1st Training Workshop on Methods

Venue: University of Jyväskylä, Central Finland

Buildings: Agora, C-Building, Ruusupuisto, Kärki

18-22 March 2020

Subject: 1st Training Workshop on Methods of the Neo-PRISM-C
MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE INNOVATIVE TRAINING NETWORK (ITN)
Grant Agreement No. 813546

We are pleased to welcome you all to the 1st Training Workshop of the Neo-PRISM-C Project, to be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Central Finland, on March 18-22, 2020. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Finland; Please make sure that you register through the website for this wonderful event! 

Meeting hours: 09:00-18:30 (including coffee / refreshment breaks and lunch)

Agenda

DAY 1: Wednesday March 18, 2020

Building Room
08.30 - 08.50 Registration
08.50 - 09.00 Opening of Methods Workshop   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
09.00 - 09.40 Tour de table: Presentation of all scientists-in-charge & Introduction of the Partner Organisations   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
09.40 - 10.00 Discussion   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
10.00 - 10.40 REA Project Officer presentation   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
10.40 - 11.00 Discussion   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
11.00 - 11.20 Coffee Break
11.20 - 12.00 Coordinator's report: Presentation of the Network and the progress covering aspects of management   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
12.00 - 12.20 Discussion   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
12.20 - 13.00 ESRs’ presentation: background, individual research projects   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
13.00 - 13.20 Discussion   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
13.20 - 14.20 Lunch
14.20 - 15.00 ESRs' presentation: background, individual research projects   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
15.00 - 15.20 Discussion   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
15.20 - 16.00 Supervisory Board meeting I MC fellows & REA representatives   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
16.00 - 16.20 Break
16.20 - 16.50 Supervisor Networking MC fellows & REA representatives   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
16.50 - 17.10 Restricted Session: Meeting between coordinator and Project Officer to discuss any issue   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
17.10 - 17.40 Feedback from the REA Project Officer on the output of the network so far   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
         
18.00 - 19.00 Site visit Faculty of Education and Psychology   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
19.00 Welcome Dinner   Restaurant Figaro  

DAY 2: Thursday March 19, 2020

Building Room
08.30 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.40 Introduction to research designs and assessment Spanoudis (UCY) Päärakennus – C Building, Universities Main Building C 311 C4
09.40 - 10.00 Discussion   Päärakennus – C Building, Universities Main Building C 311 C4
10.00 - 10.40 I-Methodological aspects of treatment studies (e.g., RCT studies) Tijms (RID) Päärakennus – C Building, Universities Main Building C 311 C4
10.40 - 11.00 Discussion   Päärakennus – C Building, Universities Main Building C 311 C4
11.00 - 11.20 Coffee Break
11.20 - 12.00 II-Methodological aspects of treatment studies (e.g., quasi-experimental designs) Savolainen (JYU) Päärakennus – C Building, Universities Main Building C 311 C4
12.00 - 12.20 Discussion   Päärakennus – C Building, Universities Main Building C 311 C4
12.20 - 13.00 Time management, team-building skills, and human resource management Kelic (SUVAG) Päärakennus – C Building, Universities Main Building C 311 C4
13.00 - 13.20 Discussion   Päärakennus – C Building, Universities Main Building C 311 C4
13.20 - 14.20 Lunch
14.20 - 15.20 ESR Meeting DOC / EDUC Meeting   Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D104 Helena
15.20 - 16.00 Supervisory Board Meeting II   Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D104 Helena
16.00 - 16.20 Break
16.20 - 16.50 Supervisors discussions - meeting time between ESRs and their supervisory groups   Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D104 Helena
16.50 - 18.00 Supervisors discussions - meeting time between ESRs and their supervisory groups   Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D104 Helena
         
19.00 Get together: ESR posters (presentation of projects, approach and methods)   Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU aula

