Over a number of days, the Emerging Leaders programme of Arctic Frontiers gathered young professionals to meet with representatives from academia, business and the public sector in order to discuss and convey scientific and political issues related to the Arctic.
CIRFA associated PhD student Katalin Blix represented Tromsø/ Hungary in the program. The event took place on Hurtigruten from 18-24 January and gathered 23 participants from 11 nations to raise questions to the political leadership about Arctic policy. The overall topic for Arctic Frontiers 2017 is “White Space – Blue Future”, and the Emerging Leaders programme reflected this and included sessions on politics and security in the High North, new conditions for blue growth, technology development and Arctic business, as well as a workshop on preparing a presentation.
-It was a fantastic experience. I joined in a very interdisciplinary and talented team, and we were guided by experienced and inspiring mentors throughout the programme. I had the opportunity to meet and talk to diplomats and political leaders, and got to hang out with the Hungarian Embassador to Norway for several days. It was an incredible experience and I have learnt so much, says Katalin.
Katalin will later this week present a poster at the Arctic Frontiers. The poster session takes place at UiT between 15:00 and 17:30 on Thursday 26/1.