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Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit 2023: Towards New Horizons - Registration open

Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference 2023 will take place from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th of November. This year the theme for the Conference is “Towards New Horizons”.

The programme kicks of on Monday 13th with pre-events and the Conference reception hosted by the European Commission Representation in Finland. 

The changes in Arctic and Barents cooperation, due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, are high on the agenda especially on the first day of the Conference. Topics such as hybrid security and community engagement will be explored, while also addressing the changed security landscape in the European Arctic. 

The second conference day will consist of parallel thematic sessions. These sessions will provide a wide variety of discussions; from policy suggestions to presentations on recent research findings. A session on climate tipping points provides a perspective on climate security, while another will address food security in indigenous communities. 

Registration deadline: 25th October 2023

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*The Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference 2023 is produced by the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland and the City of Rovaniemi in co-operation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and Finnish presidency of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council, European Commission Representation in Finland, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, Arctic Mayors Forum, Wilson Center, Ministry for the Environment of Finland, University of the Arctic, Arctic Network for Climate Adaptation and Food Security (ACAF) and EU Horizon 2020 projects Arctic PASSION, JUSTNORTH, ArcticHubs and CHARTER.