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Arctic issues discussed at NordArc2016 seminar

Government Communications Department
Publication date 27.5.2016 11.06
Press release 230/2016

The Prime Minister’s Office will organise a Nordic seminar Arctic Expertise in Nordic Cooperation (NordArc2016) at the House of the Estates on 5 September 2016. The event will be a high-level seminar for invited Nordic researchers, political decision-makers and public servants.

- The Arctic is a target of increasing global interest. Development in the region offers new opportunities but also plenty of challenges. It is important that we can intensify contact between academia and decision-makers. We can then take advantage of the most recent research results to tackle challenges and build on the opportunities in a sustainable way, says Paula Lehtomäki, State Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office.

The day will be split into two sections, starting with a symposium focusing on Arctic research that supports decision-making. The aim is to increase cooperation between academia, political decision-makers and public servants. In the afternoon there will be a seminar on the objectives of the Nordic countries' Arctic cooperation and on the preparation for Finland's forthcoming Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. In this session, the discussions will benefit from the results of the morning symposium.

Inquiries: Nina Brander, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 160 347 and Sari Löytökorpi, Project Manager, tel. +358 295 160 187, Prime Minister’s Office