Finland's Arctic strategy and other reports and documents

Finland´s Arctic Strategy

Finland’s Strategy for the Arctic Region, 2021.
The action plan for the update of the Arctic Strategy 2017
Update to the Arctic Strategy 2016
Finland’s Strategy for the Arctic Region 2013
Finnish strategy for operations in the Arctic 1994 

Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2017–2019

Exploring Common Solutions: Finland's Chairmanship Program in the Arctic Council 2017-2019

European Union and the Arctic Policy

Overview of EU actions in the Arctic and their impact, Final Report, June 2021

Walking on Thin Ice: A Balanced Arctic Strategy for the EU (2019, pdf 2.0 MB) by European Political Strategy Centre

EU investments needed to unlock Arctic region's economic development (2018)
Report by the Arctic Stakeholder Forum, calls to strengthen EU investments in the world's northernmost region. Most pressing needs identified are digital infrastructure such as broadband coverage, as well as better transport connections

Joint Communication To The European Parliament And The Council - An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic (2016)

Press release of the new integrated EU policy for the Arctic (2016)
Communication From The Commission To The European Parliament And The Council - The European Union And The Arctic Region (2008)

Reports and policy briefs

Finnish Government Communications DepartmentMinistry for Foreign Affairs (2019)
China in the Arctic; and the Opportunities and Challenges for Chinese-Finnish Arctic Co-operation

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (2019)
Final Report of the Joint Working Group Between Finland and Norway on the Arctic Railway

The Finnish Parliament (2018)
Conference Of Parliamentarians Of The Arctic Region, Conference Statement 19.9.2018 in Inari, Finland

Minister of Transport and Communications
Study on the Arctic rail line completed: Kirkenes routing to be examined further

Maria Lähteenmäki (2017)
Footprints in the Snow. The Long History of Arctic Finland.

Tennberg et al. (2017)
The Barents area changes – How will Finland adapt?
(Report in Finnish, abstract available in English)

Paavola, Kaihovaara, Blomqvist ja Hellenberg (2017)
The commercialisation, productisation and exportation of Finland’sArctic competencies: obstacles, instruments and opportunities
(Report in Finnish, abstract available in English)

Koivurova, Śmieszek, Stępień, Mikkola, Käpylä ja Kankaanpää (2017)
Finland’s chairmanship in the Arctic Council (2017-2019) in the age ofchange and uncertainty
(Report in Finnish, abstract available in English)

Stępień & Koivurova (2017)
Arctic Europe: Bringing together the EU Arctic Policy

Heinämäki, Allard, Kirchner, Xanthaki, Valkonen, Mörkenstam &
Bankes, Ruru, Gilbert, Selle, Simpson, Olsén (2017)
Actualizing Sámi Rights: International Comparative Research (2016) (English part begins p. 224)

MERMAID consortium
Policy brief: Finland’s Journey towards theForefront of Responsible ArcticDevelopment (2016)

Report of an independent expert group
Growth from the North - How can Norway, Sweden and Finland achieve sustainable growth in the Scandinavian Arctic?
Prime Minister’s Office Publications 4/2015

Paavo Lipponen, Former Prime Minister of Finland
For an Ambitious EU Arctic and Northern Policy
Memorandum to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, 14 September 2015

Arctic potential – Could more structured view improve the understanding of Arctic business opportunities?
Polar Science, Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2016, Pages 450-457


Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, has produced thematic maps of the Arctic region which can be freely used.


Program For The Finnish Chair Of The Arctic Council 2000-2002

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