The project connected researchers from numerous countries and various backgrounds to different societal stakeholders, in order to elaborate on multiple vulnerabilities and challenges to the Arctic population, with a specific reference to the Barents region.

That closing even had a world café format. All participants were divided into three predetermined groups. During each parallel session, the groups discussed on one of the three given themes. A moderator and a rapporteur were assigned to each of the themes, while the predetermined groups were changing the theme after each session. By the end of the conference, every group discussed each of the three themes.

The conference produced an “Executive Summary of the HuSArctic Conference Outcomes” based on the highlights of the group discussions and recommendations by the groups. The highlights/executive summary of the joint statement will be distributed to policy makers and relevant actors. The copies of the document were translated into Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian and Northern Sami language.