About Arctic Futures

Every autumn since 2010, the International Polar Foundation and its partners have organised a multinational, multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder conference on the Arctic.

Held in Brussels for the benefit of the European Institutions, as the EU continues to work on its Arctic policy, and free of charge to make discussions on Arctic issues accessible to as many Arctic stakeholders as possible, the annual Arctic Futures Symposium brings together a wide variety of stakeholders: local and national policymakers, Arctic indigenous peoples, natural and social scientists, academics, and representatives of industries operating in or with interests in the Arctic.

Every year, participation in the symposium has grown, reflecting the ever-increasing interest in the Arctic as a region of interest for a wide variety of stakeholders.

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