The ‘Strategic Assessment of Development of the Arctic: Assessment Conducted for the European Union” report considers the trends and developments taking place in the European Arctic today. That includes a view to 2030, with an emphasis on the uncertainties. The analysis has been conducted on the basis of seven themes focused on change. The implications of Arctic changes for the European Union as well as the role of EU policies and actions in the Arctic are examined. The European Arctic is understood here as the part of the circumpolar Arctic located between Greenland and northwest Russia.
The EU in the Arctic, the Arctic in the EU
The Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic strengthens communication and outreach within the EU and between the EU and the Arctic community about the contribution the EU is making to address environmental and other issues raised by the rapid development of the Arctic region as a result of economic and climate change
EU Contribution to the Arctic
EU Contribution to the Arctic. The map presents flagship initiatives undertaken by the European Union in the Arctic regions, as well as initiatives undertaken by member states and actors operating within states belonging to the European Union. Furthermore, it includes initiatives by European states such as Norway and Iceland, as well as territories as Greenland, which are highly relevant in the context of the European Arctic, and in many cases strongly linked to the EU, for example, the European Research Area (ERA).
Factsheets produced as a part of the Strategic Assessment of Development of the Arctic are primarily designed as a background material for consultations with Arctic stakeholders. They have been drafted by experts and present a generalized and hopefully straightforward picture of:
main trends, drivers and implications of changes in the Arctic,
significance of these changes for the European Union,
the role of the EU in shaping Arctic change and addressing its implications.
Publication In this section, you will find the 5 reports delivered by the project:
European Arctic Initiative Compendium
Gap Analysis Report
Assessments in Policy-Making: Case Studies from the Arctic Council
Network Feasibility Analysis
Strategic Assessment of Development of the Arctic
Brouchure: Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of Development of the Arctic
The project Strategic Environmental Impact Assessmentof development of the Arctic is implemented by the European Union Arctic Information Centre (EUAIC) initiative – the international network of 19 leading Arctic research and outreach institutions from the various European Union Members States, and the EEA countries.