The first Gargia-Oktjomtsy conference was arranged on the 23rd and 24th of June. The title of the conference was “Sustainable Development of Northern Territories: Rural Municipalities in Response to New Challenges, Learning by Examples. The lecturers on the conference came from Russia, Norway and Canada.
From Gargia to Oktyomtsy
The annual Gargia conference in Alta has for ten years been a kind of annual meeting of the Thematic Network on Local and Regional Development in the North. After the leadership was transferred from Associate Professor Tor Gjertsen (UiT, The Arctic University of Norway) to Professor Oksana Romanova (North-Eastern Federal
University in Yakutsk), the conference has been moved to Oktjomtsy in Yakutia.