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Celebrating 25 years Arctic Council

The role of the Netherlands as an observer in the Arctic Council
13 September 2021

On September 19, it is 25 years ago that the Arctic Council was founded. To celebrate this, we have a special Imaka event on Monday the 20st of September. We will have some short presentations and a panel discussion, led by Arctic Centre researcher Sean Desjardins. The focus will be on the role of the Netherlands as observer of the Arctic Council.

Monday 20 September 2021 - 19:30-21:00

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Organised by IMAKA and the Arctic Centre

  • 19:30 Introduction by Sean Desjardins (moderator)
  • 19:35 How did the Netherlands became an observer of the Arctic Council? By Annette Scheepstra
  • 19:45 The current role of the Netherlands in the Arctic Council by the Dutch Senior Arctic Official Liz ter Kuile
  • 20:00 Looking back at Norway’s role in the Arctic Council and her cooperation with the Netherlands by Bard Ivar Svendsen, the Norwegian Ambassador
  • 20:15 Looking back at Canada’s role in the Arctic Council and her cooperation with the Netherlands by Julie Crôteau, Director of the Canadian International Arctic Centre in Oslo
  • 20:30 Panel-discussion with all speakers focussing on the future cooperation in the Arctic Council and the possible role of the Netherlands in this
  • 21:00 Wrap up
Last modified:21 September 2021 1.45 p.m.

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