Arctic Consensus was co-organizer of this year’s Arctic Futures Symposium

On November 28, Arctic Futures Symposium was held in Brussels with the participation of Arctic stakeholders, officials and experts. For the past nine years, the conference has been organized and it aims to present Arctic issues, knowledge and challenges to the EU and the public through a public event. The topics of the conference were Arctic Institutions; Transport and Logistics; Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Blue Growth and Biodiversity.

At the beginning of the conference, the myth of a fragile Arctic was demented, emphasizing the Arctic population and their role in development. The people of the Arctic and the indigenous peoples’ participation and co-responsibility in the development of the Arctic region became a continuous theme in the conference, which addressed issues such as the need for a reform of the Arctic Council, the Arctic internationalization and new opportunities in fisheries, culture and entrepreneurship.

The Arctic Futures Symposium is founded and organized by the International Polar Foundation with partners from all over the Arctic. Arctic Consensus is a partner and co-organizer of the conference and has been co-organizing the conference the past couple of years. This year, Director Lise-Lotte Terp and intern Marianne Roed Abrahamsen participated.

You can read more about the conference here.