10th edition

Arctic Futures Symposium: 10th edition

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Arctic Futures Symposium is an annual event bringing together Arctic stakeholders, the EU community and the public to discuss challenges facing the Arctic.

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Boat near Iceberg -  Hubert Neufeld

Arctic Futures presentation on Vimeo


Arctic Futures aims at creating discussions and exchanges between participants with different backgrounds and perspectives over the challenges and issues the Arctic is facing.

This year's symposium focused on the challenges the Arctic Council will face in the coming years, safety and security issues, gender considerations, the Arctic labour force and demographics, and the sustainable Arctic bioeconomy.

Many thanks to all sponsors, partners, moderators, speakers and participants who took part in making the 2019 symposium a huge success! We look forward to seeing you again next year!


Side events

Side events are organised alongside the main symposium to broaden perspectives about the Arctic and to connect with stakeholders and the public in different ways. This year we held the second annual Arctic Shorts film evening at BOZAR, which fetured the work of several Arctic filmmakers.

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