Today, 20th of May 2014, the European Arctic Initiatives Compendium was released. The Compendium presents flagship initiatives undertaken by the European Union in Arctic regions, as well as initiatives undertaken by member states and actors operating within states belonging to the European Union (EU).
Furthermore, it includes initiatives by European states such as Norway and Iceland, as well as territories such as Greenland, which are highly relevant in the context of the European Arctic,and in many cases strongly linked to the EU, for example, the European Research Area (ERA).
The Compendium has been compiled as part of the Preparatory Action for a Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of the Arctic.
The Compendium's aim is three-fold: to assist in an Arctic Information Centre feasibility study; to provide a window onto Arctic initiatives that may inform the European Arctic Impact Assessment (EUAIA) which forms part of the Preparatory Action; and to inform the European Commission on European Arctic Initiative"
Click here to download the free version of the Compendium.