River in Yakutia, Russia

SM Stokwik

Our events brought in many students from Russia, because it is important to pay attention to education in order to bring up future leaders”.

 

Kjell Stokvik,

Managing Director, Centre for High North Logistics, Nord University Business School

Leading region: rotation of regions

Participating regions: Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Hokkaido

Brief information: The Youth Eco-Forum meets every year or a year and is a great place for teenagers and young people. At the forum, they not only can get to know each other and have a good time, but also share their experience about the environmental problems of the places where they come from. Focal topics - prevention of climate change, improving environmental literacy of citizens, urban ecology and the like; moreover, topics are updated for each new forum.

Current activity:

The Youth Eco Forum (YEF) was created to support comprehensive and balanced environmental education in order to realize the creative and leadership potential of Northern Youth. YEF is fostering a generation of youth that is proactive in addressing environmental issues, it is enhancing international relations through shared experiences in unique northern settings, and provides the tools for youth to make a difference in their home region.

Since 2001, the YEF has been organized on a regular basis by the international organization of the northern regions "The Northern Forum" (Executive Director Mikhail Pogodaev), on places provided by the member regions of the Northern Forum. This year the YEF was organized in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, with the full support of the Government of Lapland, represented by the Governor Mika Riipi, and the University of Lapland. Youth Ecological Forums have been held almost every year for more than 10 years. The first Forum was held in 2001 in Edmonton (Canada), and brought together 20 students from 7 countries and regions. Over the years, the Forum was hosted by such cities as Sapporo (Japan), Akureyri (Iceland), Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia), Anchorage (USA), Whitehorse (Canada), Yakutsk (Russia).

August 8-14, 2012, Canada’s Yukon Territory hosted the 2012 Northern Forum’s Youth Eco-Forum on the theme of “Climate Change and Creating Balance”.

August 1-10, 2014, Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, hosted the 2014 Northern Forum’s Youth Eco-Forum on the theme of “Clean city – clean planet”.

April 13-16, 2017, Salekhard, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, hosted the 2017 Northern Forum’s Youth Eco-Forum on the theme of “The Arctic – is Our Home”.

October 6-10, 2018, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, hosted the 2018 Northern Forum’s Youth Eco-Forum on the theme of “Voice of Northern Regions Youth for biodiversity conservation”.

During the Youth Eco Forum – 2018 participants presented reports on Northern biodiversity, prepared poster presentations, visited the Arktikum Science Center, listened to lectures by leading international experts in the field of biodiversity conservation, and adopted the Lapland Declaration – 2018. The Governor of Lapland Mika Riipi congratulated the participants of the Youth Eco-Forum - 2018 at the plenary session on October 8, 2018. On October 9-10 YEF participants, as observers, were involved in the events of the International Youth Eco-Summit and the International Congress on the Conservation of Arctic Biodiversity.

Results:

I Degree Diploma awarded to Ekaterina Arkhipova, student of the Labytnangi gymnasium of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug for the project “Children's Arctic School” and the project “Technology of construction of eco-houses in the northern regions”;

II Degree Diploma awarded to Anna-Sakhaaia Stepanova and Anatolii Osipov, students of the Berdigestyakh secondary school named after A.Osipov, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), for the project “The influence of the changing climate on the population of polar bears in the north-east of Yakutia”;

III Degree Diploma awarded to Oleg Vastaev, student of the Lyceum №2, Nizhnevartovsk, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, for the project “There is a place for plastic”.

“Regional biodiversity conservation” Diploma awarded to Hokkaido prefecture delegation.

“Arctic biodiversity conservation” Diploma awarded to Sakha Republic (Yakutia) delegation.

“Environmental education” Diploma awarded to Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug delegation.

“Pollution solving” Diploma awarded to Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Yugra delegation.

24 Jun 2022
The Northern Forum express gratitude to Governor of Gangwon Province Mr. Choi Moon-soon

 

On behalf of the Northern Forum we would like to express our gratitude and thanks to His Excellency Governor of Gangwon Province Mr. Choi Moon-soon for fruitful and hard work over the years of service. 

Northern Forum
24 Jun 2022
The delegation of the Republic of Vietnam visited the Northern Forum Secretariat

On June 24, a delegation of the Republic of Vietnam, represented by the Consul General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Vladivostok, Mr. Nguyen Dang Hien, the consul’s wife, Mrs. Nguyen Thu Kiun, [ ... ]

Northern Forum
11 Jun 2022
The Russian-Asian Arctic Research Consortium was created on the initiative of the Northern Forum and the North-Eastern Federal University

The Russian-Asian Arctic Research Consortium was created on the initiative of the International Organization of the Northern Regions The Northern Forum and the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) [ ... ]

Northern Forum
09 Jun 2022
Issues of Innovations Development in the Arctic were considered at the Youth Startup Forum

On June 9, 2022, the Youth Startup Forum was held in Khanty-Mansyisk, one of the events of the Northern Youth Forum, held as part of the Arctic Startup Expedition dedicated to technology and entrepreneurship.

Northern Youth Forum
07 Jun 2022
The Summer Regional Coordinators Committee Meeting of the Northern Forum was held on June 6-7 in Khanty-Mansyisk, Khanty-Mansyisk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra

The Summer Regonal Coordinators Committee Meeting of the Northern Forum was held on June 6-7 in Khanty-Mansyisk, Khanty-Mansyisk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra.

Northern Forum
06 Jun 2022
The Participants of the Northern Forum Regional Coordinators Committee Meeting planted trees as part of the Garden of Friendship International Action in Khanty-Mansyisk

The Participants of the Northern Forum Regional Coordinators Committee Meeting planted trees as part of the Garden of Friendship International Action during the XIII International IT Forum and the XIX [ ... ]

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4th Northern Sustainable Development Forum

September 27-30, 2022
Yakutsk, Russia

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Mika Riipi

Message from the Chair of the Northern Forum

In 2021, the Northern Forum celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Lapland was elected to fulfill the responsibilities of the Chairmanship from April 2021 until April 2023 in the Northern Forum XIV General Assembly held in Naryan-Mar, Nenets Autonomous Okrug in April 2021. It is a great honor for me to follow in the footsteps of Hannele Pokka, latest Lappish chairman of the Northern Forum 2001-2005.

Northern Youth Forum

Northern Youth Forum

The Northern Youth Forum (NYF) is a youth wing of the Northern Forum, consisting of representatives of young people from the age of 16 to 40 years.

Mission of the NYF is to strengthen the spirit of trust and cooperation between young representatives of Northern regions and countries at the stage of personal and professional views’ formation.

Goal of the NYF is to promote the interests and views of young people in solving the problems facing the Northern Forum by using the potential of international youth cooperation.