Group photo of the Food (In)Security Project Meeting. Photo by Karolina Sikora.

The Final Workshop of Food (In)Security in the Arctic was held in Rovaniemi

28.8.2019 13:02

‘‘Food (in)Security in the Arctic: Contribution of Traditional and Local Food to promote Food Security with Particular Reference to the European High North” project team gathered for the third time from the 26th to the 27th of August at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. This was the final workshop of the project in which participants presented each other's drafts of chapters' contribution to the upcoming book, and discussed the future possibilities of cooperation.

The workshop brought sixteen thought-provoking academic presentations focusing on numerous aspects of food (in)security as applicable to the Arctic. Participants approached their topics from diverse angles including human rights, political science, biology, economics, and ethics. Such variety of fields provided a multidisciplinary character of the workshop. The workshop was followed by the discussion on the forthcoming book, which will constitute the outcome of the project.

Participants were from the Arctic Centre (University of Lapland), Arctic Research Centre (Umeå University), University of Helsinki, Uppsala University, The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway, University of Hannover, University of Toulouse, Altai State Technical University Siberia, Murmansk Arctic State University, French National Research Center, Rovira i Virgili University, University of Montreal, Lund University and Mälardalen University.

The project is hosted by the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland and funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Principal Investigator of the project, Research Professor Kamrul Hossain is also the lead of UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law.

More information about the project can be found from the link:


Photo: Karolina Sikora