Finland's Arctic strategy and other reports and documents

Finland´s Arctic Strategy

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

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

Exploring common solutions - Finlands Chairmanship Program for the Arctic Council 2017-2019

European Union and the Arctic Policy

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

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


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

Facts & Figures

Statistics of Kainuu, Lappi and North Ostrobothnia regions

Source: Statistical information on welfare and health in Finland.

10 Facts about Lapland and other infographics

Tourism Statistics from Visit Finland





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