THE EU’S ARCTIC INFLUENCE: PRESENTATION OF A REPORT ON THE EU ACTIONS AFFECTING THE ARCTIC

 EU-FUNDED VIRTUAL SEMINAR ON 17 JUNE, 2021, 14:30-17:00 (UTC+02:00) Brussels

Arctic Influence

Programme of the Seminar

Moderator: Adam Stępień, Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland
14:30 Welcoming words

  • Stefan Schleuning, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, European Commission
  • Astrid Schomaker, DG Environment, European Commission

14:40 Presentation of the report by authors

(Timo Koivurova, Alf Håkon Hoel, Malte Humpert, Stefan Kirchner, Andreas Raspotnik, Małgorzata Śmieszek, Adam Stępień)

15:30 Comments on the report

  • Petteri Vuorimäki, Ambassador, Finnish Senior Arctic Official
  • Elle Merete Omma, EU Unit, Saami Council
  • Mikael Janson, North Sweden European Office
  • Jan Dusík, WWF Arctic

16:00 Discussion: questions from the audience posed via chat
16:30 Next steps for the EU’s Arctic policy and the EU Arctic engagement

  • Raphael Goulet, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
  • Michael Mann, EU’s Special Envoy for Arctic Matters / Ambassador at Large for the Arctic

16:45 Discussion
17:00 Closing

  • Timo Koivurova, Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland