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Welcome to the Summit of Barents Euro-Arctic Indigenous Sámi People!

Updated: Feb 10

22-24 March 2023

Brussels, Belgium

The Sámi Parliament in Finland, the European Parliament and the Finnish Presidency of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council have the pleasure to invite you to the Summit of Barents Euro-Arctic Indigenous Sámi People, taking place in the European Parliament, Brussels, on 22–24 March 2023. The up-coming Summit is the first Indigenous Peoples Summit organized physically for four years, following the Covid-19 pandemic. The Summit will convene both Sámi and EU decision-makers to an important dialogue. One of the main topics to be discussed during the Summit, is the climate change, which has a profound impact to Sámi culture, languages, and livelihoods.

The purpose of the Summit is to contribute to a closer dialogue between the Sámi community and the EU, as well as to exchange knowledge and experience that can lead to more sustainable development among indigenous peoples in the European part of the Arctic. The Summit aims also to raise awareness among EU decision-makers about the need to include the Sámi people in EU policymaking.

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