Finland will chair the Arctic Council in 2017 – 2019 but what makes Finland an Arctic country? Answers to that can be found in a new book “Arctic Variety” published by the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland and Europeinformation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
The book gives a voice to everyday actors and daily life of the Arctic
in various professions and parts of Finland. Finland will be celebrating
the 100th anniversary of its independence next year as a happy, proud
and understanding Arctic country. The book covers Arctic themes like
tourism, design, economy, shipping, education, health care, research and
diplomacy by meeting individuals who actually work with these fields.
The authors of the book are Marjo Laukkanen
, Science Journalist, and Markku Heikkilä
Head of Science Communications, both from the Arctic Centre at the
University of Lapland. In 2013, same authors wrote the book “Arctic
Calls”, also published by the Europeinformation.
is published in four languages – Finnish, Swedish, North Saami and
English – and it can be ordered free of charge via the website of the
Europe Information at http://julkaisut.um.fi/c/23-uutuudet/?sort=name_a
book is available online and it comes with five videos telling about
everyday life in the Arctic. The videos can be viewed and the link to
the online book can be find at http://www.arcticcentre.org/EN/communications/variety
The book was published at the Helsinki Book Fair, 27th October.
Marjo Laukkanen, marjo.laukkanen(at)ulapland.fi, +358 40 484 4296
Markku Heikkilä, markku.heikkila(at)ulapland.fi, +358 40 484 4300