14th edition

Arctic Futures Symposium 2023

Brussels - November / , 2023

The Arctic Futures Symposium is an annual conference that brings together Arctic stakeholders in Europe's capital to discuss issues of importance to them.

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Arctic Futures presentation on Vimeo

Boat near Iceberg -  Hubert Neufeld


The 2023 Arctic Futures Symposium will take place in Brussels on November 28th-29th.

This year, the symposium will address the following topics through a series of panel discussions:

  • Managing the Challenges of a Changing Arctic
  • Avenues for Arctic Cooperation
  • A Safe and Secure Arctic
  • Arctic Youth: Meeting Challenges and Creating Opportunities
  • Cultivating Arctic Communities
  • Implementing a Just Green Transition in the Arctic

If you are unable to attend in-person, you are welcome to follow the symposium on the IPF YouTube Channel.


Side events

Side events are organised in tandem with the symposium to create and foster connections between Arctic stakeholders and the general public.

These include:

Arctic Shorts
(Monday, November 27th, 19:30 - 21:30, BOZAR)

Cocktail Reception Hosted by the Mission of Norway to the EU
(Tuesday, November 28th 19:15 - 21:00, Norway House)

Recommendations for the EU in the Arctic: Cocktail and presentation of the results of the JUSTNORTH Horizon 2020 project
(Wednesday, November 29th 18:00 - 20:00, Town Hall Europe)

Please note that registering for the Arctic Futures Symposium does not automatically register you for symposium side events.

Each side event has its own registration system. The link to register for each side event can be found on the individual side event page.

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