The Calotte Academy 2023 is held in Rovaniemi, Kiruna, Kautokeino, Alta, Kirkenes, and Inari, June 11-18, 2023.

The theme of the 2023 Academy, “Non-state Actors and Circumpolar Regionalization” is inspired by the rich circumpolar cooperation and regionalization by local & regional non-state actors - Indigenous peoples’ organizations, sub-national governments, non-governmental organizations, civil societies - and their important contributions for multi-level governance. These contributions, as well as the entire work, are done under an emerging pressure of the environmental catastrophe and climate crisis, as well as the new (East-West) great power rivalry and the related power politics. Local & regional actors also face, by concrete ways, a paradox of Arctic development whenever a balance has been sought between environmental protection & climate change mitigation and economic activities due to ‘political inability’ of the Arctic states to make hard decisions.

The 2023 Calotte Academy is co-organized by Saami Education Institute (SAKK), and Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Lapland (in Finland); Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL) & Barents Institute at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and International Center for Reindeer Herding Husbandry (EALAT) (in Norway); University of Stockholm (in Sweden); in cooperation with UArctic’s Thematic Network (TN) on Geopolitics and Security.

Read more about the symposium: Calotte Academy 2023 Booklet.