Collaborative Approaches for Regional Cooperation in the Arctic: Final Project & Conference Report

Arno Van Der Zwet, John Bachtler, Irene McMaster, Stephen Miller, Frank Gaskell

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The new challenges and opportunities in the Arctic have an important regional dimension. Regional territorial cooperation is considered an important driver for development in the Arctic and adjacent northern European regions. This paper sets out the main findings of the Arctic Connections international conference held on 10-11 June 2014 in Glasgow and proposes a route map for the implementation of a collaborative mechanism for regional cooperation in the Arctic.

The paper draws from research conducted by European Policies Research Centre (EPRC), and discussions during the plenary sessions and six thematic working group sessions of the conference (see section 3). The international conference and supporting activity have been grant aided by the Scottish Government. The paper starts with some background to the research and conference, followed by a brief synopsis of the main points discussed during the working group sessions. It then considers the delivery of a collaborative mechanism (ARC-NET), its strategic objectives, activities and structures. Finally it identifies an implementation approach for the ARC-NET concept.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherEuropean Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014


  • regional cooperation
  • Arctic

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