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 Eleventh  Conference was held in the Whitehorse, Canada 9-11 September 2014.


Meeting between Mr Sivertsen and Admiral Papp
Mr Sivertsen and Adm. Papp met in Tromsø earlier this week in Tromsø to discuss the cooperation between the Arctic parliamentarians and the incoming US Chairmanship of the Arctic C ...
Friday 23 Jan 2015
10 Years of Russian – Norwegian Cooperation
Mr. Eirik Sivertsen, Chair of the Standing Committee, addressed a conference celebrating the 10-years Jubilee of cooperation between the MGIMO University in Moscow and the University of Nordland ...
Friday 16 Jan 2015
SCPAR meeting in Helsinki 20 November 2014
The Standing Committee met in Helsinki 20 November 2014. After the meeting the Committee hosted a seminar on security in the Arctic.
Thursday 27 Nov 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 11th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region was hosted by the Canadian parliament in Whitehorse 9 ...