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High North Dialogue 2023 | Side Event: The High North Seen from a Southern Perspective – 18 April 2023

HIGH NORTH DIALOGUE 2023
BUSINESS IN THE ARCTIC – SPACES OF OPPORTUNITIES | 18 – 21 APRIL 2023
HIGH NORTH CENTER
BODØ, NORWAY

SIDE EVENT
THE HIGH NORTH SEEN FROM A SOUTHERN PERSPECTIVE
TUESDAY 18 APRIL 2023 11.30 – AM – 12.30 PM

SIOI-UNA Italy organizes a side event on “The High North Seen from a Southern Perspective” as part of High North Dialogue 2023.

High North Dialogue, organized by High North Center for Business and Governance at Nord University, is a platform for dialogue about the sustainable future in the Arctic. The conference offers a full day of interesting Side Events on April 18, the main conference, opened by the Norwegian Prime Minister, on April 19 and 20, and the youth event Barents Generation on April 21.
Taking place in conjunction with the High North Dialogue, Side Events are an integral part of the conference and they free of charge.

Here you can find out more and register to follow High North Dialogue 2023 online.

Session
Italy has an ultra-centennial history in the Arctic and it has been one of the most active members since joining the Arctic Council in 2013.
Norway is the Arctic country with which the greatest collaborations have been developed, in the scientific, technological and industrial fields. Being this year the main theme “Business in the Arctic – Space of Opportunities”, it is very important to confirm and to strengthen this cooperation by uniting two regions, the Arctic and the Mediterranean, that surround the same continent, through a joint and renewed partnership.
What happens in the Arctic impacts with tangible repercussions the Arctic region as well as the Mediterranean and beyond. The Arctic challenges have nowadays become global as “what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic”.
Global challenges imply global approach, request common efforts and shared responsibilities for the whole international community while respecting the sovereign rights, the ecosystem and indigenous people.

The side event has the main goal to be an open brainstorming debate to enlighten the main strengths of the partnership and the key points for an effective outreach strategy in order to contribute to the sustainable development of the Region.

Panelists:

Alessandra CARUSO – Arctic Affairs Officer, SIOI-UNA Italy – Welcoming Address

Bård Borch MICHALSEN – UiT Norges arktiske universitet – Moderator

Carmine ROBUSTELLI – Special Envoy for the Arctic, Italian MFA
Aldo PIGOLI – Professor, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan
Andreas RASPOTNIK – Senior Researcher, Fridtjof Nansen Institute & Senior Researcher, High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University

Time and place
Tuesday, 18 April 2023, 11.30 AM – 12.30 PM
Stormen Library, Litteratursalen
Storgata 1A, BODØ

The event will be streamed online here. Join Vimeo to watch.