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.

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).

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 Brussels' premiere cultural venue, BOZAR, on the evening of Tuesday, 27 November, starting from 7:30 pm. Further details about this film event will be published on this website in the coming weeks.

Tom Barry

“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.”

Tom Barry - Executive Secretary, CAFF, Arctic Council
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

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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.