University of the Arctic Council meeting in Stockholm
The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a non-governmental organization with more than 200 member universities, institutes and other organizations, mostly within the northern hemisphere, but members also come from China, Japan, Korea and other non-Arctic countries.
Text: Oscar Sedholm
Each year members of UArctic send delegates to the Council Meeting that this year takes place at Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) 18-20 September.
Peter Sköld, director at Arcum, and chair of UArctic Board of Governors.
Image Per Axelsson
Arcum director Peter Sköld is chair of UArctic Board of Governors and presented their work during the opening day. He highlighted the legal review process that aims to give UArctic a new legal status, with the purpose to place UArctic in a stronger position when it comes to contractual capacity, fundraising & liability. He also presented the fundraising initiative that aims to develop a financially sustainable organization, and increase private giving, stable governmental support, and to build endowment. The Board of Governors also work on UArctic Strategic Plan 2030 that should be a reflection of UArctic’s vision, values, and mission, that includes goals with high level outcomes, and internal goals that address growth and development of UArctic.
On Friday 20 September a Charter will be signed to ensure that the process of establishing a legal UArctic association under the laws of Finland moves forward as planned, thereby establishing the new UArctic Association.