Policy Briefing "Arctic Biodiversity, climate and food security"

[Published 01 February 2023]

FACE-IT, ECOTIP and CHARTER, the three Horizon 2020 projects working on Arctic biodiversity and ice loss are conducting a policy briefing on 15 March 2023, 2 pm, in Brussels. We will be joined by the EU Polar Cluster both during organization and on-site.

The event is open to EU Arctic policymakers in the European Commission, its various departments and agencies, European members of parliament, and the Arctic research community. The focus will be on interaction and discussion on-site, still there will be a live-stream and a recording of the meeting available afterwards.


We will discuss the latest understanding about changing Arctic biodiversity and its societal implications.

We will:

  • Learn about “Life on land, in the ocean and in the fjords” through key insights and research findings from ECOTIP, CHARTER and FACE-IT;
  • Discuss with an expert panel of Arctic and EU policymakers on the policy implications of such research findings for the EU, including with regards to the EU Arctic policy, the Mission to Restore our Oceans and Waters, and other relevant initiatives;
  • explore three photographic/multimedia exhibits from the projects, which will be launched at this event. The launch will include mingling, drinks and canapés.

We intend to highlight existing gaps and opportunities in current Arctic policy and allow policymakers to provide feedback regarding the need for future research and outreach efforts.


The in-person event will take place in the library at the ORBN building, Square Frère-Orban 8, 1040 – Etterbeek- in Brussels, Belgium.

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