Bendiks H. Arnesen MP, during his concluding remarks

Bendiks H. Arnesen MP, during his concluding remarks

The Second Northern Dimension Parliamentary Forum

The Storting (Norwegian Parliament) hosted the Second Northern Dimension Parliamentary Forum in Tromsø, 22-23 February 2011.

Conference Statement

Заявление конференции 

The Forum included members from the European Parliament, the national parliaments of Russia, Iceland and Norway, representatives for indigenous peoples as well as representatives of regional parliamentary bodies representing all national parliaments in the Northern Dimension region, including Canada and the United States of America.
The first Northern Dimension Parliamentary Forum was organized by the European
Parliament in February 2009. The Forum determined that the next forum would be held in Norway in 2011. It was emphasized that the Forum shall not take the shape of a new institution, but rather be a recurrent gathering of representatives of the different parliamentary bodies in the North.
The primary focus of the Forum was reports on the implementation of the partnerships within the Northern Dimension (the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership, Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture, the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being, Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics). The Forum aimed at coordinating the policies of the parliamentary bodies within the Northern Dimension region.


For further information, please contact the Storting, International department (Nordic Council secretariat)
Mr Kjell Myhre-Jensen, Head of secretariat, phone office + 47 23313601/ cell phone: + 47 92824624, or e.mail:
Ms Sølvi Brun, senior adviser, phone office + 47 23313602/ cell phone + 47 99647504 or


Ms Synnøve Ness, senior executive officer, phone office + 47 23313605/cell phone + 47 92207363, or e-mail: