European Union




1st Artic stakeholder conference: Knowing, developing and connecting the Artic

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Start date : 17/09/2018
End date : 17/09/2018
Brussels, Belgium
European Commission,
Energy, environment and climate, EU regional and urban development,

Engagement with Arctic stakeholders is one of the cornerstones of the EU's Arctic policy, adopted in April 2016 by the European Commission and the High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy.

The conference will be opened by Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for the EU's Arctic policy, and will bring together around 200 Arctic stakeholders including representatives from local, regional and national authorities from the European Arctic and beyond, Arctic indigenous peoples and the EU institutions.

The purpose of the conference is to follow-up on the recommendations formulated in the final report of the Arctic Stakeholder Forum which identified investment needs and priorities for the sustainable development of the Arctic region. Discussions will therefore be organised around the following themes: Arctic connectivity, leveraging investment in the Arctic, and financial support for cross-border cooperation and Arctic science.


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