On 14-17th of August 2023 in Arendal, the Arctic Economic Council, together with 20 partners from Nordområdepartnerskapet network,  is organising over 16 panels devoted to sustainable development, international cooperation and climate change in the Arctic region. Arendalsuka is the largest annual political gathering in Norway and an important arena for stakeholders from policymaking, business, science and research. The discussions will take place in Lavvu at Fløyheia. The entrance is free.



Monday, 14th August

11:00-13:45 Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions are a part of the solutions for the business models of the future

12:00–14:00 Nordområde lunch. A taste of the Arctic

14:00–15:00 Norway’s Chairship in the Arctic Council,  presentasjon

15:00–17:00 Young People in the North – conversation about the future


Tuesday, 15th August

10:00–10:50  Regional cooperation in the North. Now what?

12:00–13:15 How do the Norwegian space investments safeguard safety, climate considerations and business interests in the North?

14:00-14:45 The concept selection investigation. What opportunities does it provide for the development of transport in the north?

16:00–16:45 People in the North: a fight for survival?


Wednesday, 16th August

09:00–09:45 Living with the climate change

10:00–10:45 That’s why you should care about the tipping point

11:00–11:45 Tabutiltak

12:00-14:45 Dialogue on Arctic Food Systems and Opportunities

15:00–15:45 Energy in the North – coexistence and power production in the Arctic conditions

16:00 -17:00 Arctic Research. Who decides?


Thursday, 17th August

08:30–09:30 Diplomatic breakfast in the Lavvu

09:45–10:45 Understanding the North American Arctic

11:00–12:00 Perspectives on Arctic Governance


Partners of the Nordområdepartnerskapet – network

1. Arctic Economic Council

2. Bjerknessenteret/Universitetet i Bergen

3. Embassy of Canada to Norway

4. Equinor

5. Fram centre

6. Fridtjof Nansens Institute

7. GRID-Arendal

8. International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry

9. Kongsberg Gruppen

10. Nordland research institute

11. Nord University, including High North Centre and  Centre for High North Logistics (CHNL)

12. The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research

13. Norwegian Polar Institute

14. Sami parliament

15. Stortinget delegation for the Arctic parliamentarian cooperation

16. Tromsø kommune

17. Troms Kraft

18. UiT The Arctic University of Norway

19. University of the Arctic (UArctic)

20. U.S. Embassy in Norway