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ARCTIC CONNECTIONS – “Arctic and Mediterranean: new assets for energy security and green transition” | 28/29 febbraio 2024

ITALIAN SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION – SIOI 

ROYAL NORWEGIAN EMBASSY IN ITALY

HIGH NORTH CENTER FOR BUSINESS AND GOVERNANCE – NORD UNIVERSITY DI BODØ (NORVEGIA)

Rome, 28 – 29 February 2024

 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

ARCTIC CONNECTIONS

“Arctic and Mediterranean:
new assets for energy security and green transition”

Hybrid mode

SIOI UNA Italy, in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Italy and the High North Center for Business and Governance – Nord University of Bodø (Norway), is pleased to present the International Symposium Arctic Connections: “Arctic and Mediterranean: New Assets for Energy Security and Green Transition”, which will take place on 28 and 29 February 2024 in English and in hybrid mode.

The high-level event will address issues related to the Arctic and Mediterranean quadrant with the aim of analyzing any parallels on common challenges linked to the energy crisis and the ecological transition. Italian and foreign experts from the scientific, economic, academic and political sectors will participate.

The initiative falls within the scope of the Project: “Arctic Connections – Arctic and Mediterranean: new assets for energy security and strategic balances” which benefits from the contribution assigned with decree 4852/1167/2/2023 – Analysis, Programming, Statistics and Historical Documentation – pursuant to art. 23 – bis of Presidential Decree 18/1967 for 2023.

 

P R O G R A M

Wednesday, February 28th 2024

 

15.00 – 17.00 Side Event: Youth engagement in the Arctic to tackle the climate change

 

Icebreakers:

Alessandra CARUSO, Arctic Officer, Italian Society for International Organization, SIOI

Bård Borch MICHALSEN, Arctic University of Norway and High North Center for Business and Governance

Youth voices:

Annarita NAPOLITANO e Giacomo DI CAPUA, UNYDP – UN Youth Delegate of Italy

Giulia TARIELLO, EU Youth Delegate to the UN

Maja WOLLAND BLOMBERG, PhD Research Fellow at High North Center for Business and Governance

will discuss about:

How can youth from North and South be engaged to make the High North a better and more attractive place to live and work during times of climate change, and what do youths think politicians and business should do?

 Other participants: Representative of MSOI – UNYA (SIOI Student Movement for International Organization), SIOI students, Youth Representatives from Nord University

 

Thursday, February 29th 2024         

09:00 – 09:30 Registration of participants

 

9.30 – 10.15  Opening Speeches

Riccardo SESSA, President of SIOI

Johan VIBE, Ambassador of Norway to Italy

Massimiliano NANNINI, Director of the Italian Hydrographic Institute, Italian Navy

Frode MELLEMVIK, Director, High North Center for Business and Governance

 

10.15- 10.30: Global Perspectives of Arctic Cooperation

Maria VARTERESSIAN, Deputy Minister, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

 

10.30  – 12.45 Session I: The Arctic and the Mediterranean: research and insight

Chair:  Giuseppe MORABITO, Ambassador, SIOI Board

Aldo PIGOLI, Professor, SIOI and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan

Andreas ØSTHAGEN, Senior Researcher, Fridtjof Nansen Institute & Associate Professor, High North Center

Massimiliano NANNINI, Director of the Italian Hydrographic Institute, Italian Navy

Ivan CARUSO, Military Advisor to SIOI

Q&A session

 

14.00 – 16.00 Session II: Cooperation for Energy transition and a sustainable economic development

Chair:  Bård Borch MICHALSEN, Arctic University of Norway and High North Center for Business and Governance

Knut Harald NYGÅRD, Project Manager, Northern Area Unit, Equinor

Marco PIREDDA, Head of International Affairs Analysis and Business Support, ENI

Monica PAULSEN, General Manager Kunnskapsparken Helgeland and Cluster Manager for the Arctic Cluster Team – ACT

Håvard VOLLSET LIEN, Vice President Research and Innovation, Vard Group

 Q&A session

 

 16.00 -16.30 Closing Session

Giuseppe MORABITO, Ambassador, SIOI Board

Bård Borch MICHALSEN, Arctic University of Norway and High North Center for Business and Governance

Carmine ROBUSTELLI, Special Envoy for the Arctic, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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28 - 29 Feb 2024
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