Launch 30 January: Arctic Future Perspectives

Welcome to the launch of the report

Future Perspectives: Foresight Analysis for Sustainable Regional Development in the Nordic Arctic

Welcome to an afternoon about the future of the Nordic Arctic. Hear the results of a participatory foresight project, capturing the everyday life, and future prospects of Arctic youth and communities, followed by a policy discussion on sustainable business development in the Nordic Arctic.

Time: 30 January at 14-17

Place: Nordic Council of Ministers, Ved Stranden 18, Copenhagen

Organizers: Nordregio and Nordic Working Group for Sustainable Regional Development in the Arctic

RSVP by 25 January: pipsa.salolammi@nordregio.se

 

PROGRAMME

Moderator: journalist Martin Breum


OPENING AND COFFEE

Kenneth Broman, Secretary General's Office, Nordic Council of Ministers and Lisbeth Nylund (Kommunal- og moderniseringsdepartementet, Norway) Chair of the Nordic Working Group for Sustainable Regional Development in the Arctic

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES ON THEIR FUTURE

Results from the report and workshops presented by Researcher Leneisja Jungsberg, Nordregio. Panel discussion with youth from the Arctic regions:
- Aki Mathilde Höegh (GL)
- Barbara Apol (FO)
- Kjersti Irina Rosanoff Aronsen (NO)

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS POSSIBILITIES IN THE ARCTIC

Results from the report and workshops presented by Senior Researcher Anna Karlsdóttir, Nordregio. Panel discussion with the experts and policy-makers:
- Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, former president of Iceland and the initiator of Arctic Circle
- Anne Husebekk, Rector of Tromsø University / Norges Arktiske Universitet, and expert in ”Growth from the North”, the joint strategy for Finland, Sweden and Norway. 
- Inga Dóra Markussen, Secretary of West Nordic Council