DAY 3: Friday March 20, 2020

Building Room
08.30 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.40 I - Introduction to brain imaging with MEG/EEG Hämäläinen (JYU) Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D101 Juho
09.40 - 10.00 Discussion   Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D101 Juho
10.00 - 10.40 Psychophysiological methods (e.g., heart rate, skin conductance, facial EMG) with fNIRS in developmental studies Panayiotou (UCY) Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D101 Juho
10.40 - 11.00 Discussion   Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D101 Juho
11.00 - 11.20 Coffee Break
11.20 - 12.00 Understanding psychopathological symptoms through the combination of brain (fNIRS, TMS) and physiological assessments Fanti (UCY) Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D101 Juho
12.00 - 12.20 Discussion   Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D101 Juho
12.20 - 13.00 Introduction to eye-tracking Loberg & Hautala (JYU, NMI) Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D101 Juho
13.00 - 13.20 Discussion   Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D101 Juho
13.20 - 14.20 Lunch
14.20 - 15.30 Ia. Hands-on MEG and eye-tracking combined
Ib. Hands-on ET
  Kärki, Department of Psychology MEG Lab / Lab
15.30 - 15.40 Break
15.40 - 16.50 IIa. Hands-on MEG and eye-tracking combined
IIb. Hands-on ET
  Kärki, Department of Psychology MEG Lab / Lab
16.50 - 18.00 Roundtable discussions on research and methodology of ESRs projects   Ruusupuisto (RUU) Building, Department of Teaching and Teaching Education RUU D101 Juho
         
18:30 Dinner and Saunas   Savutuvan apaja transfer TBA

DAY 4: Saturday March 21, 2020

Building Room
08.30 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.40 Neural basis of learning difficulties Leppänen (JYU) Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
09.40 - 10.00 Discussion   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
10.00 - 10.40 Genetic basis of language-related learning difficulties (dyslexia, SLI) I Bartlett (NCH) Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
10.40 - 11.00 Discussion   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
11.00 - 11.20 Coffee Break
11.20 - 12.00 Genetic basis of language-related learning difficulties Bartlett (NCH) Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
12.00 - 12.20 Discussion   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
12.20 - 13.00 An Introduction to Item Response Theory Sideridis (UOA) Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
13.00 - 13.20 Discussion   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
13.20 - 14.20 Lunch
14.20 - 15.00 VR as an assessment and training environment Avraamides (SLVS) Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
15.00 - 15.20 Discussion   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
15.20 - 16.00 Efficient publication procedures Papadopoulos (UCY) Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
16.00 - 16.20 Refreshments
16.20 - 16.50 Roundtable discussions on research and methodology of ESRs projects   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
16.50 - 17.40 Concluding Meeting – feedback and looking forward   Agora (Ag) Lea Pulkkisen Sali Ag B431.1
         
19:00 Farewell dinner   Toivola Old Courtyard, Cygnaeuksenkatu 2, 40100 Jyväskylä optional continuing to finnish Karaoke bar  

Social Events

Welcome Dinner

Date: Wednesday, 18.03.2020
Time: 19:00
Place: Restaurant Figaro

Our Neo-PRISM-C welcome dinner will take place at the Restaurant & Winebistro Figaro in the Jyväskylä city center. 

Get-together & ESR poster presentations

Date: Thursday, 19.03.2020
Time: 19:00
Place: Aula Ruusupuisto

We will come together and get up to date on the individual research projects. Enjoy some snacks, drinks, and discussion while ESRs present posters outlining their research plans.

Savutuvan Apaja: Dinner & Sauna

Date: Friday, 20.03.2020
Time: 19:00
Place: Savutuvan Apaja

We will become familiar with Finnish culture at Savutuvan Apaja – located in Haapaniemi, a small island around 12 km away from the University of Jyväskylä. There we will enjoy a delicious local dinner and experience the relaxing Finnish Sauna tradition. Towels and sauna accessories will be provided and there will be separate saunas for Ladies and Gentlemen. To round up the evening, let’s have a refreshing dip into the lake Päijänne after sauna, bring your bathing suits!

Farewell Party

Date: Saturday, 21.03.2020
Time: 19:00
Place: Restaurant Toivolan

We will close our meeting with a Farewell Party at the Toivolan restaurant on Saturday, 21st of March. Let’s enjoy our last evening with a nice dinner and celebrate our progress, new experiences, and anticipation to our next project meeting in Fall 2020! 

List of Participants

BENEFICIARIES

Prof. Timothy Papadopoulos (Coordinator)
Prof. Georgia Panayiotou

Prof. Marios Avraamides
Dr. George Spanoudis

Center for Applied Neuroscience
Dept. of Psychology

Dr. Kostas Fanti
Dept. of Psychology
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Prof. Paavo Leppanen
Dept. of Psychology
Prof. Minna Torppa
Dept. of Teacher Education
Prof. Mikko Aro
Dept. of Education
Jyväskylä University, Finland

Prof. Valéria Csépe
Dr. Ferenc Honbolygó

Prof. Zoltán Vidnyánszky
Brain Imaging Center (BIC-HAS)
Research Center for Natural Sciences- Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary 

Prof. Olivier Luminet
Psychological Sciences Research Institute-IPSY
Dr. Magali Lahaye
Dept. of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Dr. Bonnie Auyeung
Dept. of Psychology
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dr. Yiannis Tsaousis
Dr. Panayiota Dimitropoulou
Department of Psychology
University of Crete, Greece

