Standing Committee

The first Parliamentary Conference concerning Arctic cooperation was held in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1993. The following Arctic parliamentary conferences have been held in Yellowknife, Canada; Salekhard, Russia, Rovaniemi, Finland, Tromsø, Norway, Nuuk, Greenland, Kiruna, Sweden and Fairbanks, the USA. 

The Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, which is responsible for the work between conferences, started its activities in September 1994.

One of the main priorities of the Standing Committee was originally to support the establishment of the Arctic Council. The new organization, representing the eight Arctic states (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the USA) and the European Parliament was founded on 19 September 1996. Since then the Committee has worked actively to promote the work of the Council. The Committee participates in the meetings of the Arctic Council as an observer.

News & Activities

SCPAR meeting Greenland 16. – 18th May
The Standing Committee held its second meeting this year, in Greenland 16. – 18th May. Committee visited in ...
Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
Following-up on the Conference Statement from Ulan-Ude 2016
"The implementation of the Conference Statement from the 12th Arctic parliamentary conference which took plac ...
Monday 20 Feb 2017
SCPAR meeting in Anchorage 24 February 2017
The Standing Committee will meet in Anchorage 24 February 2017. The work towards the Arctic Ministerial Meeting in ...
Monday 20 Feb 2017
Mr Eirik Sivertsen re-elected as Chair of the Standing Committee
Mr Eirik Sivertsen from Norway was re-elected as Chair of SCPAR, and Mr Larry Bagnell from Canada was re-elected a ...
Monday 20 Jun 2016
12th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region
The 12th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region will take place in Ulan-Ude, Russia 14-16 June 2016.
Tuesday 07 Jun 2016
More activities & Conferences...
MP, Parliament of Norway, Chair of the Standing Committee
MP, Parliament of Finland, Centre Party
Senator, United States Senate
MEP, European Parliament
Member of the Swedish parliament
Council of Federation, Russia
MP State Duma, Russia
Member of the House of Commons, Parliament of Canada
Member of the House of Commons, Parliament of Canada
MP, Parliament of Iceland
MP, Parliament of Denmark