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SIDE EVENTS

Several side events will be arranged during the Summit of Barents Euro-Arctic Indigenous Sámi People.

 

Barents Indigenous Youth Side Event

 

 

Date and time: 22 March, 12.30-16.00

Venue: Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi/Westraat 75, Meeting room “Germany”

 

Barents Regional Youth Council (BRYC) and EU - Sami Youth Lab welcome you at a Side Event to be arranged within the framework of the Summit of Barents Euro-Arctic Indigenous Sámi People.

 

How can we make Barents region more liveable? How is it like to be the young person and living in the remote areas of the High North? How can the young people contribute to more transparent decision making? Who keeps depriving young Sámi of their land and how can young Sámi reach the European institutions that are supporting them?

 

You will find answers to these questions, as well as listen to unique Indigenous perspectives on human rights, traditional knowledge and sustainable lifestyle.

 

The event is open for public.

 

For more information, please contact Jens Kristian Øvstebø, International Barents Secretariat, jens@barents-council.org

 

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Presentation of the Barents Region Green Transition Concept Paper

 

Date and time: 22 March, 13.00-17.00

Venue: Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi/Westraat 75, Meeting room “France”

 

Work on Barents Region Green Transition Concept Paper has been one of the flagship projects during Finland's Presidency of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council 2021-2023.

 

The document was presented in February 2023 in Kemi, where the joint green transition action plan for the northern regions of Finland, Sweden and Norway was announced. The action plan is based on a report produced by the Lapland Chamber of Commerce and Gaia Consulting, according to which the potential for industrial investments in the northern regions of Finland, Sweden and Norway will be up to EUR 160 billion by 2030.

Green transition has become increasingly acute throughout Europe. In particular, raw materials, such as rare minerals, from northern regions play an increasingly important role in the European Union's self-sufficiency and security of supply.

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland invites you to take part in the presentation of the Green Transition Concept Paper in Brussels to discuss green shift in the Barents region.

To register, please follow the link.

Read more and download the Green Transition Concept Paper

For more information, please contact Antti Virtanen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Antti.Virtanen@formin.fi

 

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Barents Working Group on Culture Meeting in Friends of the Presidency format

(by invitation only)

 

Date and time: 23 March, 11.00-16.30; 24 March 10.00-13.00

Venue: European Parliament

 

Participation in the event is by invitation only.

For more information, please contact Maija Lummepuro, Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, WGC co-Chair, maija.lummepuro@gov.fi

 

EMAS Sustainability Talk

 

Date and time: 23 March, 13.15-14.00

Venue: European Parliament

 

“EMAS Sustainability Talks” is a regular arrangement of the European Parliament on topics related to sustainability and climate change, moderated by the EP Vice-President Heidi Hautala. 

 

On 23 March, World Meteorological Day, “EMAS Sustainability Talk” will discuss how the changing climate in the Arctic affects the everyday life of people in Northern Europe.

 

The event will be live streamed.

 

For more information, please contact Franziska Broich, Franziska.Broich@europarl.europa.eu

 

Other inquiries: info@samisummit.org

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