The 2nd Arctic Project Clustering Event

Day of event: 07.11 - 07.11 Location: Lappia-talo, Rovaniemi

THE 2nd ARCTIC PROJECT CLUSTERING EVENT  6-7th November 2018, Rovaniemi, Finland

The Arctic Cooperation Programmes – Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, Interreg Nord, Interreg Botnia-Atlantica, Kolarctic CBC and Karelia CBC – organise the 2nd Arctic Project Clustering Event on the 7th of November in Rovaniemi, Finland. The aim of the event is to provide specialists and projects with a forum to meet each other, share experiences and find synergies, new partnerships and possibilities for cooperation. There will also be discussion on Post-2020.

PROGRAM, November 6th

18.30-19.00   Registration
19.00-21.00   Reception at the Lappia-Talo hosted by the Regional Council of Lapland / Cocktail menu 

During the reception, we would like to offer you a possibility to make contacts with other seminar participants of Arctic Smartness Cluster and some key Lapland’s Smart Specialisation stakeholders. Arctic Smartness is a concept which implements the Lapland’s Smart Specialisation Programme through modern cluster activities. To learn more please visit

PROGRAM, November 7th

Venue: Lappia-Talo

08.30-09.00   Registration
09.00-09.10   Welcoming word by the Regional Council of Lapland,  Päivi Ekdahl
09.10-09.50   Introduction to the Arctic Programmes’ co-operation and to the Programmes
09.50-10.10   Russian Federation as a partner in Kolarctic and Karelia CBC Programmes. Igor Kapyrin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
10.10-10.30   An example of clustering Project. Northern Periphery and Arctic
10.30-11.00   Coffee break
11.00-11.20   Arctic Stakeholder Forum. Kirsti Mijnhijmer, Head of Secretariat, Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme Secretariat
11.20-12.00   Keynote speech:Post-2020 Bernhard Schausberger, Interact Programme
12.00-12.15   Introduction to the networking afternoon: Meet and greet exercise based on participants’ fields of interests towards cooperating in the Arctic
12.15-13.30   Lunch
13.30-15.00   Networking session
15.00-15.15   Launching the call for arctic clustering projects
15.15-16:00   Summary, coffee and closing
16.00-17.00   Consultations by the Programmes

Please make your registration to the event by 22.10.2018 / Registration is closed.

Additional information:

The event will be held in Lappia-Talo in the center of Rovaniemi (address Jorma Eton tie 8A). The event language is English. Arctic Cooperation Programmes offer you the evening reception, lunch and coffees during the event. The participants are responsible for travel/accommodation arrangements and costs by themselves. For your convenience, Regional Council of Lapland / Kolarctic CBC has made room allotments in the following  hotels:

Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus (Korkalonkatu 29), e-mail:
Sokos Hotel Vaakuna (Koskikatu 4), e-mail:, tel. +358 20 1234695
Scandic Rovaniemi City (Koskikatu 23), e-mail:, tel. +358 16 4606122

If you have a chance to spend more time in Rovaniemi check out the webpage to find out more!

If you have anything to ask, please do not hesitate to contact: