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Dear colleagues,

The Roscongress Foundation, the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation would like to invite you to participate in the online conference “Russian-Finnish Cooperation in the Field of Sustainable Development in the Arctic Region” that is planned to be held on 29 November 2021. The event will start at 15:00 GMT+3 (Moscow time) and will be broadcasted on the site of the Programme of the Russian Chairmanship in the Arctic Council 2021–2023.

The conference is scheduled to be an opening event of the ThinkArctic Project – a series of ten conferences on bilateral Russian cooperation with Arctic and Non-arctic states in the area of sustainable development, organized by the Roscongress Foundation, the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, and the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation. ThinkArctic Project will be conducted within the Programme of the Russian Chairmanship in the Arctic Council 2021–2023.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. The Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies is a leading academic center in international relations. One of the major research topics of the Center is the cooperation in the Arctic region with a special focus on sustainable development, security and climate change. The Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation is a nonprofit institution providing information and analytical support for the Russian Government and performing related research.

The Conference aims to bring together experts, representatives of the public authorities, and the business community from both countries. The event will focus on the current state and perspectives of the Russian-Finnish cooperation in the Arctic in the field of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the light of Russian chairmanship in the Arctic Council during 2021–2023. The results of the Conference will further become a part of an analytical report on international cooperation in the field of sustainable development between Russia and Arctic and Non-arctic States. The results of the project will be presented at the high-level panels at the International Arctic Forum in April of 2022 and 2023.

We are looking forward to your participation in the event. During the conference there will be a live chat for questions and comments, concerning perspectives of the Russian-Finnish cooperation in the Arctic. If you have any questions, we would be glad to provide you with further information. Project coordinators: Ilya Stepanov, HSE University () and Dmitrii Vodopianov, the Roscongress Foundation ().