EU Arctic Forum

The European Commission, the European External Action Service, and the Government of Sweden will jointly organise the EU Arctic Forum in Umeå, Sweden, on 3-4 October 2019. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and Commissioner Karmenu Vella will host the event.


The EU Arctic Forum will provide an opportunity to assess recent developments in the Arctic and to discuss the challenges ahead. A broad range of Arctic stakeholders representing governments, international organisations, civil society, industry, research, indigenous and local communities will feed into the discussion. 


The event will build on the achievements of the EU Arctic policy in recent years and will provide a strategic outlook for the years to come. The focus will be on international cooperation, the climate-environment-ocean nexus, sustainable investments, and connectivity in the Arctic.


The EU Arctic Forum will include several keynote addresses and five panel sessions on 3 October. Foreign Ministers from EU member states as well as the Arctic Council countries will be invited to participate. 


The Annual Arctic Indigenous Peoples’ Dialogue with interactive panel discussions will be held on 4 October.


Date: 3-4 October 2019

Location: Umeå, Sweden.

Further information: You can find out more from the Event website.