Policy area: Regional policy
The political network Europaforum Northern Sweden has adopted a position paper on the EU’s new Arctic policy launched on October the 13th 2021. Europaforum Northern Sweden welcomes the policy but underlines that the Arctic needs to be embraced by the EU in a greater holistic manner than the new policy manages to deliver.
02 Nov 2021 Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) meeting about Arctic policy and the EU Green Deal
On October 21, the network Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) organized a digital steering group meeting. On the agenda were updates on the EU’s new Arctic Policy, the NSPA’s arctic investment platform (AIP), the importance of the forest to the European Green Deal, and the NSPA’s work forward.
15 Oct 2021 EU's new Arctic policy has been presented!
On October 13, the European Commission adopted the EU's new integrated Arctic policy. The North Swedens is included in the EU's Arctic regions and a large part of the Arctic policy therefore affects the region. The Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) network, which North Sweden European Office is a part of, have been active within the EU in order to maintain the focus of the previous Arctic policy from 2016, which centered a lot of its attention around the EU contributing to the regional development in the European Arctic. This is a focus that remains with the new policy.
The European Network for Rural Development, ERND, organized a digital conference on the 22-26 of March, together with the European Commission, to discuss EU's long-term vision for rural development. The conference consisted of various webinars and panel debates in which representatives from the European Commission, together with national and regional representatives participated.
17 Mar 2021 EU Industry Week 2021: Northern Sweden's minerals and batteries crucial to the EU's green deal
How can Europe's Arctic regions contribute to the EU's green deal through industrial leadership and access to sustainable raw materials and batteries? This was the theme when the Swedish and Finnish trade associations for mines, minerals, and metal producers, Svemin and Finnmin, arranged a webinar about mineral extraction, battery production and recycling in partnership with the European Commission during EU Industry Week.