JUSTNORTH Policy Lab: INFORMATION (and registration)

the workshop is a part of:
Toward Just, Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Economies, Environments and Societies JUSTNORTH, a project funded under the EU Horizon 2020

Place: Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels, Room: Magritte (3rd floor)
Time: 30 November 2022, 9-11 am (you can arrive from 8:30, coffee will be served)

 We have reached the maximum number of participants . The registration is now closed.
However, if you are interested in joining us, please write to Adam at astepien@ulapland.fi .

The purpose of the JUSTNORTH Policy Lab is to disucss policy, regulatory and governance options and recommendations that could facilitate a more just and more sustainable economic developments in the Arctic. The focus will be on the areas and sectors where the European Union could contribute to the more just governance of the Arctic.
The workshop will bring together EU policymakers, Arctic stakeholders, rightsholders and decisionmakers and JUSTNORTH researchers.
The Policy Lab will be conducted as a moderated discussion rather than an academic seminar. JUSTNORTH researchers will lead the deliberations, building on the outputs of JUSTNORTH case studies relevant for policy and regulatory landscape governing the Arctic, as captured in the set of policy briefs. We have identified challenges and gaps in pursuing just economic activities in the Arctic and brought together various ideas that can ultimately lead towards recommendations. Such ideas will serve us only as starting points for the co-creation of recommendations through the dialogue with Arctic stakeholders, rightsholders and decision-makers.

Workshop agenda:
1. Brieg introduction to the JUSTNORTH and the project outputs related to governance. (20 min)
2. Introduction to the Policy Lab process. (5 min)
3. Discussion on 3-4 selected topics (challenges related to "justice in economic development" identifed in JUSTNORTH case studies):
- Is it truly a problem/challenge? What sort of challenge is it?
- What do we need to know to address the problem?
- Whare are the possible policy options / solutions / good practices?
- What are the barriers and facilitators for adopting and implementing selected solutions? Are there any downsides/trade-offs?
- How to measure progress/success?
4. Wrap-up (5 min)

JUSTNORTH project is exploring the perspectives and values that stakeholders can bring to Arctic economic decision-making. It is funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 programme. JUSTNORTH aims to change the future of Arctic economic development by bringing recognition and respect for different value systems to decision-making. In 17 case studies examining the historical and legal development of economic activities in the Arctic, the project team is learning the values of Arctic stakeholders and rightsholders to define the starting point for sustainability and analyses the justice implications for economic activities in the Arctic. These values and their indicators from the JUSTNORTH case studies will provide a cornerstone for determining the viability of economic activities in the Arctic, as well as clarify policy, legal, and regulatory pathways for implementing decision-making principles based on justice and ethics. 

JUSTNORTH Policy Briefs (basis for Policy Lab Discussions):
https://justnorth.eu/outcome/ [JUSTNORTH Policy Briefs will be available soon]

REGISTRATION is now closed. Please write to astepien@ulapland.fi if you wish to join us.

By filling out the registration form, you agree to being added to the mailing list of the JUSTNORTH Policy Lab and to your data being added to the database used solely for the purpose of organizing and reporting from the workshop. You have the right to review the data stored in our database and revise or remove them at any time. Contact Adam Stepien at astepien@ulapland.fi

The data is processed in accordance to the GDPR: the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (Data Protection Directive). The controller of personal data is the University of Lapland, Finland. Data Protection Officer: Hannu Mikkola, +358 40 735 6200, tietosuoja (at) ulapland.fi

If you have any questions about the workshop or the Arctic PASSION project, please contact us:
Elena Conde, conde@der.ucm.es
Adam Stepien, astepien@ulapland.fi +358 404844298 (regarding technical issues related to the workshop)
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (leading JUSTNORTH WP6)


EU flag.png  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869327.

Disclaimer: This page and the outputs of JUSTNORTH project reflect only the authors' views and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.