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An executive summary from the final HuSArctic conference, in Helsinki (October 23-27, 2018) is now available in English, Finnish, Norwegian, North Sami, Russian, and Swedish.


The book gives a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In the book, researchers provide recommendations for new strategies to tackle insecurity and improve the wellbeing of both indigenous and local communities.



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old cars on mine railway

Pyramiden, an former mining town on Svalbard, got evacuated in 1998 after the Russian government acknowledged that the coal extraction was no longer economically viable. On very small scale and after years without economic activities, today the settlement experiences first efforts for revitalization.

Meeting participants discussing project

The five HuSArctic researchers Kamrul Hossain, Gerald Zojer, Wilfried Greaves, J. Miguel Roncero, and Michael Sheehan joint authored the article "Constructing Arctic security: an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding security in the Barents region", which was published by Polar Record in November 2016.


Seminar: Globalization and Food Security in the Barents Region

Date & Time: 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 09:15 to 16:00


Arctica Auditorium, Arktikum-house, Pohjoisranta 4, 96200 Rovaniemi (FIN)

The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, in cooperation with the HuArctic research project organizes a workshop on “Globalization and Food Security in the Barents region” on Tuesday, 16th August, 2016. The seminar will take place in the Arctic Centre, Arktikum building, Arctica seminar room. The morning session will be dedicated to academic presentations by invited speakers from several countries, while the afternoon discussions will engage stakeholders from the local food sectors. All interested are welcome to attend the seminar.

Lecture in class room

HuSArctic researcher Gerald Zojer gave a guest lecture during the International Summer School in Karelia at the Petrozavodsk State University. His lecture was titled: “Main discourses in Arctic governance: A comparative analysis of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council and the Arctic Council.”



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