Dr. George Sideridis
Dept. of Primary Education
University of Athens, Greece

Dr. Kleanthis Neokleous
R&I Department
SilverSky, Cyprus

Dr. Juha-Matti Latvala
Niilo Mäki Institute
Niilo Mäki Foundation, Finland

Dr. Jurgen Tijms
Research & Innovation Division
Regionaal Instituut voor Dyslexie B.V. (RID), Netherlands

PARTNER ORGANISATION

Prof. Christopher Bartlett
Department of Pediatrics
Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the Ohio State University, USA

Dr. Christina Florence Lavallée
Strategic Product Manager
Brain Products GmbH, Germany

Dr. Sam Hutton
European Rep. Office of SR-Research
Mind’s Eye Research Ltd., Sussex Innovation Center, University of Sussex, United Kingdom


Dr. Katarina Pavičić Dokoza

Dr. Maja Kelić
Department of Medical Rehabilitation
SUVAG Polyclinic Zagreb, Croatia

Dr. Eleni Karayianni
Executive Board
Cyprus Psychological Association, Cyprus

Prof. Reinout Wiers
Co-supervision of ESR placed at RBC
Dept. of Dev.  Psychology
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prof. Judit Navracsics
Faculty of Modern Philology and Social Sci.
University of Pannonia, Hungary

Accommodation

Jyväskylä has a wide range of hotels to choose from, from hostels offering budget accommodation to cozy boutique hotels and a number of well-furbished quality hotels. The room rates in Finland are reasonable, and the rates include taxes, a buffet breakfast in hotels, often free WIFI and also the opportunity to use the guest sauna. 

The organizers have negotiated special rates for the NeoPrismC 1st Training Workshop on Methods participants in Hotel Alba featured below. Hotel Alba lies close to the seminar venue, Jyväskylä University Campus, and about 15 min walk from the city centre and the railway station/bus station (“Matkakeskus” in Finnish). Please note that there is a limited number of special rate rooms available and bookings are made on the “first booked, first reserved” basis – thus booking well in advance is recommended.  

Hotel Alba

Ahlmaninkatu 4, 40100 Jyväskylä

Hotel Alba is a privately owned hotel located on the waterfront of Lake Jyväsjärvi. The rooms have lovely views to the lake or the University campus area, and the breakfast keeps you going for hours. From the porch of Hotel Alba starts 5 km and 10 km routes that circles the lake and provides an ideal opportunity for walks or jogging. The hotel provides free WI-FI and the use of guest sauna on certain hours.

Single Room – 68 €/night
Twin Room – 82 €/night (41 € per person per night when shared by two, full rate will be charged if for single use)

Booking by 17 Feb, use the code: neoprismc 

through the hotel website: www.hotellialba.fi or directly on the booking form  

Bookings also by e-mail: info@hotellialba.fi, or phone: +358 (0)14 636311 

Hotel Alba features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a sauna and free breakfast. If you are driving to Finlandia Hotel Alba, free parking is available.

Nearby landmarks such as Jyvaskylan satama (0.8 mi) and Kuokkalan silta (0.9 mi) make Finlandia Hotel Alba a great place to stay when visiting Jyväskylä. While in Jyväskylä, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Finlandia Hotel Alba, including Figaro Restaurant (0.8 mi), Hualong (0.8 mi), and Le Qulkuri (1.1 mi). If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Natural History Museum of Central Finland (0.8 mi), Maki-Matin perhepuisto (0.7 mi), or University of Jyvaskyla (0.5 mi).

 

Alternative Accommodation

 

For alternatives, the Visit Jyväskylä and Jyväskylä Regional Tourist Information website is a good place to start. 

 

GRANT HOLDER

Travel Information

Finland is the eighth-largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. It is a top performer in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life, and human development. Finland is a hidden gem tucked into the far up North, a treasure waiting to be discovered.

Nature

Finland is a country of vast green forests, beautiful Baltic Sea islands, windswept arctic fells and thousands of blue lakes. These untouched and beautiful landscapes provide habitat for thousands of wild animals and birds – many of which can be seen on arranged wildlife excursions and bird watching sanctuaries. Finland is often called the Land of a Thousand Lakes. A modest name, considering that there are, in fact, 188 000 lakes in the country. As many of these lakes are very large in size, a great part of Finland is covered in water – making Finland distinguishably different from other European countries.

