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Umeå Arctic Forum

Time Friday 22 January, 2021 at 10:30 - 12:20
Place Oneline: ZOOM

Please notice that the language of the presentations is Swedish and this site is for information about the event in English. 

Umeå Arctic Forum (UAF) is held every year around Arcum's "birthday". The purpose is to discuss current Arctic issues and challenges together with decision-makers at national, regional and local leve; representatives of business and organizations and researchers from Umeå University. Carrying and recurring elements are Sweden as an Arctic country and the benefits and circumstances for research. The theme for this year's UAF is Sweden's new strategy for the Arctic region.

Umeå Arctic Forum

This year, the focus is on the new Swedish strategy for the Arctic region and the forum will be held in Swedish. Foreign Minister Ann Linde will present the strategy and two panels, Research and the Region, will comment their perspectives. Finally, the Foreign Minister will answer submitted questions, and there are opportunities to ask questions to panelists.


10,30 AM Opening speech

  • Hans Adolfsson, vice-chancellor of Umeå University

10.35 AM Introduction

  • Peter Sköld, Professor, and former director of the Arctic Research Center at Umeå University

10.40 AM Presentation of Sweden's strategy for the Arctic region

  • Foreign Minister Ann Linde


11.10 AM Comments on the strategy from different perspectives


  • Polar Research Secretariat, Director Katarina Gårdfeldt
  • Science, Johan Olofsson, Professor of Ecology Umeå University
  • Social Sciences, Dieter Müller, Vice-Chancellor Umeå University


Regional challenges - Regional development

  • Västerbotten Region, Regional Development Director Anna Pettersson
  • Västerbotten County Administrative Board, County Councilor Lars Lustig
  • Umeå Municipality, Chairman of the City Council, Marie-Louise Rönnmark
  • EU, MEP Erik Bergqvist
  • Sami society, Åsa Larsson Blind, vice-president of the Sami Council


Kl. 12:15 Closing remarks


We hope that you have the opportunity to participate in this year's event which is located online and held in Swedish. Register your interest via the link below and we will send more information and a link before the event.

Please notice that the language of this event is Swedish.

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