In 2021 the X Anniversary International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences “Arctic Generations: Looking Back and Looking Forward” is for the first time held in Russia, at Northern Arctic Federal University. Over 800 participants from 37 countries will discuss current issues of humanities in the high latitudes in the framework of the forum’s 185 sections.
The Arctic Council is the largest international forum coordinating interaction between the Arctic states, indigenous peoples and population to jointly address the challenges of sustainable development and environmental protection in the High North. The Arctic Council includes eight members: Russia, Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, the USA, Finland and Sweden, and 13 observer states.
Arctic social issues and humanities research are the focus of the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences which is held every three years and gathers scholars worldwide specializing in the relevant aspects of Arctic studies.