Arctic Café held in Rovaniemi

Three Horizon2020 projects in a common Rovaniemi event

by Markku Heikkilä.

CHARTER was one of the three new EU Horizon 2020 projects on stage during a Arctic Café discussion event in Rovaniemi on 25thNovember.

The event was organized together with the Arctic Centre and Horizon2020 projects CHARTER, JustNorth and ArcticHubs. All three projects have a strong presence in Rovaniemi research community with project coordination or word package lead. They also share many similarities in target region, stakeholders and some research questions.

All three projects gave a 15 minutes presentation, followed by panel discussion. Due to the current Covid19 situation only a very limited number of audiences was in place but the event was streamed online. CHARTER was presented by Bruce Forbes and in the panel were Sirpa Rasmus (CHARTER), Tanja Joona (JustNorth) and Pasi Rautio (ArcticHubs). The moderator was Markku Heikkilä from the Arctic Centre.

All panellists agreed that local cooperation between these projects is very fruitful and some more common activities will follow.

A recording of the Arctic Café is available. Bruce Forbes presented CHARTER in English but all other discussion is in Finnish as the target group was local and regional.

Photos: Anne Raja-Hanhela

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