get some interesting insights into the architecture that surrounds you while floating down the canals in the most environmentally friendly way: electric boats.

    This exclusive opportunity is made possible by Strömma, more information on our partner and the route we will be taking available at their homepage

    Field Trips

    oikos Spring Meeting 2014 will also offer plenty of opportunity to explore wonderful Copenhagen and experience Danish culture(ie Carlsberg,Tuborg and Royal). Sightseeing in relation to our theme is of course included in the program, and plenty of field trips to various projects and businesses are offered the final day of the conference.

    This is the opportunity for the participants to stay in Copenhagen and visit some of Copenhagen’s cultural centers. We want the participants to see and understand why Copenhagen is at the forefront of sustainable city development.

    Free town of Christiania

    Christiania is a model for self-governance, social and environmental sustainability and economic responsibility. The guided tour will emphasise the importance of volunteering, social entrepreneurship and sustainability for the free town of Christiania.

    The energy plant: Amager Resource Centre

    Amager Resource Centre is an integrated part of the city. It manages the resources of the waste, so that recyclable materials, electricity and district heating go back to the residents and the city. The tour will provide a unique insight into the system that might be invisible in everyday life, but turns one man’s trash into another man’s treasure.


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    Christian Erik Kampmann
    Christian Erik Kampmann is Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School. He has a background in engineering and physics from DTU (Technical University of Denmark) and a Ph.D. in Management from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). His specialty is system dynamics, a field applying concepts from engineering control theory to socio-economic problems. Much of his academic research has been on methods to improve the analytical tools for system dynamics, but he also has a substantive research interest in the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, particularly in the transportation sector.

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    Lars Gamzøe
    Lars Gamzøe has over 30 years teaching and practicing architecture and place making across the world. Lars is widely considered an international authority on quality of Public Space and Public Life, having lectured at numerous universities and seminars throughout the world. Recently Lars has been actively consulting private developers and local authorities in Ireland, UK, Australia, USA and in Jordan as well as for Danish towns. Lars is Gehl Architects representative to the Cycling Embassy of Denmark.

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    Tina Saaby
    Tina Saaby has been Copenhagen City Architect since 2010. Tina has got a 16-year experience of sketching, designing and managing projects with key competences within urban development in general, user involvement, social innovation and new ways of organising building processes. She is visiting professor at Sheffield University and external examiner at different universities concerning architecture and urban development. She was previously Vice Chair of the Danish Architects Association, a director and partner of Witraz Arkitekter and a teacher at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She has been involved in several public space projects in Copenhagen.

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    Ragnar Martens
    Already in High School, Ragnar started to advance innovative projects that would shape his personality early on, such as the development and implementation of new study concepts. From his first, until his last year of studies at Maastricht University, Ragnar has been involved with Maastricht University Green Office: As a volunteer, Ragnar worked on the Ctrl-Alt-Delete Emissions Project and later as student coordinator, where he applied his prior business knowledge and team leading skills. In June 2012, UM Green Office was awarded the Student Leadership Award which marked an important milestone in Ragnar’s plans to pursue a career in sustainable development.
    Ragnar majored in Management Information Systems, took a minor in Finance at Maastricht University and attended an exchange semester in Istanbul. Today, he works as a project coordinator for rootAbility, where he is responsible for outreach and the execution of on-going projects.

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    Niels Kornum
    Niels Kornum is an Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School. His research interest is multi-stakeholder analysis developed on the basis of branding theory, but recently applied to a study on recycling and circular economy concerning to what extent it possible to create synergy between public, private and consumer related stakeholders in Denmark. Niels has also been co-editing a Journal of Business Research special issue on multi-stakeholder analysis and has also written articles in the field.
    Niels has been involved in developing the CIEL "Green Innovation in Cities" program, developed several courses in the context of green innovation, sustainability and cities, including Beijing Copenhagen Urban Challenge being initiated in the summer of 2013 in both Beijing and Copenhagen.

