More than 180 guests from Norway, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Taimyr, Salekhard, Chukotka, seven districts of Yakutia and Yakutsk participated the first ArcticSkills professional competence championship in Russia, held in the framework of International Seminar “Reindeer Husbandry – a Cornerstone of Indigenous Life in the Arctic”.


At the meeting concluded on March 23 in Levi, Finland, the Arctic Council addressed the major themes of meteorological cooperation and improvement of telecommunications in the region.
Friday, 23 Mar 2018
Levi, Finland


Levi, Finland is hosting March 19-20 and 22-23, 2018, the Arctic Council’s second Sustainable Development Working Group and Senior Arctic Officials’ meetings held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019). These meetings bring together representatives from the eight Arctic States, the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, six Working Groups, and over 30 Observer states and organizations.

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The Northern Forum attended the fifth session of the Norwegian-Russian Working Group for Interregional and Cross-Border Cooperation of the Norwegian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technical Cooperation which was held on March 15 in Murmansk.

UIC Business Tour 2018

February 27th - March 2nd, 2018
HOSTED BY: Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation

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A “Model of the Northern Forum” business game was held February 26-28, 2018 at the NEFU Academic Board Hall under joint initiative of the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) and the Northern Forum.


The Board meeting of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), international cooperative network of Circumpolar Arctic region’s universities and colleges, will be held in Yakutsk on April 6-7, 2018. According to Lars Kullerud, UArctic President, the meeting’s main agenda will be improvements in academic mobility and professional education.

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February 15, 2018 the fourth scientific and practical conference "School of Life in the North" was held in English within the framework of the "Partnership of Schools" project.


Quebec, Canada is hosting the Arctic
Council’s PAME Working Group meeting on February 12-14, 2018.

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The Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide, speaking at the Arctic Frontiers international conference in Tromsø, says that the Arctic, in spite of the increasing unpredictability and security issues around the world, the Arctic continues to be a region of stability and cooperation.

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US Consul General Michael Keays has expressed Alaska’s readiness to develop cooperation with Russian Far Eastern regions in his letter to Governor of Chukotka Roman Kopin, the press service of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug administration reports.