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Conference: Discovering the Arctic future - as a part of Europe Conference in Rovaniemi on 9-10 November 2017

Regional development and politics
Thursday, 9th November 2017 00:00 - Friday, 10th November 2017 00:00

Northernmost Europe is playing an important role in the development of the EU. With its vast deposits of natural resources and pristine yet fragile nature, European Arctic offers multiple opportunities for European wide cooperation. In the Arctic sparsely populated regions, we offer a solid foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship build on thriving industrial development and advanced cluster collaboration. Through active implementation of smart specialisation, we have established wide interregional cooperation across Europe.

It is our pleasure to invite you to DISCOVERING THE ARCTIC FUTURE - AS A PART OF EUROPE - CONFERENCE, 9-10.11.2017 Rovaniemi, Finland. The conference will be organised by the Regional Council of Lapland, in cooperation with Committee of the Regions (CoR), Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) and S3 Platforms.

The conference will gather more than two hundred Europeans to discuss about future of our continent, regional development, Smart Specialisation, Arctic opportunities and first of all, interregional cooperation. During the days, Lapland is hosting a Committee of the Regions ECON Committee meeting, Northern Sparsely Populated Areas network annual forum and Smart Specialisation (S3) high-level meeting in Rovaniemi. Two days will be full of interesting discussions and ideas about European success stories, future funding schemes and innovation.

Conference programme


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  • From Thursday, 9th November 2017 00:00 to Friday, 10th November 2017 00:00

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