Arctic green, digital transition: solutions for recovery through cross-border cooperation 

Bringing together regional partners, this session during European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) will showcase examples of the green and digital transition from Arctic and near-Arctic regions. The workshop will explore how regional cross-border cooperation contributes to the EU Green Deal and Europe’s recovery with digital solutions. It will also consider how EU policy, aimed at driving the twin green and digital transitions, can learn from the forerunners in green and digital projects.

Taking place on 12 October 2021, as part of this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), we are delighted to invite you to our workshop: Arctic green & digital transition: solutions for recovery through cross-border cooperation.  

Creating arenas for the politicians and citizens to exchange views and discuss solutions, is vital to the success of EU’s leadership on climate and digital issues as well as for the recovery. Bringing together partners from East and North Finland EU Office, North Sweden European Office, North Norway European Office, and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, this session will showcase examples of the green and digital transition from Arctic and near-Arctic regions who are already addressing green, digital transitions.

The examples will set the scene for a political panel representing several political institutions. By discussing EU policy framework as an enabler of increased green and digital development through cross-border cooperation and by actively including the audience, the workshop will use collaboration to seek out solutions for Europe’s recovery and to reach the EU Green Deal aims. The discussion will also focus on collaboration as a means to work towards climate neutrality while ensuring inclusiveness. The event will provide a platform to bring together regions, politicians and citizens, sharing information and experiences in making the transitions a reality.

With speakers from the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions, the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas Network and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, each sharing fascinating project examples, this workshop will bring together politicians, citizens and experts to discuss how we can make the green and digital transitions a reality.  

The workshop during EWRC is a collaboration between the Brussels-based regional offices North Sweden, East North Finland, North Norway which together form the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) and Scotland Highlands and Islands Brussels offices.

The registration is open!

Read more about the NSPA on our website here.