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Chair of SCPAR speaks at "Arctic Futures Symposium" in Brussels

Mr Eirik Sivertsen was a key note speaker at the "Arctic Futures Symposium" in Brussels 17-18 November 2015. The topic was economic development in the Arctic.

In his speech Mr Sivertsen advocated that we need new partnerships, new thinking and more cooperation to develop the economies in the Arctic. New partnerships between governments, business and the local population. New thinking to sustainably develop the natural resources and move beyond a resource-based economy. More cooperation between countries and various actors in the Arctic.

Mr Eirik Sivertsen

During his stay in Brussels Mr Sivertsen had bilateral meetings in the European Parliament and with the Vice President of the European Commission Mr Katainen. Finally Mr Sivertsen participated in a panel in the European Parliament on regional development in the Arctic.

Read the intervention at the "Arctic Futures Symposium"

Thursday 19 Nov 2015