EU-funded Virtual Seminar on 17 June 2021, 14:30-17:00 (UTC+02:00) Brussels

Arctic Influence

The virtual seminar presented a report prepared in relation to the project “Overview of EU actions in the Arctic and their impact”. The study considers a broad range of ways in which EU policies affect the Arctic and influence the EU’s environmental footprint and economic presence in the region. During the study the EU’s environmental and economic Arctic impact has been considered, relevant policies have been identified and analysed as well as policy options for strengthening the EU Arctic approach have been proposed.

The report* has been written by a team of experts led by Prof. Timo Koivurova.

*This report has been prepared with the financial assistance of the European Commission. The views expressed herein are those of the consultants and therefore in no way reflect the official opinion of the European Commission

The seminar included the presentation of the study, commentaries from the Arctic as well as insights into the current stage of developing the new EU’s policy towards the Arctic, to which the report is to contribute.

The Seminar was held in connection to the framework project “Overview of EU actions in the Arctic and their impact” under Policy Support Facility for the Implementation of EU Foreign Policy – PSF 2019 Worldwide, Lot 2 – Technical Assistance.

The project is implemented by EPRD Ltd., the consortium lead company and sole implementing partner for of the above-mentioned contract.