Arctic Futures Symposium

Established in 2010 to raise public awareness of important developments in the Arctic region, the annual Arctic Futures Symposium has become an essential venue for promoting ongoing dialogue between Arctic stakeholders, and the empowerment of inhabitants of the Circumpolar North.

Arctic Futures also provides members of the European Institutions and the wider international community in Brussels with the opportunity to engage with Arctic stakeholders on issues such as marine transport and infrastructure, search and rescue capabilities, concerns of Arctic indigenous communities, scientific research and monitoring, ecosystem stewardship, and the sustainable development of the Arctic's natural resources and economic potential.

“The success of Arctic Futures demonstrates how international cooperation and dialogue are key to achieving sustainable Arctic policies that benefit the people that live and work there, to protect the region’s fragile ecosystem and to explore the way forward for scientific research and the development of natural resources.”

- Nighat Amin, International Polar Foundation Vice-President

2016 Symposium - Save the date!

The 2016 Arctic Futures Symposium is looking forward to welcoming Arctic stakeholders to Brussels on November 30. This years focus is on the future of sustainable Arctic communities as well as highlighting the achievements of the Arctic Council as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

More information can be found on the Arctic Futures Symposium website.