Aurora Borealis

One of the most remarkable features of Finland is light. When the endless sunshine of summer gives way to dark winter, the Northern Lights appear like magic and lighten up the sky. The further north you go, the greater the chances of spotting the Aurora Borealis – in Finnish Lapland they can appear on 200 nights a year. In Helsinki and the south, Aurora can be seen on roughly 20 nights a winter, away from city lights.

Sauna

Sauna forms a great part of our country’s heritage and culture. It is estimated that there are over two million saunas in Finland. For a population of 5.3 million, this equals to an average of one per household – there’s even one inside the parliament. There are many traditions and practices concerning the sauna experience, but the most important one for the Finns is to relax, purifying both body and mind.

Welcoming everyone to the heart of the Finnish Lakeland, Jvyäskylä!

Jyväskylä is the largest city in the region of Central Finland and on the Finnish Lakeland. Elias Lönnrot, the compiler of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, gave the city the nickname “Athens of Finland”. This nickname refers to the major role of Jyväskylä as an educational centre.

Jyväskylä is located about 270km north from Helsinki, on the shore of Finland´s second largest lake, Päijänne. At the time of arrival, the surrounding nature with its lakes and forests will appear as a frozen winter wonderland.

The city itself is known for its young and sportive vibe, being the capital of sport and physical activity of Finland and having an approximate of 42000 students in her population of 142.000. Due to its compact city structure, Jyväskylä is easy to explore by foot or bike. 

Culturally the city has a lot to offer, about 28 buildings in the region of Jyväskylä are designed by world-famous architect Alvar Aalto. The loss of sunshine is made up by with Jyväskylä being the leader in urban lightning for about 20 years. As the night falls, the Vesilinna tower at Harju, Kuokkala bridge and the rest of the some 100 permanently lit objects make the city glow.

In March in Jyväskylä average temperature is between -5° to -10°C.  

Read more about these places and how to visit them here https://visitjyvaskyla.fi/en

Flights

Jyväskylä has an airport, located about 20 km north from the city. Flights come in from Helsinki. It takes about 20 mins by taxi to reach the city center from the airport. There are no public transport connections between the airport and the center.

The flights between Helsinki and Jyväskylä are operated by Finnair. For further info, visit www.finnair.com.

From Helsinki

Jyväskylä can also be reached from Helsinki by train or bus. Depending on the line, the travel time could take between 3 hours and 4 hours. Both modes of transportation arrive to the Travel Centre (Matkakeskus) of Jyväskylä.

Trains from Helsinki

Travelling from Helsinki airport to Jyväskylä by train requires at least one change (through Tikkurila) but the cities are well connected with a regular schedule. Tickets can be purchased online https://www.vr.fi/en  Choose Helsinki Airport as your origin. 

Buses from Helsinki

Matkahuolto, the finnish national bus company, offers buses between Helsinki and Jyväskylä. These are always direct connections, but to take them, you need to go to the center of Helsinki (the buses start from Kamppi – https://www.kamppi.fi/en).

For prices and further info on the bus schedule visit: https://www.matkahuolto.fi/en 

Finnair offers buses between the airport and the Helsinki main train station. For further information, visit https://www.finnair.com/fi/gb/information-services/at-the-airport/transportation . The local public transport of Helsinki has regular commuter trains going from the Helsinki Airport to Helsinki main train station. Tickets cost about 4-5 Euro. 

From Tampere

Another alternative is to fly to Tampere. There are direct flights to Tampere from Copenhagen, Stockholm, London, Frankfurt/Hahn, Riga, Berlin, Liverpool and Dublin. Transfer from the airport to Tampere city centre takes less than half an hour. Jyväskylä can then easily be reached by train from Tampere in approximately one and a half hours.

Reminder: You should apply for a visa in good time, in case of any delays during processing.

If you require a visa invitation or confirmation letter, please email us at info@easyconferences.eu.

You will not need a visa if you are a citizen of a Nordic country or an EU Member State. Similarly, no visa is required if you are a citizen of a visa-free country and you have a valid passport or a comparable travel document.

Even if you did not need a visa to visit Finland, you need a valid passport or some other travel document accepted by Finland. It must be valid for at least ninety days after your intended date of departure from the Schengen area. In addition, the passport or other travel document must have been issued no later than ten years ago. In case you do not need a visa, you can stay in Finland or in the territory of other Schengen state for ninety days in any 180-day period (Finland is a Schengen member state).

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for visas

You may apply for a visa outside Finland from a Finnish embassy operating under the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Finnish embassies also make decisions on the granting of visas. Information on visa application, period of validity and visa fees can be found on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland https://um.fi/visa-to-visit-finland

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