Conference of Arctic Parlamentarians (CPAR)

The Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (CPAR) is a parliamentary body comprising delegations appointed by the national parliaments of the Arctic states (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, U.S.A.) and the European Parliament. The conference also includes Permanent Participants representing Indigenous peoples, as well as observers. The conference meets every two years, and the Tenth Conference was held in the Akureyri, Iceland 5-7 September 2012.


Ms Sara Olsvig addresses the Inuit Circumpolar Councils' Congress in Inuvik, Canada 21-24 July 2014
In her intervention Ms Olsvig underlined the important role of indigenous peoples in the Arctic cooperation and a continued peaceful cooperation in the Arctic.
Wednesday 23 Jul 2014
Seminar at Oden in Copenhagen 25 June
The Chair of SCPAR spoke at a seminar on the Swedish icebreaker Oden in Copenhagen 25 June
Thursday 26 Jun 2014
Meeting of the Standing Committee in Copenhagen 10 June 2014
The next meeting of the Standing Committeee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region will be in Copenhagen 10 June 2014.
Wednesday 14 May 2014


The first Parliamentary Conference concerning Arctic cooperation was held in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1993. One of the main priorities of the Standing Committee was originally to support the establishment of the Arctic Council
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Recent conference

The 10th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region took place in Akureyri, Iceland 5-7 September 2012 an ...