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Arctic Award 2019 Ceremony Tuesday 17 September 2019

19:00

Early registration (participants can collect their badges) and welcome drink & buffet

19:20

Festive Arctic Award 2019 Ceremony

20:00

Opening of the exhibition

21:00

End of the evening

What can Cooperation Programmes do for the Arctic? Wednesday 18 September 2019

Session 1:
Morning Session
9:00

Welcome and introduction

9:10

Introduction to the Arctic Cooperation by all programmes

9:45

Ambassador Jari Vilén, Senior Advisor in Arctic policy matters, European Commission.

Topic: EPSC policy paper on the future EU Arctic Policy, followed by Q&A

10:15

Project presentations: APP4SEA (Northern Periphery and Arctic), Grab (Kolarctic) and Cleantech (Botnia-Atlantica)

10:45

Coffee break in the exhibition area

11:15

Regional development in the Arctic: panel discussion moderated by Ms Päivi Ekdahl:

  • Mr Kaj Suomela, Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, Finland
  • Mr Rickard Carstedt Regional Council of Västerbotten, Sweden
  • Mr Stuart Black, The Highland Council, Scotland
  • Ms Irene Dahl, Troms County Council, Norway
  • Mr Ilya Ostapchuk, Murmansk Regional Government, Russia
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch at the venue

Session 2:
Afternoon Session
13:30

After lunch chat reflecting about the Arctic Cooperation between Mr Bernhard Schausberger, INTERACT Point Vienna, Austria, and Dr Irene McMaster, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

14:00

Project presentations: AIDA (Nord) and Kalitka (Karelia)

14:30

Keynote speech by Mr Moray Gilland, European Commission, DG Regio. 

Topic: future of Interreg, followed by Q&A

15:15

Conclusions from the conference and next steps 

15:30

End of conference. Coffee is served in the exhibition area