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    Simon Kjær Hansen
    Simon Kjær Hansen holds a Master Degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and the New School University in New York. He currently works as deputy director at the Technical and Environmental Administration in the City of Copenhagen where he is head of City development and strategy. The department is amongst other things responsible for planning, housing policy, traffic and environmental policy e.g. the city's plan to be carbon neutral in 2025. Simon Kjær Hansen was previously chief of Staff to the Lord Mayor Of Copenhagen and from 2005-2006 policy adviser at the UK Government's Cabinet Office. We are proud to present him as our government representative in our panel debate Friday

    IBM CASE COMPETITION


    Cecilie IBM
    Cecilie B. Müller
    Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, Country Responsible, IBM Danmark

    Peter IBM
    Peter B. Lange
    Executive IT-Architect & Technical Sales Manager at IBM Denmark

    Kim IBM
    Kim Escherich
    Executive Innovation Architect, Pan-European CTO Team at IBM SWG Denmark

    Anders IBM
    Anders Quitzau
    Innovation Executive at IBM Denmark


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    The payment deadline was February 16

    Chapter members

    The participation fee for student members is 90 EUR , to be paid after acceptance of your application. The fee includes admission to the conference, accommodation, food and transportation to and from Hostel/Conference venue. You are responsible for the cost and arrangement of transportation to Copenhagen, Denmark.

    You can find below our bank account details

    Owner : oikos Copenhagen

    Account : Spring Meeting 84011262957
    IBAN kontonummer : DK7284010001262957
    SWIFT-adresse/BIC : MEKUDK21

    Reason for transfer: Name - Surname - Chapter

    You should consider transfer fees may be charged.
    Please make sure the full amount of money is actually transferred.

    Alumni & Advisors

    As alumni or advisors you have two options according to your financial possibilities.


    Option 1)
    210 EUR covers real conference expenses.

    Option 2) 90 EUR is a subsidised fee we offer to our student members. You may chose this option in case you are a student or have financial limitations.

    The participation fee ( both option 1 an 2) includes admission to the conference, accommodation, food and transportation to and from Hostel/Conference venue. You are responsible for the cost and arrangement of transportation to Copenhagen, Denmark.

    If you prefer better quality accommodation in a hotel, please reserve your own accommodation in one of the hotels in Copenhagen.

    You can find below our bank account details

    Owner : oikos Copenhagen

    Account : Spring Meeting 84011262957
    IBAN kontonummer : DK7284010001262957
    SWIFT-adresse/BIC : MEKUDK21

    Reason for transfer: Name - Surname - Chapter

    You should consider transfer fees may be charged.
    Please make sure the full amount of money is actually transferred.

  • The oikos Spring Meeting 2014 will take place in Copenhagen.

    The accommodation for all international students, alumni, advisors will be at Generator Hostel.

    It is a hostel in the middle of Copenhagen with a lot of facilities, a super lounge area and a free wi-fi. You will stay in rooms with 6-8 other oikees.

    The first day you will have to arrive at Generator Hostel by your own. The hostel is located in the city-centre and can easily be reached by using public transports. Detailed information can be found in the Generator Hostel website here

    As specified in the link, if you come from the airport you will have to take the metro and buy a 3-zone ticket. It will cost you DKK 36 (EU 4,80)

    Otherwise you can ask for a taxi right outside the airport. A taxi will cost approx. DKK 250-270 (EU 35-40).
    The exact address of Generator Hostel is: Adelgade 5-7 1304,Copenhagen,Denmark

    Here some pictures of lounge areas and female rooms

    Generator Hostel -Bar

    Generator hostel - Lounge Area 2

    Generator Hostel - Rooms

    You can also make a virtual tour here 😎

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    Franzi

    Franziska Straten - Project coordinator - I am originally a student from Hamburg (Germany) studying socio-economics and in my full-year exchange in wonderful Copenhagen I joined oikos Copenhagen, as I will be busy with sustainability all my life and wanted to get involved.

    Sustainability without economics is useless and economics without sustainability have no perspective, so I try to learn as much as possible about both disciplines to get them together in the best possible way. Because I am born & raised in a big city and definitely dedicated to urban living, the topic of our Spring Meeting 2014 "sustainable cities:strategies and challenges" will provide some insight in my future life.

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    Nikolay Ivanov - Originally from Bulgaria I have lived in Denmark for the past five years. I have just completed a Minor in Sustainable Business and I am on the edge of finishing my Masters degree in International Business and Politics.

    I am very passionate about sustainability and really want to make a difference not only for myself but also for the brighter future of our small world. Currently, I am the President of oikos Copenhagen – have been with oikos for a little more than a year and I love it! I enjoy good laughter, challenging situations and hot dancing.

