The European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS) is pleased to invite you to the 11th conference on the integration of geography and statistics. The motto of this year’s conference is “Finding the Future together”.


The conference will take place at Marina Congress Center in Helsinki, Finland from 16 to 18 October 2018.

The conference programme will consist of the invited keynote speakers’ and participants’ presentations based on abstract submissions.

We are pleased to invite experts to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations following one of the conference themes:

– International and national cooperation

– Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators

– New data, tools and technologies

– Innovations, visualisation and data analysis

– Quality of data – confidence and trust

– Statistical units and area classifications

– Urban data – smart city

– Benefits of integration of statistics and geospatial information


Participants must register on the conference website. The registration is open until 15 September.

Participants, who wish to contribute with presentations, papers or posters, are asked to follow the guidelines given on the conference website and to send a short abstract as soon as possible and not later than 17 August 2018 to

Participation in the conference is free of charge.

The conference is hosted by Statistics Finland and the National Land Survey of Finland supported by the Statistical Office of European Union (Eurostat) and the EFGS.

More information about the EFGS 2018 Conference and registration is available on the conference website

Twitter account of the EFGS 2018

Presentations from previous EFGS 2017 conference in Dublin can be found here.