The Northern Research Forum launched in 1999 provides an international platform for an effective dialogue between members of the research community and a wide range of other stakeholders. The main mission of the NRF is to address the critical issues and highlight the opportunities which face people living in the regions of the Circumpolar North. NRF ́s main activity is an Open Assembly every second year, where NRF emphasizes open discussion and the participation of young researchers. The 2015 event will be the 8th NRF Open assembly, now in co-operation with the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies.
This year the Trans Arctic Agenda will split into three plenary sessions and three breakout sessions around the following themes:
- Cultural heritage and human resources as part of ‘industrial civilization’ - case studies of para-diplomacy and Indigenous / local knowledge
- Representation of Arctic stakeholders and their internal communication
- The interplay between science diplomacy, material and immaterial values: How can the Arctic be a space/model for peace, sustainability and innovation?
All further information can be found on the NRF website.