    Kim

    Kim Olsen - I study international business and politics at Copenhagen Business School. I joined oikos in 2013 but have always had an interest in sustainability, especially climate change, and sustainability's innovative character.

    I like to be inspired and oikos is great at just that. My interests are all kinds of sports, especially snowboarding and afterski. Cheers!

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    Karolina Greda – I study International Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School. I am originally from Poland and in 2009 I joined oikos Warsaw when doing my Bachelor’s at Warsaw School of Economics. oikos helped me define my area of interest and find a real sense in pursuing studies at business school.
    Both oikos Warsaw and oikos Copenhagen will always remain the best part of my university life.

    I found here great and inspiring people and had a chance to participate in fascinating projects. It is also a great chance to gain experience that any kind of student job or internship can give you: being a project owner and holding a full responsibility for both design and execution phase and in the same time having fun with like-minded people.

    Chiara

    Chiara Remus - 24, Italy. I’m doing my master in International Marketing Management at CBS. My dream is to go to Tokyo and my favorite cities are Copenhagen and Brescia (my hometown).

    I love sustainability in cities, in fashion and in food, and I love biking. I joined oikos because I wanted to try to “live” my university and ended up learning a huge amount of things and discovering a super network of people

    Tanja

    Tanja Sloth Carlsen - Hi, I'm Tanja. I'm Danish and have been living in Copenhagen since I started my bachelor, Asian Studies Programme, in September 2012.

    I joined oikos in 2013, because I've always had an interest in the current global climate changes. I find the organization very inspiring and insightful, and I've truly enjoyed working on the Spring Meeting and other events with some really great people.

    Joana

    Joana Mulmaite - I am an international student from Lithuania studying International business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School. I have joined oikos very recently, however I have already learned a lot.

    My interest in sustainability in broader perspective came about a year ago, but since my childhood I was interested in environment protection. I joined oikos, because it helps to develop this interest on different perspectives and allows getting to know many motivating people.

    Maria

    Maria Engebretsen - 24 year old student from Norway, currently in my 1. year at Msc International Business at CBS. I joined oikos to engange in and learn more about sustainability within businesses.

    Interests: Social Entrepreneurship, Music, Travelling, Yoga and Dancing

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    Sophie Marie Cappelen - Hey, I’m Sophie. I’m a twenty-three year old Norwegian who’s been living in Copenhagen for almost four years. I’m currently studying for my master’s degree in Creative Business Process, with a background in Business Administration and Philosophy.

    After being curious about oikos for some time, I finally decided to join the organization to learn more about the topic and to meet some likeminded people. Within the field of sustainability I’m especially interested in architecture and city planning, in addition to sustainable food practices.

    Sophie Marie Cappelen - Hey, I’m Sophie. I’m a twenty-three year old Norwegian who’s been living in Copenhagen for almost four years. I’m currently studying for my master’s degree in Creative Business Process, with a background in Business Administration and Philosophy.

    After being curious about oikos for some time, I finally decided to join the organization to learn more about the topic and to meet some likeminded people. Within the field of sustainability I’m especially interested in architecture and city planning, in addition to sustainable food practices.

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    Kristian Pettersen - Hi, I am a 27 year old Norwegian, studying on my final semester of my master degree in Human Resource Management. I have lived 1,5 year now in Copenhagen, and enjoy every second of it.

    I joined oikos after several of my friends already had been members for a while. Learning about sustainability and how to organize a conference as a team are great experiences to have. And as an oikos member, I also get the chance to get in contact with many other CBS-students, sharing experiences and creating valuable bonds.

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    Patrick Duvfors - originally from Norway, and moved to Copenhagen last August, to get my masters degree in Applied Economics and Finance. I joined oikos last October, and my main interest when it comes to sustainability is (surprise, surprise) sustainable finance/economics/investments.
    Interests: Sport, travelling, poker and enjoying life.

  • Participants

    General Questions

    How many members from each chapter get to attend the Spring Meeting 2014?

    Three would be the ideal number of members from each chapter at the Spring Meeting 2014. That being said, we would strongly encourage whoever wishes to attend the Spring Meeting to fill in the online application. In case there is an excess of applicants from your chapter, you will be put on a waiting list and we will evaluate the application when the minimum representation criteria from each chapter has been fulfilled.

