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

2014 Symposium - Save the date!

The 2014 Arctic Futures Symposium is looking forward to welcoming Arctic stakeholders to Brussels on October 14th and 15th. The focus for this year's symposium will be the Arctic, its people, and its economy.

New Arctic Futures Symposium website

As it enters its fifth year, the highly successful symposium will have its own website, set to launch in July 2014. Keep an eye out for the new website!

Project Partners

We would like to thank the following partners for their support

  • Statoil
  • North Norway
  • Kinross
  • Délégation générale du Québec à Bruxelles
  • Reindeer Herder’s Association
  • European Commission
  • European External Action Service
  • EU Arctic Information Centre

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