Standing Committee

The first Parliamentary Conference concerning Arctic cooperation was held in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1993. The following Arctic parliamentary conferences have been held in Yellowknife, Canada; Salekhard, Russia, Rovaniemi, Finland, Tromsø, Norway, Nuuk, Greenland, Kiruna, Sweden and Fairbanks, the USA. 

The Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, which is responsible for the work between conferences, started its activities in September 1994.

One of the main priorities of the Standing Committee was originally to support the establishment of the Arctic Council. The new organization, representing the eight Arctic states (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the USA) and the European Parliament was founded on 19 September 1996. Since then the Committee has worked actively to promote the work of the Council. The Committee participates in the meetings of the Arctic Council as an observer.

News & Activities

SCPAR meeting in Helsinki, November 2017
Last meeting of the year 2017 in Helsinki, November 23. – 24. From left, Mr. Björn-Willy Robstad, AE ...
Friday 01 Dec 2017
SCPAR meeting in Reykjavik, October 12th
The Standing Committee held its third meeting this year, in Iceland. One of the most important part of the committ ...
Monday 20 Nov 2017
SCPAR meeting Greenland 16. – 18th May
The Standing Committee held its second meeting this year, in Greenland 16. – 18th May. Committee visited in ...
Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
Following-up on the Conference Statement from Ulan-Ude 2016
"The implementation of the Conference Statement from the 12th Arctic parliamentary conference which took plac ...
Monday 20 Feb 2017
SCPAR meeting in Anchorage 24 February 2017
The Standing Committee will meet in Anchorage 24 February 2017. The work towards the Arctic Ministerial Meeting in ...
Monday 20 Feb 2017
More activities & Conferences...
MP, Parliament of Norway, Chair of the Standing Committee
MP, Parliament of Finland, Centre Party
Senator, United States Senate
MEP, European Parliament
Member of the Swedish parliament
Council of Federation, Russia
MP State Duma, Russia
Member of the House of Commons, Parliament of Canada
Member of the House of Commons, Parliament of Canada
MP, Parliament of Iceland
MP, Parliament of Denmark