15th edition

Arctic Futures Symposium 2024

Dates to be announced

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 most recent 14th edition of the annual Arctic Futures Symposium took place in Brussels on November 28th-29th, 2023.

In 2023, the symposium addressed 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

You may re-watch the live stream of the event 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.

During the 2023 edition of the symposium these included:

Arctic Shorts

Cocktail Reception Hosted by the Mission of Norway to the EU

Recommendations for the EU in the Arctic: Cocktail and presentation of the results of the JUSTNORTH Horizon 2020 project

All side events


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