On 15 and 16 June, the EU together with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland co-hosted the high-level event "A sustainable Arctic – innovative approaches" in Oulu (Finland).
On 15 June, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella had an open debate with representatives from governments, industry, research, indigenous and local community representatives on the challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic and on how international and local cooperation can boost sustainable and innovative development.
On 16 June, the event also included a high-level session of the Arctic Stakeholder Forum and the annual Indigenous Peoples Arctic Dialogue.
Please find the draft agenda of the event here:
For more information, please contact: MARE-B1-EU-ARCTIC-EVENT@ec.europa.eu