Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


The European Union is inextricably linked to the Arctic region by a unique combination of history, geography, economy and scientific achievements. Three Member States — Denmark (Greenland), Finland and Sweden — have territories in the Arctic. Two other Arctic states — Iceland and Norway — are members of the European Economic Area. Canada, Russia and the United States are strategic partners of the EU. European Arctic areas are a priority in the Northern Dimension policy. Beyond areas of national jurisdiction, the Arctic Ocean contains parts pertaining to the high seas and the seabed managed by the International Seabed Authority.

The EU4Ocean Platform kicked off with a group of diverse and engaged founding members

The first meeting on the EU4Ocean Platform took place on the 18 June 2020 with more than 90 participants from different sectors and backgrounds.

Start date: 18/06/2020 (All day)
Last update: 23/06/20

Arctic indigenous peoples dialogue 2016

As part of the EU's Arctic policy, reflected in the Communication on "Developing a European Union Policy towards the Arctic Region" (JOIN(2012) 19 final), the European Commission and the European External Action Service are committed to ensuring that the views of Arctic inhabitants are taken into account in EU policy actions touching upon the Arctic. It specifically stated that "the Commission and the EEAS would step up their efforts to hold regular dialogues with indigenous peoples." The meeting organised on 22 January aimed to build on the experiences of previous meetings to give further impetus to the dialogue between the EU and Arctic indigenous peoples, the third regular meeting since 2013

Start date: 22/01/2016 (All day)
Last update: 14/10/16

Arctic Indigenous Peoples' Dialogue

  Arctic Indigenous Peoples Dialogue 18 October 2013 Berlaymont building (Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels) – Schuman room Agenda  

Start date: 18/10/2013 - 09:00
Last update: 31/10/13

Second Arctic Dialogue meeting

On 25 January 2011 in Tromsø the Commission in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples Secretariat of the Arctic Council organised a short meeting to discuss points of common interest between the EU and the indigenous stakeholders in the Arctic.

Start date: 25/01/2011 - 14:00
Last update: 17/03/11

The Future of Space Cooperation in the Arctic Region'.

On 8 December 2010 the Institute for Environmental Security, in collaboration with the European Space Agency, organised a workshop on 'The Future of Space Cooperation in the Arctic Region'.

Start date: 08/12/2010 - 09:00
Last update: 17/12/10


Start date: 15/04/2010 - 08:30
Last update: 04/03/10

First Arctic dialogue workshop

 9 March 2010 - Brussels

Start date: 09/03/2010 - 18:00
Last update: 17/03/11

Polar View progress meeting - Brussels

The focus of this meeting will be the long-term sustainability of the Polar View network and its services, as well as the continued collaboration with other relevant activities (e.g. GMES core/downstream services, ESA initiatives, other national/international programs).

Start date: 15/02/2010 - 07:00
Last update: 17/02/10

Council conclusions on Arctic issues

The Council adopted the following conclusions: “The Council recalls its conclusions of 8 December, 2008, that welcomed the Commission Communication of 20 November, 2008, on the European Union and the Arctic region.

Start date: 08/12/2009 - 10:45
Last update: 23/01/15

Space and the Arctic

Under the auspices of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Swedish National Space Board and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute together with the European Space Agency and the European Commission are jointly organising this workshop which will be hosted at the World Trade Centre, Stockholm, Sweden from 20 to 21 October 2009.

Start date: 20/10/2009 - 09:00
Last update: 17/02/10