Arctic Futures Symposium

Arctic Futures Symposium: Resilient Arctic Communities

Every autumn since 2010, the International Polar Foundation and its partners have organised a multinational, multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder conference on the Arctic.

Held in Brussels for the benefit of the European Institutions, as the EU continues to craft its arctic policy, and free of charge to make discussions on Arctic issues accessible to as many Arctic stakeholders as possible, the annual Arctic Futures Symposium brings together a wide variety of stakeholders: local and national policymakers, arctic indigenous peoples, natural and social scientists, academics, and representatives of industries operating in or with interests in the arctic.

Every year, participation in the symposium has grown, reflecting the ever-increasing interest in the arctic as a region of interest for a wide variety of stakeholders.

Arctic Futures aims to create discussions and best practice exchanges between Arctic stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

This year’s symposium will focus on:

  • Arctic Challenges
  • Arctic Policies of the EU, Arctic states, and Arctic Stakeholders
  • Arctic Community Needs and Preparedness
  • Pollution, Climate Change and Biodiversity: Challenges and Solutions
  • Community Resilience through Empowerment
  • A Uniquely Arctic Entrepreneurship and Investment Culture
  • The EU’s Engagement in the Arctic and Implementing the EU Green Deal