Action Plan 2018

  • ISAR-5 The changing Arctic and its regional to global impact: From information to knowledge and action, January 15–18, Tokyo. Organized by Japan Consortium for Arctic Environmental Research and National Institute of Polar Research, includes the regular sessions of Policies and economy; and Social and cultural dimensions. Website:

  • 15th International Summer School in Karelia, May 14–19, 2018, Petrozavodsk, Russia. ISSK is a meeting-point for Russian, and Finnish, as well as other Nordic and European, university students with a focus on European, Russian and Arctic/Northern studies. Deadline for applications: March 12, 2018. Call for applications available.

  • Calotte Academy 2018, June 4–10, 2018 (tbc). The annual traveling symposium in the European Arctic – Rovaniemi, Salla and Inari, Finland; Kirkenes and Neiden, Norway; Apatity, Lovozero and Murmansk, Russia. Official website: (first Call for Papers available)

  • Model Arctic Council 2018 under the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council 2017–2019, consisting of two events: students' preparation to the exercise and the Model Arctic Council 2018 event itself, taking place on October 24–27, 2018 in Rovaniemi, Finland (back-to-back to the Arctic Council’s SAO meeting). CALL FOR PAPERS available.

  • Arctic Circle Assembly 2018, October 19–21, 2018 (Reykjavik, Iceland), a major international symposium on Arctic affairs. Website:

  • Arctic Yearbook 2018, an international peer-reviewed volume with focus on regional governance, circumpolar relations, geopolitics and security. This is an open-access online publication, a joint effort of the Northern Research Forum and the Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security. See the Call for Papers (deadline is March 1, 2018) and the AY official website.