When? Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9-18

Where? NH Brussels EU Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 1000 Brussels.

To register, please go to the REGISTRATION FORM

The number of the registered participants for the workshops on climate change, ocean governance and fisheries and digital connectivity has reached full capacity of the meeting rooms. If you wish to participate in one of these workshops, please contact astepien(at) or euapa(at) . Thank you for you understanding.


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The November 2018 EU-Circumpolar Arctic Dialogue Seminar will be the third seminar in a series of dialogue events. It will aim to: 

  • Obtain input from key Arctic stakeholders and experts to identify challenges and issues (prevalent and upcoming) that policymakers (EU and beyond) would benefit from knowing about;
  • Deliberate on topics in which policymakers could take future actions;
  • Facilitate interaction between EU officials, Arctic stakeholders, and experts.

The seminar will be a working event. After the short plenary session with introductory presentations, the participants will be divided into four thematic workshops:

  • Climate Change and the Arctic, 
  • Arctic Maritime Transport,
  • Governance of the Arctic Ocean and Arctic Fisheries, 
  • Addressing Arctic connectivity needs through the integration and development of services. 

In each workshop, a moderator will facilitate discussion in groups of 15-25 participants. Participants include Arctic stakeholders and experts, as well as EU officials. Ten days before the seminar, participants will receive a list of specific questions that will be addressed in each workshop as well as the background paper. In addition, prior to the seminar, the participants are requested to: think about: 

  • one new or surprising development or one prevalent challenge within the theme of the workshop;
  • one action that policymakers (not only EU policymakers) should take in the near future.

The Dialogue Seminar is being organised under the EU Arctic Policy Assessment project, which is financed by the European Union. It is co-convened by the European External Action Service and the European Commission (Directorate General for Research and Innovation and the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments) with the support of the contractor, Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland together with project partners.

You may consult the Joint Communication on an integrated EU policy for the Arctic (2016)

If you have any questions, please contact us at EUAPA(at)
To register, please go to the REGISTRATION FORM

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