Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


How to bring local, traditional and Indigenous Knowledge together with the 'western' approach to science to improve research and environmental observations across cultures? In this session Indigenous youth from the Arctic will discuss and raise awareness for their ideas and visions on how to combine these different knowledge systems based on their life experiences.

Together, among European and Arctic youth, we will exchange different perspectives and discuss how to make young people’s voices heard in the Arctic. Be prepared for a very interactive and participatory session and a productive dialogue with us.We are looking forward to meeting you all!

Speakers are:

Amalie Bourup, Student from University of Greenland
Student at the University of Greenland in the Department of Arctic Social Sciences. - Alongside my studies, I work at the Parliamentary Office as a student assistant and in my spare time I am Chairman of the Youth Organization (Siumup Inuusuttunut Suleqatigiiffia) which is a youth movement that focuses on politics.

Anja Márjá Nystø Keskitalo, Advisor in the Saami Council's EU unit
Anja Márjá Nystø Keskitalo was raised in Guovdageaidnu on the Norwegian side of Sápmi. She holds an MSc in Geography from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Currently, Anja Márjá is working as an advisor for the Saami Council's EU unit on topics including youth engagement and research.

Sebastian Plate, Researcher for Foresight and Participation
Sebastian Plate holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen where his main research area was Arctic geopolitics. After the completion of an internship at the German Arctic Office he now works as a researcher for Foresight and Participation at Ellery Studio in Berlin, where he engages in and leads projects in the fields of climate adaptation, energy transition, and social innovation. Through his experience with Futures Studies at UNESCO and affiliated partners, he is specialised in designing and facilitating participatory formats for diverse target groups.

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