THE ARCTIC AWARENESS WEEK – SIOI Rome, 1-4 October, 2019

The first and Unique Italian Arctic Awareness Week fully devoted to the safeguard of the Arctic and Antarctic!


International Symposium


A trust building Arctic cooperation on Energy, Security and Blue Economy

SIOI – Rome | Tuesday 1st October 2019, h.9.00 am – 5.00 pm

SIOI – UNA Italy and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Italy, in collaboration with the High North Center for Business and Governance – Nord University (Bodø), launch the International Symposium “Arctic connections: A trust building Arctic cooperation on Energy, Security and Blue Economy” sponsored by E-Geos and Generali.

Arctic States and Observers will be invited to participate and discuss pressing issues relating to sustainable development through Arctic infrastructure and communication, national interests and energy opportunities. The aim of the Conference, which will be paneled by international experts, is to create synergies between the human population and environmental reactions, with a specific focus on the Arctic region. In addition to scientific cooperation, the Observer States, like Italy, can play a key role in raising awareness beyond the Arctic Circle and drawing attention to the importance Arctic climate change, and how it can affect areas outside of the Arctic.

For strengthening relations between Italy, other Observer States and the Arctic States, SIOI organizes, in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the United States Embassy to Italy and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, the first Arctic Awareness Week that encompasses all aspects of the Arctic region including the environment, sustainable development, economy and inter-state cooperation. The Arctic Awareness Week is composed by two large events: Arctic Connections and ZeroHackathon on Oceans and Poles.

Info -> 

ARCTIC CONNECTION PROGRAMME  -> Arctic Connections 2019 Program _compressed (2)



International Youth Marathon of Ideas 

#ZeroHackathon2019 on Oceans and Poles

The Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI – UNA Italy) together with the Students’ Movement for International Organization (MSOI/UNYA-Italy), in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, the United States Embassy to Italy and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Rome launch the  #ZeroHackathon2019 on Oceans and Poles : Green Generation- The Young Changemakers for the future of Europe.

ZERO is where we start from in building up this innovative contest that brings ideas and creative solutions to challenging problems taking into considerations the proposal of the new generation.

SIOI’s youth marathon of ideas will focus on the role of sustainable development to address the consequences of climate change in the Arctic, Antarctic and Oceans.

We will challenge more than 200 highly motivated young students from high schools and universities all around the world. They will gather in Rome from 2 to 4 October 2019, to take part in this unique international youth marathon where creativity, civic engagement and teamwork are key elements to success.

Participants are invited to develop innovative, high-impact ideas and projects to promote international cooperation, rising awareness on the most pressing issues related to Oceans and Poles, strengthening resilience of multi-scale changes, addressing the rapidly changing climate and the consequences of pollution, improving a safe and secure use of marine protected areas and the Arctic and Antarctic resources.