In order to strengthen and to expand an interaction between regions to all aspects of social and economic development of the North and the Arctic, to ensure the contribution to global international cooperation, the Northern Forum is commencing the Call for Projects for all its members (see Terms and Conditions here). The Projects must comply with directions of the NF Working Groups, listed below, have a significant socioeconomic effect from their implementation and a stable co-financing. 

The NF Resolution #177 “On project activities of the Northern Forum” approved the operational structure of the Northern Forum and established 10 Working Groups:

  • Education and Research;
  • Culture;
  • Business Cooperation in the North;
  • Environment and Conservation of Biodiversity;
  • Regional Adaptation to Climate Change;
  • Development of Energy in the North;
  • Assessment of Quality of Life in the Arctic Regions;
  • Transportation in the North;
  • Health in the North and Social Issues;
  • Housing in the Arctic.

These working groups ensure the participation of the regional authorities in the development of specific measures to face the challenges of northern regions in different areas and improve the project activities of the Northern Forum, in terms of selection, implementation and evaluation of project outcomes.

All applications for the Call for Projects must be submitted before September 1, 2018 and the Project’s amount of financing is subject to priority evaluation level and a maximum granted sum shall not exceed $10 000.

Applications must be sent to the following addresses:

NF Working Group

WG Chair



Assessment of Quality of Life in the Arctic Regions

Valentina Kondratieva

Head, Center for Strategic Research of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia

Center for Strategic Research of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

Russia-677000, Yakutsk, Lenin Avenue, 28, Suite 206

Phone: +7 (4112) 506-080,

Fax: +7 (4112) 421-096

Education and Research

Feodosiya Gabysheva

First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia

Russia-677011, Yakutsk, Lenin Avenue, 30,

Phone: +7 (4112) 506-904, +7 (4112) 506-901

Fax: (4112) 424-929

Environment and Conservation of Biodiversity

Sakhamin Afanasiev

Minister of Nature Protection of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia

Russia-677000, Yakutsk, ul. Dzerzhinskogo 3/1

Phone: +7 (4112) 341-290, +7 (4112) 344-915

Fax: +7(4112) 421-372

Development of Energy in the North

Nils Andreassen

Executive Director, Institute of the North, Alaska, USA

Institute of the North

(o) 907 786-6324 (m) 907 351-4982

715 L Street, Suite 300

Anchorage, AK 99501

Housing in the Arctic

Sergey Kozupitsa

Deputy Minister of Construction and Utilities of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia

Russia-660075, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Krasnoyarsk, ul. Zavodskaya, 14

Phone: +7 (391) 211-30-33

Regional Adaptation to Climate Change

Vladimir Vasiliev

Head, Department for External Affairs of Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia

677011, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Yakutsk, Lenin Avenue, 30

Phone: +7 (4112) 506-732

Fax: +7 (4112) 42-09-11

Transportation in the North

Aleksandr Shvora

Department of Transportation and Road Facilities of Primorsky Krai, Russia

Russia-690033, Vladivostok, ul. Borodinskaya, 12

Phone: +7 (423) 233-28-41

Fax: +7 (423) 233-28-56

Health in the North and Social Issues

Aleksandr Tsaregorodtsev

Deputy Director for Science, Ugra Research Institute of Information Technologies (Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra), Russia

Russia-628011, Khanty-Mansiysk, ul. Mira, 151

Phone: +7 (3467) 359-002

Fax: +7 (3467) 359-019

Business Cooperation in the North

Timo Rautajoki

President and CEO, Lapland Chamber of Commerce, Finland

Maakuntakatu 29-31 B, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland

Phone: +358405511289


Galina Alekseeva

Chair, Civic Chamber of Primorsky Krai, Russia

Russia-690091, Vladivostok, ul. Sukhanova, 8

Phone: +7 (914) 672-22-13