ArcticHubs webinar series in Spring 2024: Navigating the Future

Join us for a series of four webinars that will explore the research findings from our European Arctic hubs and discuss solutions to land-use tensions in the rapidly changing Arctic.

  • February 8 – 13:00 – 14:30 (CET) : WP2 Environmental impacts and Arctic Hubs: drivers, pressures, and interaction
  • April 8 – 13:00 – 14:30 (CET) : WP3 Exploring Local Perspectives: Insights into Existing Economic Activities in the Arctic from Selected Hubs
  • May 13 – 13:00 – 14:30 (CET) : WP4 In search of solutions to ongoing land-use conflicts: Implementation of participatory tools in Arctic Hubs
  • May 24 – 13:00 – 14:30 (CET) : WP5 Arctic Futures 2035 – opportunities and threats

WP5 ARCTIC FUTURES 2035: Opportunities and Threats

  • Date and time: Friday May 24, 2024 at 13.00-14.30 (CET)

The overall objective of WP5 is to enhance the ability of hub regions to adapt against future social, economic and environmental changes, in order to create more resilient communities. In the work package, future scenarios are being devised based upon a variety of data and collaborative methods used to incorporate local perspectives. These include statistical data, Delphi survey and future workshops in hub regions. Attention is placed in particular on crucial issues such as demographic changes, global interests in the Arctic, along with local and indigenous communities’ needs.

Our approach is truly participative, involving the gathering together of actors from different regional levels and different fields of life. Jointly we have developed different scenarios – evaluated the impacts of them – thought how to get to the desired future – and are building an associated suite of policy recommendations.


Introduction to ArcticHubs – Pasi RAUTIO
Aims of future work – Seija TUULENTIE
Forsight methods – Pasi RIKKONEN
Results from each future work hubs,

  • Westfjords (Rannveig Òlafsdóttir); Malå (Gun Lidestav); Varangerfjord (Roy Robertsen); Faroe Islands (Ragnheiður Bogadóttir); Inari (Esa Inkilä); Nuuk (Kristine Lynge-Pedersen); Forestry (Pasi Rautio);  Arctic youth (Taru Rikkonen); Future of Arctic livelihoods (Seija Tuulentie)

Questions for audience using Mentimeter – Jonathan KARKUT
Closing discussion – facilitated by Jonathan KARKUT

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Friday May 24, 2024 at 13-14.30 (CET)

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