The 2018 Arctic Futures Symposium will take place on Wednesday, 28 November at the Residence Palace in the EU Quarter of Brussels. It will begin at 9:00 am and finish at approximately 6:30 pm.

Arctic Futures Symposium

The symposium will provide 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. It will focus on the following themes: Arctic Institutions; Transport and Logistics; Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Blue Growth and Biodiversity.

For more information about the symposium and the speakers who will take part in the event, please consult the programme and speaker pages (which will be updated on a regular basis until the symposium takes place).

Entry is free to all who register.

Photo © Lapland Material Bank, Markus Kiili

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 are invited to attend an "Arctic Shorts" film evening at Brussels' premiere cultural venue, BOZAR, on Tuesday 27 November, starting from 7:30 pm. The event will feature nine short films from filmmakers from all across the Arctic.

Whether a fan of the Arctic, a serious cinephile, or just curious to experience the Arctic through the eyes of filmmakers, all are welcome to attend. Please consult the Arctic Shorts programme for further details.

If you are interested in attending, you are kindly asked to RSVP for the Arctic Shorts film evening.

Olav Orheim

“By selecting topical issues Arctic Futures has become a very useful meeting place for a variety of persons engaged in Arctic affairs”

Olav Orheim - Chairman, GRID-Arendal
Konrad Steffen

“We actually learned that science alone does not solve a problem. We have to translate our science and talk to people who make policy.”

Konrad Steffen - Director, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research

Register here!

The symposium is free of charge. However only a limited number of places are available, so please register to guarantee a spot.

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Partner organisations

We would like to thank all partner organisations for their support in helping us to make the Arctic symposium possible.