Maritime Forum

Arctic Indigenous Peoples' Dialogue

Event date:
18/10/2013 - 09:00 to 17:30
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    Arctic Indigenous Peoples Dialogue

    18 October 2013

    Berlaymont building (Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels) – Schuman room

    Agenda

     

    8:30 – 9:00

    REGISTRATION

    9:00 -10:30

    OPENING AND INTRODUCTORY STATEMENTS

    Welcome by Commissioner Maria Damanaki

    Opening statements by Indigenous Peoples

    - Presentation by Stephanie Meakin, Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada

    - Presentation by Galina Platova, Yasavey

    The EU and the Arctic: an historical perspective, Maarten Loonen, Member of the Arctic Centre in Groningen

    Chaired by Bernhard Friess, Director in DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

    10:30 – 11:00

    COFFEE BREAK

    11:00 – 13:00

    SESSION 1:                  CURRENT EU ACTIONS IN THE ARCTIC

     

    11:00 – 11:15

    Study on Arctic Lay and Traditional Knowledge, Alessandro Pititto, COGEA

    Q&A

     

    11:15 – 11:45

    Short introduction of the EU's research policy, Franz Immler, Research Policy Officer, Climate change and natural hazard, DG Research and Development

    ARCRISK project, Janet Pawlak, AMAP Secretariat

    InterAct project, Christer Jonasson, Uppsala University

    Q&A

     

    11:45 – 12:30

    Short introduction of the EU's regional policy, Joanna Kiryllo, Programme Manager, DG Regional Development

    Indigee-Indigenous Entrepreneurship Project, Lars Miguel Utsi, Project leader

    Northern Periphery Programme, Ole Damsgaard, Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Northern Periphery Programme

    Q&A

     

    12:30 – 12:45        

    Short introduction of the EU's external aid programmes, Bodil Persson, Deputy Head of Unit in DG Development and Cooperation

    Neda Ordym Project, Liisa Holmberg, rector of the Sámi Education Institute

    Q&A

     

    12:45 – 13:00

    Preparatory Action for an Arctic Environmental Impact Assessment, Liisa Holmberg, rector of the Sámi Education Institute, and Outi Paadar, project manager

    Q&A

    13:00 - 14:30

    LUNCH

    14:30 – 16:00

    SESSION 2: IDENTIFYING AND ADDRESSING KEY CHALLENGES OF THE ARCTIC COMMUNITIES

    In this session the indigenous peoples will have the chance to discuss issues of their choice. Some topics for discussion might be the following:

    • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    • Indigenous Community Capacity Building
    • Research incorporating traditional knowledge
    • Animal Products
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Arctic tourism
    • Upcoming EU legislation relevant for the Arctic indigenous peoples
    • Challenges with resource development activities, specifically offshore oil & gas as well as mining activities
    • Challenges with EU and the term Indigenous Peoples in international agreements 

          - Presentation by Parnuna Egede, Inuit Circumpolar Council Greenland

    Q&A

    16:00 – 16:30

    COFFEE BREAK

    16:30 – 17:00

    SESSION 2 (TO CONTINUE)

    17:00 – 17:30

     

     

    SESSION 3: WHAT NEXT?

    Conclusions by Indigenous Peoples

    Closing remarks by Bernhard Friess