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The Arctic Gateway

Where: The Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

When: Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Guest Speaker: Michael Mann - Ambassador at Large, EU Special Envoy for Arctic matters


10.00 – 11:00 at the Sala d’Actes, Reunions i Juntes.

Capacity with current COVID-19 restrictions is about 50 persons, but the lecture will be recorded and available at

Welcome: Dr. Eduard Ariza, Director, CER- ARCTIC, the UAB Arctic Research Centre

Introductions: Dr. Melody B. Burkins, Director, Institute of Arctic Studies (IAS), Dartmouth College and Dr. Níels Einarsson, Director of the Stefansson Arctic Institute (SAI)

The 2021 Stefansson Memorial Lecture - The EU‘s Stronger Arctic Engagement.
Mr. Michael Mann, EU Special Envoy for Arctic matters will explain the background to the European Union‘s engagement in Arctic matters and set out the main strands of the EU‘s updated Arctic policy, which was published on October 13 2021.
Discussion with audience. Moderator Dr. Níels Einarsson
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and refreshments (UAB)