The European Commission and the European External Action Service will jointly organise the EU Arctic Forum and Indigenous Peoples’ Dialogue in Brussels, Belgium, on 14-15 May 2024.
A broad range of Arctic stakeholders representing governments, international organisations, civil society, industry, research, indigenous and local communities will feed into the discussions. Youth perspectives will feature prominently throughout the event.
The EU Arctic Forum will provide an opportunity to assess recent developments in the Arctic and to discuss challenges ahead. It will look at some of the achievements of the EU Arctic policy in recent years and will continue to provide a strategic outlook for the years to come. The Indigenous Peoples’ Dialogue will offer a platform for discussion on Arctic matters affecting Indigenous Peoples.
The EU Arctic Forum and Indigenous Peoples’ Dialogue will include keynote addresses and panel sessions focusing, among others, on international cooperation, sustainable and inclusive economic development in the Arctic, human and societal matters, addressing the risks and challenges posed by climate change, Arctic partnerships, or research, innovation and Arctic knowledge.
The events will be held physically, and webstreaming will be available. Attendance to the events is free of charge, and registration for in-person attendance and participation is mandatory. Registrations will open in due time. A preliminary programme will be published soon.