Model Arctic Council-2022

Model Arctic Council-2022

On 20 – 26 March 2022 Northern Arctic Federal University will be hosting the international youth conference "Model Arctic Council" (MAC) organized in cooperation with the eponymous UArctic Thematic Network. The event will be held in the framework of Russia’s Arctic Council Chairmanship Programme 2021-2023 and unite students interested in Arctic and circumpolar issues, indigenous peoples, international relations and diplomacy.

Within the framework of the Model Arctic Council students will emulate the work of the members, permanent participants and observer states of the real-life Arctic Council — the main forum for international cooperation, environmental protection and sustainable development in the Arctic.

MAC is aimed at helping students master the skills of international negotiations on Arctic issues and understand the relationship between science, politics, economics and culture through discussion and decision-making processes.

The upcoming spring’s conference will focus on three AC projects: "Arctic Green Shipping" under the Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP); "Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics" under the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) Working Group; and "Arctic Community Perspectives on COVID-19 and Public Health: a Multidimensional Case Study" by the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG).

MAC organizers are pleased to invite undergraduate and graduate students interested in Arctic issues and fluent in English to participate in the international youth conference "Model Arctic Council 2022".

Further information about the project and the application form are available on the website of the UArctic Thematic Network

For details please contact the UArctic Research Office at NArFU (

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