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Session 1 – Research Symposium


The agenda of the first of the three EuroFM “Stay Connected Sessions” concentrates on research presentations.

The full research programme of session 1 is divided in 2 parts on Wednesday 3 June 2020 and Thursday 4 June 2020 (both days starting at 2PM CEST). If you book for session 1, you will have acces to both days to follow the full programme.

The programme below is subject to change. Please visit the session pages regularly to stay up to date.

Registration is mandatory. Participation will be free of charge for members, students and ambassadors of EuroFM, who will receive a complimentary member-booking link.

For non-members, a fee of € 40 including VAT and excluding registration charges per section or € 100 (including VAT and excluding registration charges) for the full programme days will apply. Please use the booking link at the bottom of this page or go directly to Eventbrite to book for session 1.

Programme 3 June 2020



14.00 – 14.05

Opening and welcome

Goran Milanov, President of EuroFM

14.00 – 14.05

Introducing the two days

Tuuli Jylhä

14.05 – 14.25

Opening Presentation

Mark Mobach

14.25 – 14.50


Chair: Theo van der Voordt 


Creating a holistic Corporate Real Estate comprehension 

Paper presented by: Torben Bernhold


How can the real estate sector transition to circular economy?

Paper presented by: Riikka Kyrö


Gender and Leadership in FM: A view from the top

Paper presented by: Yetunde Oluwatoyin Aderiye

14.50 – 14.55

Refreshment break

14.55 – 15.15

Chair: Cynthia Hou


Practical applications of emerging technologies in the FM sector

Paper presented by: Alexander Redlein


Housing Federation Hub Inititiative – A collaboration between FM and Academia        

Paper presented by: Laila Bendiksen

15.15 – 15.30



Closing presentation – A healthy workplace, more urgent than ever

Paper presented by: Bart van Roekel, Consultant New ways of Working at YNNO


There is substantial evidence that work environments can cause symptoms of stress or even burn-outs. These health problems are the result of personal, organizational and environmental stressors (such as COVID-19). Over the years I became fascinated how a work environment can contribute positively towards employee’s well-being.

15.30 – 15.40


Bart van Roekel, YNNO

15.40 – 15.45

Words from the moderator, preview of day 2

Programme 4 June 2020

14.00 – 14.05

Opening and welcome 
Tuuli Jylhä

14.05 – 14.35

Chair: Matthew Tucker


Social needs for sustainable refurbishment in Trondheim       

Paper presented by: Alenka Temeltjov-Salaj


The Contribution of Work Environment on Emplyee Attraction           

Paper presented by: Shuly Themans


Challenges of the Learning Environment in the Inclusive Special Needs Education        

Paper presented by: Timo Savolainen, Senior Lecturer at Laurea University of Applied Sciences

14.35 – 14.40

Refreshment break

14.40 – 15.10

Chair: Tuuli Jylhä


Facilitate hospitality by improving the human touch    

Paper presented by: Ruth Pijls




Perception of hospitality and safety are two sides of a coin     

Paper presented by: Hester van Sprang, Senior lecturer and researcher for the Saxion Master of Facility and Real Estate Management and the Saxion Hospitality Research Group




Workplace change. Does it always lead to a new space? 

Paper presented by: Vitalija Danivska, Postdoctoral researcher, Aalto University. 

15.10 – 15.25

FM Paper Quiz

15.25 – 15.30

Best paper award         

Tuuli Jylhä

15.30 – 15.35

Closing words         

Goran Milanov, President of EuroFM

Additional information

The EuroFm " Stay Connected Sessions" are 100% online. You can read the overall introduction here and find more info about the other two sessions (Thursday 18 June 2020 - the Students’ Festival, and Thursday 25 June 2020 - the FM Online Business Summit ).


June 3, 2020

100% Online Event, divided in 2 parts on June 3rd and June 4th, 2020.

Upcoming Events

EuroFM Stay Connected Sessions

June 3, 2020

Session 1 - Research Symposium

June 3, 2020

Session 2 - Students’ Festival

June 18, 2020