Call for Papers for Calotte Academy 2021: New and Emerging Trends of Arctic Governance, Geopolitics, Geoeconomics & Science

The 2021 Academy, with the title New and Emerging Trends of Arctic Governance, Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Science, will take place in 15-21 November 2021 in the European Arctic, including sessions in Enontekiö, Inari, Kautokeino, Kirkenes and Rovaniemi (in Finland, Norway and Sapmi).

The object of the Calotte Academy is first of all to educate and supervise early-career scientists / young researchers in circumpolar Arctic studies. This is the 2nd Call for Papers for established researchers and early-career scientists, particularly PhD candidates and post-docs, with different academic backgrounds to participate and present their work in the 2021 Calotte Academy.

The deadline for applications for PhD candidates and post-docs is September 30th 2021. The application should include an abstract (ca. 250-350 words) and a short letter of intent. Applications must be submitted online at

Calotte Academy 2021

The theme of the 2021 Academy is inspired on the one hand, by the substantial, multidimensional and multi-theoretical discussions on perceptions, images, visions of, and discourses on the Arctic, as well as Arctic governance and geopolitics (e.g. the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS) signed in June 1991). On the other hand it is inspired by new and emerging trends of Arctic governance and geopolitics based on the IIASA analysis Arctic Policies & Strategies – Analysis, Synthesis and Trends of existing policies of the Arctic States, Indigenous peoples organizations’, Arctic Council Observer States, and AC Chairmanship programs & Ministerial declarations.

Co-organizers & contacts

The co-organizers of the 2021 Academy consist of Saami Education Institute (SAKK), Municipality of Inari, Municipality of Enontekiö (tbc), Arctic Centre and Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Lapland, and Institute for Atmospheric and Earth Research (INAR) at University of Helsinki (in Finland); Barents Institute at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Kirkenes, and International Center for Reindeer Herding Husbandry (EALAT) in Kautokeino (in Norway); Luzin Institute for Economic Studies of RAS at Kola Science Center in Apatity (in Russia); in cooperation with UArctic’s international Thematic Network (TN) on Geopolitics and Security.

For more information please contact with Academy's co-coordinators, PhD Candidate Gerald Zojer (, PhD Candidate Salla Kalliojärvi (