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    Can alumni from my chapter attend the Spring Meeting?

    Yes, we strongly encourage alumni to attend.

    When can I arrive at and till what date will the hostel accommodation be provided to me?

    The hostel accommodation will be provided from 3rd to 6th of April.

    What does the participation fee from the Spring Meeting 2014 cover?

    The participation fee covers accommodation and food. Participants need to cover their travel costs themselves.

    I have been put on the waiting list for the Spring Meeting 2014. When will I hear from you on the final outcome of my application?

    You will hear from us by 24th of January. Please, feel free to contact us in case you have any queries.

    How do I apply for the Project Fair?

    Kindly register via the following link – http://oikos-international.org/programmes/conferences/futurelab/impactfairsubmission/

    The deadline for application is March 25, 2014.

    Payment Questions:

    When is the deadline for making the payment for the Spring Meeting?

    Most important : as soon as you do the payment send us an email or a Facebook message, so we know we have to wait for your bank transfer to arrive. ✎ ✍ ✉

    People who will not do the payment and/or send us a confirmation will loose their place and be put in the waiting list again.

    Can I pay via credit card?

    No, not anymore. Please pay directly at the Spring Meeting account.

    Can I pay via bank transfer?

    Yes, you can make the payment via bank transfer as well. Following are our account details that you’ll need:

    How much is 90 EUR in the currency used in my country?

    Here is a site where you can easily make the conversion - http://www.oanda.com

    What is included in the 90 EUR student participation fees for the Spring Meeting 2014?

    90 EUR includes admission to the conference, accommodation, transportation to and from Hostel/Conference venue and food. You are responsible for the cost and arrangement of transportation to and from the city where you are currently living.

    Logistical Questions

    How do I get to Copenhagen?

    You can reach Copenhagen by plane, by car, by train, even by boat.

    If you come from Europe by plane we recommend
    - Easyjet: low cost flights. Click here
    - Scandinavian Airlines: for people under 26 years old there is the option "Book Youth in Europe", flights will always cost around EU 80-90 independently on when you book them Click here

    If you come outside Europe here is the link where you can find the routes and airports linked with Copenhagen.Route map

    How do I get to the venue for the Spring Meeting?

    The first day you will have to arrive at the Generator Hostel by your own. The hostel is located in the city-centre and can easily be reached by using public transports. Detailed information can be found in the Generator Hostel website here
    As specified in the link, if you come from the airport you will have to take the metro and buy a 3-zone ticket. It will cost you DKK 36 (EU 4,80)

    Otherwise you can ask for a taxi right outside the airport. A taxi will cost approx. DKK 250-270 (EU 35-40).
    The exact address of Generator Hostel is: Adelgade 5-7 1304,Copenhagen,Denmark

    Presidents' Meeting

    Presidents'  Meeting 

    In the morning, April 6, the oikos Presidents and the Executive Board members will meet and discuss the development in oikos.

    The meeting will start on Thursday morning, at 10:30 am, April 6 and finish in the early afternoon before the official opening of the Spring Meeting.

    Will accommodation be provided to me if I arrive on the evening earlier?

    We will try our best to get you a couch with an oikee in Copenhagen. However, we can’t promise to get you an accommodation. Please get in touch with us at the earliest in case you plan to arrive earlier.

     

  • For more information, click on the names below:

     

    CCC

    Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster

    The mission of Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster is to create an attractive platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration between Danish and foreign companies, knowledge institutions, organizations and authorities in order to promote growth and employment, support entrepreneurs and growth in SME´s ,as well as increase international awareness of Danish competencies and promote the Danish Cleantech industry on an international level. 

       

    CBS

    Copenhagen Business School

    We are very proud to host the oikos Spring Meeting at the Copenhagen Business School in Frederiksberg with its impressive architecture and extraordinary reputation of being one of the leading Business Schools in Europe.CBS is a Business School in a broad sense of the term, so it offers many cross-disciplinary courses that are business related in one way or another. We have a broad range of researchers in the field of Sustainability and Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has a strong reputation in the area of business ethics and the related field of CSR, where it has risen steadily in the latest CSR MBA specialization rankings among international recruiters. 

