Call for Papers - Calotte Academy 2023

1st Call for Papers

Calotte Academy 2023

Non-state Arctic actors and circumpolar regionalization

School of Arctic dialogue in Northern parts of Sweden, Norway and Finland, and Sapmi

11-18 June 2023

The Calotte Academy 2023, with the title Non-state Arctic actors and circumpolar regionalization, is planned to take place in 11-18 June 2023 in Sapmi, the European Arctic. Its sessions & excursions are (tentatively) planned to be organized in Kiruna & Abisko, Alta, Kautokeino & Kirkenes, and Rovaniemi & Inari.

The theme is inspired by the rich circumpolar cooperation and regionalization by local & regional non-state actors (e.g. Indigenous peoples’ organizations, sub-national governments, civil organizations & societies), and their important contributions for local, regional, national and global governance. These contributions are done on the one hand under an emerging pressure of the environmental catastrophe & climate crisis, as well as the new great power rivalry. On the other hand, that local & regional actors face a paradox of Arctic development whenever a balance has been sought between environmental protection & climate change mitigation and economic activities due to ‘political inability’ of the Arctic states to make hard decisions.

The 2023 Academy will be organized with a spirit of an open dialogue and a participatory approach to discuss and analyze Northern and Arctic issues. The Academy aims to apply the double interplay between science, politics and business, and that between scientific and Indigenous knowledge, as well as to educate and supervise early-career scientists in interdisciplinary circumpolar studies and implement transdisciplinary dialogue between different stakeholders. 


This is the 1st Call for Papers for early-career scientists (PhD candidates, post-docs), and established researchers with different academic backgrounds to participate & present their work in the 2023 Academy. The deadline for applications is 17 April 2023 - applications submitted online at

About the Calotte Academy

The Calotte Academy is an international academic symposium, traveling in several destinations in the European Arctic, designed to promote interdisciplinary research, and implement the interplay between senior & young researchers for to supervise in Northern & Arctic studies. It is also an experimental “School of dialogue” and participatory by nature with an idea to share knowledge and foster academic & policy-oriented dialogue among members of the research community and a wide range of other stakeholders. The annual Academy, organized since 1991, is a perfect platform for researchers, with different academic & knowledge backgrounds, to participate and present their work. The Academy is for early-career scientists (ECS), particularly PhD candidates and post-docs, as well as established researchers, with different academic and/or knowledge backgrounds to participate and present and discuss their work.

For more information

For more information, please contact with Prof. Lassi Heininen (@email), Prof. Laura Junka-Aikio (@email), and Academy's co-coordinators, PhD Candidate Daria Mishina (@email) and PhD Candidate Salla Pasula (@email) at University of Lapland.