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EU Arctic Forum: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, Commissioner Karmenu Vella and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ann Linde

Plenary session 3rd of October:

Press conference 3rd of October:

Plenary session 4th of October:

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.

The Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde 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.

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More information about Umeå is available on the Visit Umeå website.

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When
3 October 2019, 8.00 - 4 October 2019, 13.00 (CEST)
Where
Umeå
Sweden