Conference in France on public policies in the Arctic region!

The conference “Perspectives on public policies in the Arctic region” will be held between the 26 – 28 June 2013 in Grenoble, France.


The purpose of this panel is to analyze and discuss :

1. To what extent the climate change and economic prospects in the Arctic have changed public policies
2.To what extent public policies are limiting or motivating economic development, through legislation, infrastructure development, direct or indirect subsidization, particularly in the mining and hydrocarbon sector and in transport (shipping)
3. The capacity to act by the elected representatives at the local level, and to analyze to what extent citizens and communities are engaged in the development of public policies
4.How conflicting interests between economic sectors are considered (e.g. tourism versus mining, petroleum activities versus fisheries and traditional subsistence)
5.How social cohesion between various categories of the population (indigenous/non indigenous, permanent/transient) appears as an issue in current public policies
6. If public policies are shaped by regional frameworks of cooperation and international agreements and norms
7. How Arctic policy making can be seen as an imaginary and symbolic construction… further info >>

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