Mika Riipi

County Governor, Lapland, Finland

Mika Riipi participates to the following sessions :

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Arctic Youth, Demographics, and Capacity-Building: a View to the Future

Arctic regions face huge challenges regarding future demographic trends and capacity-building, due mainly to changes in youth becoming settled and feeling at home in the region. Trends of concern include outmigration, gender imbalance, “homelessness”, and urbanization. This panel will discuss how Arctic communities still can take advantage of future opportunities.

Moderators

  • Sveinung Eikeland

    Vice Rector, Sociologist, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Speakers

  • Mika Riipi

    County Governor, Lapland, Finland

  • Alyssa Carpenter

    Northern Fellow, the Gordon Foundation

  • Charlotte Nyheim

    Youth Coordinator Bodø 2024 – European Capital of Culture

  • Qivioq Løvstrøm

    Assistant Professor, Department of Culture and Social History, University of Greenland; Chair, Human Rights Council of Greenland

  • Birita Matras Petersen

    Communication and Marketing Officer, Faroese National Union of Students, University of the Faroe Islands