NSPA Forum 2024 in Bodø, Norway

The Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) network wishes to welcome you to the NSPA Forum of 2024, from 13th to 14th of September. This year’s event will take place in Bodø, the first European Capital of Culture north of the Arctic Circle.

The NSPA Forum 2024 invites all individuals with a keen interest in the advancement of sparsely populated areas across the Nordic region. Whether you are actively involved in addressing regional challenges, fostering cross-border collaborations, or exploring innovative opportunities for these areas, we encourage you to join us. 

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, 11th September:

  • Evening: dinner, and cultural activities for early arrivals (registration required)  

Thursday, 12th September: 

  • 09:00–11:30: Boat/RIB trip to Saltstraumen (registration required) 
  • 11:30–12:30: Lunch 
  • 12:30–19:00 Program 
    • Welcome speech and introduction by Svein M. Eggesvik, County President Nordland 
    • Bodø 2024: Presentation of the project and Ung 2024 
    • OECD recommendations and planning of publication 
    • Geopolitics, infrastructure, and transport 
    • EU and Arctic discussions 
  • Evening: Dinner and beer tasting at Restaurant Bådin followed by a cultural event. 

Friday, 13th September:

  • 09:00–10:30: Rebranding NSPA – finalising workshop 
  • 10:30–11:30: Arctic Race – a possibility for cross-border cooperation in North Nordic 
  • 11:30–12:00: Conclusions and take-aways
  • 12:00: Lunch and return home 

All practical information can be found on NSPAs website here

Please register here

Due to high demand, early registration is recommended. A confirmation email will be sent out closer to the forum with additional information to everyone who has registered.

Partner: Northern Sparsely Populated Areas

Place: Thon Hotel Nordlys, Bodø

Datum/Tid: 2024-09-12 12:00 - 23:59

Upcoming occasions

2024-09-13 00:00 - 12:00