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Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland

Arctic Centre is a national and international hub of information and centre of excellence that conducts multidisciplinary research in changes in the Arctic region. It is located in the Arktikum House, Rovaniemi, Finland.

EU strategy for the Arctic

Finland´s Artic Region objectives
The Finnish Government recently adopted a new Arctic strategy, based on the following vision: “Finland is an active Arctic actor with the ability to reconcile the limitations imposed by the Arctic environment with the related business opportunities. It can do so in a sustainable manner, based on international cooperation. Finland´s Strategy for the Arctic Region defines objectives for Finland´s Arctic policy and means for advancing these objectives nationally and in various international and regional forums, within the European Union, in Nordic cooperation and bilateral relations.

Region of Lapland

Lapland is spiritually, geographically and in its actions above ordinary.

Lapland is a safe and healthy living environment for growth and development. You can live and work in the region and be in the heart of nature at the same time. In Lapland the pieces of life fall into place.

Lapland.fi is a good place to start your exploration of the Lappish way of life.

More about Arctic Policies

Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference

This international Arctic conference has been organized in Rovaniemi biannually since 2013 by the City of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland. 
Read more: Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit  

Integration Programme

Integration represents interactive learning, the acquisition of knowledge and the formation of a specific attitude. Integration measures are being implemented in all city services. They are resourced in the city’s budget and are included within service orders. Good ethnic relations and equality are at the hub of all the city’s operations.