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

The foresight analysis was carried out in three stages, where communities, regions and national authorities contributed with their perspectives on the potentials and challenges for the future, through a series of workshops on sustainable regional development in the Nordic Arctic. The emphasis was on identifying the opportunities and challenges for business development and on the perspectives that young people have on their own future opportunities in the Nordic Arctic.

The Nordic Working Group for Sustainable Regional Development in the Nordic Arctic defined three key questions for this foresight analysis:

What social and resource conditions - both natural and human-related - can be expected to have a decisive influence on regional development in the Arctic over the next ten, twenty, and thirty years?
How will the management of these conditions affect the living standards and future prospects for the regions?
What are the implications of the identified challenges for future planning and regional policy?

 

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

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
Pipsa Salolammi, communications officer, Nordregio
pipsa.salolammi@nordregio.se
+46 76 1841654

Earlier published Foresight Analysis working papers, as part of the final report. More information about the Nordic Working Group for Sustainable Regional Development in the Arctic: www.nordregio.se/nwgarctic.