"Arctic green, digital transition: solutions for recovery through cross-border cooperation" will showcase regional examples from Arctic and near-Arctic regions, to inspire discussions on a high-level political panel in collaboration with the audience. The workshop will explores how regional cross-border cooperation contributes to the EU Green Deal and Europe’s recovery, and how EU policy must enable a green and digital transition, by also learning from the forerunners in green projects.
The session will include video testimonials:
- East and North Finland: The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC) aims to create a world-class computing and data management research infrastructure in Europe. LUMI is one of the European leadership supercomputers and it’ll be located in CSC's data center in Kajaani.
- North Sweden region: H2 Green Steel will be a fully integrated, digitalised, and automated greenfield steel plant. The goal is to eliminate all CO₂ emissions from the steel production by bringing together raw materials, renewable energy, leading expertise, and artificial intelligence.
- Highlands & Islands, Scotland: ReFLEX is a project which aims to create an integrated energy system in Orkney, Scotland. The project is led by the European Marine Energy Centre and other cross-sector partners including the Orkney Islands Council. Once demonstrated and proven, the IES model could be replicated internationally.
- North Norway region: The GIFT Project.
Norway’s largest island, Hinnøya, in North Norway, is part of the Horizon 2020 project GIFT, aiming towards energy efficiency and flexibility to lower CO2 emissions on more than 1600 islands in Europe, through innovative, smart solutions, using digital tools.