      

    Frederiksberg Kommune

    Frederiksberg Municipality

    The City of Frederiksberg is a modern, metropolitan local authority where Copenhagen Business School is located. It is one of Denmark's municipalities with a strong green profile focusing on climate and is also called "the green oasis of the capital". An action plan has been prepared on how to re-align the city's energy system to become independent from fossil fuels. The municipality works with a team of environmental ambassadors, offers free climate checks of houses and organizes events to inspire the citizens to save energy. 

       

    Copenhagen Capacity

    Copenhagen Capacity

    On the evening of Thursday the 3th of April, we will have the pleasure of co-hosting a dinner with one of our partners, Copenhagen Capacity.Copenhagen Capacity is the Danish capital city region’s official organization for investment promotion, talent attraction and cluster growth. Copenhagen Capacity has a range of activities devoted to attracting and retaining talent in the greater Copenhagen region - among others within cleantech.During the dinner you will be able to meet and network with representatives of Copenhagen Capacity. They are very much looking forward to meet you! 

     

    State of green

    State of Green

    State of Green is the official green brand for Denmark. The brand and its supporting activities are created to strengthen international awareness of the solutions and competences of Danish business and industry within energy, water, climate adaption and environment.We are happy about their invitation to their Showroom House of Green on Friday 4th April where we will get some interesting insights into Copenhagen´s strategy to become a more sustainable city.

      

    Stromma

    Strömma

    Strömma is one of the largest adventure companies with operations in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Hemavan Tärnaby, Helsinki and Copenhagen. Their mission is: Experiences, activities and entertainment, meetings and leisure.They have been awarded as Climate+ front runner and with the Climate + award in 2009 for their use of electric boats to reduce their carbon footprint. On Saturday, 5th April we will have our Sustainable cities canal boat tour with them. 

      

    CBS Sustainability

    CBS Sustainability Platform

    CBS is a pioneer in embedding UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is currently reviewing everything we do through this lens. The ambition is to make responsible management education an integral part of our core activities around research and education while leading by example through our own organisational practices in delivering our services. 

      

    CBS Students

    CBS Students

    CBS Students is the student union here at Copenhagen Business School, run solely by voluntary students. CBS Students represents every student at CBS, is the spokesman for and caretaker of all students of CBS regardless of your study line, gender, nationality, interest etc. CBS Students is partly politically independent constantly working towards making CBS a better university both academically and socially.

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    Sustainia

    Sustainia is a Denmark based NGO that promotes and supports sustainable living in Denmark and beyond. It is an innovation platform where companies, NGOs, foundations and international leaders meet to support and work with concrete actions towards sustainability. With a focus on easily available and scalable solutions it is Sustainia’s mission to mature markets and sectors for sustainable products and services.

      

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    Vesterkopi

    Vester Kopi is a chain of eco-friendly print shops, located in the Greater Copenhagen, Odense, Fredericia, Vejle, Aarhus and Aalborg areas. Vester Kopi is an environmentally responsible partner and has been certified to use the Nordic Ecolabel ‘The Swan’. Its ambition is that the high quality of the print material does not come at the expense of our environment and to always focus on environmentally friendly production. 

      

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    Rundvisergruppen

    The Tour Guide Group in Christiania has been showing large and small groups round Christiania for over 30 years. Christiania, also known as Freetown Christiania is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood of about 850 residents. The Tour Group is, like Christiania itself, a group of different people who have lived most of their lives in Christiania, and have taken part in both the political, cultural and social life of Christiania. 

      

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    Final Cut for Real

    Final Cut for Real is dedicated to high-end creative documentaries for the international market. Its policy is to be curious, daring and seek out directors with serious artistic ambitions. They look for interesting stories, great characters and in-depth social analysis - and also try to give the films a twist of humour. Final Cut for Real produced the Human Scale, movie which will be screened during oikos Spring Meeting in Copenhagen. 

      

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    rootAbility

    rootAbility is a social business that drives the sustainability transition of the European higher education sector, by establishing and coaching student-driven and staff-supported sustainability units, teams and projects. 

 NEWS:

27.03.2014 – Application for CBS students are open, one week left!

10.02.2014  Applications to become an Executive Board (EB) member of oikos and to become President of oikos are now both open! Apply by March 20th. The presentation of the candidates and the elections will take place during Spring Meeting. Please find more information about the two positions below in this column.

 

25.01.2014 – Confirmation letters have been sent to your personal emails. In the email you will find bank account details. We remind you that the payment deadline is February 10.

 

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