Arctic Youth Conference

24. januar 2025
26. januar 2025

Empowering Youth in Arctic Futures. The first Arctic Council Chairship conference for youth by youth.

The inaugural Arctic Youth Conference (AYC), under the Norwegian Chairship of the Arctic Council (2023-2025), is a platform for Arctic youth to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapidly changing Arctic region. Born out of the Chairship’s commitment to youth empowerment, the AYC is designed to break away from tokenism, ensuring the involvement of Arctic youth in shaping and executing the conference.

Conference topics

  • Youth Leadership in the Arctic
  • Preservation of Indigenous Culture and Identity
  • Young Researchers and Knowledge Holders in Arctic Science: Co-development of Knowledge
  • Preparedness and Resilience
  • Mental Wellbeing

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The Norwegian Chairship’s Youth Committee

The Arctic Youth Conference is guided by a Chairship Youth Committee comprising youth representatives from Permanent Participants, leading Arctic youth groups, and regional youth councils. This committee strategically oversees the planning and execution of the conference, choosing conference topics and themes and ensuring it remains a youth-driven initiative at its core.