The 2018 Arctic Futures Symposium took place on Wednesday, 28 November at the Residence Palace in the EU Quarter of Brussels.
Arctic Futures Symposium
The annual symposium provides Arctic stakeholders the chance to hold a public discourse with the EU and Brussels communities about topics and challenges they believe are important to discuss in a public setting.
The 2018 symposium focused on the following themes: the Arctic Institutions; Transport and Logistics; Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Blue Growth and Biodiversity. More than 180 participants joined us throughout the day.
Arctic Shorts Film Evening
In addition to the discussions that will take place at the symposium on 28 November, symposium participants as well members of the general public attended the first ever "Arctic Shorts" film evening at Brussels' premiere cultural venue, BOZAR, on Tuesday 27 November.
The event featured nine short films from filmmakers from all across the Arctic, and was attended by more than 350 members of the general public.
The International Polar Foundation would like to thank is sponsors and partners for making these events such huge successes!
Photo © Lapland Material Bank, Markus Kiili
“Arctic Futures brought together a lot of new faces, not the regular crowd. It has a role to play in raising awareness on what’s happening in the Arctic. I found it to be very beneficial.”
“We actually learned that science alone does not solve a problem. We have to translate our science and talk to people who make policy.”
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