Arctic PASSION-APECS Sharing Circle for early career scientists and Arctic youth

IASC-Funded activity - Cross-Cutting
02 October 2023 - 06 October 2023
Sevettijärvi and Inari, Finland

Arctic youth and early career professionals are the future of the Arctic. Having grown up in a world of global challenges, our next generation has agency in creating positive change. The Arctic will benefit from a close dialogue between Arctic youth and young progessionals working in the Arctic arena. It is thus crucial to foster this exchange among and with them. Therefore, the EU Project Arctic PASSION and the APECS network are organizing a week-long Sharing Circle for early career professionals and Arctic youth in Finnish Lapland in October 2023. The Sharing Circle will drive direct exchange and build connections between Indigenous and local rights holders, Arctic youth, Arctic research experts and early career professionals working with Arctic topics. The venue on the homelands of the Indigenous Sámi allows participants to listen to and to have meaningful conversations with members of the Arctic Indigenous community.

The event is firmly based on co-creation and cooperation. The concept of the Sharing Circle is building on intercultural exchange and two-way learning, as all participants will learn from each other’s perspectives, knowledge and experiences. The Sharing Circle will initiate a dialogue about transdisciplinary and intercultural cooperation in the Arctic on a personal level with discussion rounds, presentations, group work and excursions.

IASC Working Groups / Committees funding the Project:

Project Lead

Lisa Grosfeld (Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany / The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS))Sarah Strand (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway / The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS))

Year funded by IASC



All Dates

  • From 02 October 2023 to 06 October 2023

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