Arctic Economic Dialogue
Grasping the economic opportunities of the Arctic region and turning them into business requires in-depth understanding and concretisation of Arctic development themes. The Arctic Economic Dialogue project put into concrete form the environment and context where companies and organisations operate when they engage in business activities in the Arctic region. Understanding the practical problems and highlighting challenges pave the way for collaboration and the building of new partnerships.
The project organised seminars related to Arctic business that discussed problems faced by Arctic actors, special features of the operating environment, and relevant Finnish expertise. The aim was to create an outlook for cooperation and new solutions by identifying problems and challenges encountered in practical work (including latent ones) and by describing Finnish expertise in these themes. This opens up business opportunities for Finnish expertise.
Seminars and study visits were organised around several themes. The Arctic Economic Dialogue project was carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Business Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs between 2017 and 2021.