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Standing Committe meeting in the European Parliament

The Standing Committe met in Strasbourg 16-17 December 2015. Cooperation in education and research, and economic cooperation in the Arctic, were among the topics on the agenda.

 

Standing Committee meeting in Strasbourg

Photo: European Parliament 2015

Education and research

The president of University of the Arctic, Mr. Lars Kullerud, presented how UArctic work to promote closer contact and collaboration in the field of education and research. Mr. Kullerud challenged the members of the Committee to create better possibilities for circumpolar student exchange. The Arctic parliamentary cooperation has supported this idea and will continue to work for better programs for student exchange between the Arctic countries.

Arctic Economic Council

Mr. Erling Kvadsheim from the Arctic Economic Council introduced the members of the Committee to the work of the AEC. The Arctic parliamentary cooperation has always underlined the importance of economic development and sustainable use of the the resources in the Arctic region. The members wants to continue the dialog with the business sector to promote a balanced and responsible economic development in the Arctic.

12th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region 13-17 June 2016

The Committee decided that the next Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region will take place in Ulan-Ude 13-17 June 2016. The Russian State Duma will host the conference.

Mr. Sivertsen chairing the meeting in Strasbourg

(Photo: European Parliament 2015)

Friday 18 Dec 2015