Arctic Frontiers

Sharing Arctic Knowledge – finding sustainable solutions through cooperation across borders

It is a pleasure to invite you to the side event during Arctic Frontiers 2023 – Moving North

Sharing Arctic Knowledge – finding sustainable solutions through cooperation across borders

Date: 31st  January, 15.45-17.15 (venue Clarion Edge, Arbeidsrummet 2)
Registration code: Go to the Side Event registration site: https://axacoair.se/go?Teg1iMu6 Write your code in “Invitation code” box: S3D2 (this code gives you free access to all side events during 31st January)

If you want to attend the main sessions and other days you register at Registration – Arctic Frontiers

Organisers: Troms and Finnmark County Council and Arctic Cooperation (Interreg Aurora Programme and Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme)

Description
What can the Interreg cooperation programmes offer to Arctic communities, businesses and research? The side event will share experiences and lessons learnt how cooperation across borders can provide better possibilities for sustainable solutions in a local, regional and Arctic perspective.

The programmes – Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic and Interreg Aurora highlight the importance of cooperation across borders that shares vital Arctic knowledge. How can Interreg support sustainable development and find sustainable solutions for resilient communities in the Arctic? Emphasis on the needs of indigenous peoples, women and the youth.

Target audience
Academia, business sector, civil society, public sector and local, regional, national and international decision-makers.

Program

Welcome and introduction
Hostess of the event: Ms Päivi Ekdahl, Development director, Regional Council of Lapland

Key-note speakers
Mr Ole Gustav Narud, State Secretary at the Ministry of Local Government and Regional development, Norway
Cooperation across borders with northern neighbours. Why is Interreg important to Norway?

Ms Helena Renström, Marketing Manager at Skellefteå Municipality, Sweden (participates digitally)
The brand of Skellefteå – the transformation of an Arctic community

Panel discussion
Hostess of the event, Ms Päivi Ekdahl and the panelists are “Sharing Arctic knowledge”, experience from future oriented employment, sustainable tourism and research.

Ms Anja Márjá Nystø Keskitalo, Advisor EU unit, Saami Council, Norway
Mr Jákup Sørensen, Senior Adviser at Nordic Atlantic Cooperation (NORA), Faroe Islands
Mr Niko Hänninen, Project manager, University of Oulu, Finland
Mr Ronald Wærnes, Executive Councillor for Finance and Culture, Troms and Finnmark County Government

Possibilities for cooperation across borders and programmes by clustering projects
Ms Iiris Mäntyranta, Programme Director at Interreg Aurora
Ms Kirsti Mijnhijmer, Head of Secretariat at Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme

Final words by Mr Ronald Wærnes, Executive Councillor for Finance and Culture, Troms and Finnmark County Government

17.30 – 19.00 Arctic mingle
Let’s get together-mingling for the participants of the side event, including serving beverages and light snacks.

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