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.


Updated program for the Conference in Whitehorse 9-11 September 2014
An updated program for the conference and a link to a special website for the conference is now awailable.
Monday 18 Aug 2014
Economic development and environmental concerns in Arendal-meeting
Sustainable economic development of the resources in the Arctic was the main topic in the discussion in Arendal, Norway, 15 August 2014
Monday 18 Aug 2014
Arctic debate in Arendal 15 August
Sara Olsvig, Chair of SCPAR, and Eirik Sivertsen, Norwegian member of SCPAR, is participating at an Arctic debate in Arendal, Norway 15 August.
Tuesday 12 Aug 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 ...