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Arctic co-operation and cross-border expertise

The Arctic region comprises a geographical area intersected and divided by the borders of eight countries. The region involves globally shared challenges and interests, for which Lapland has the opportunity to develop solutions together with its international partners. Lapland has 1,600 km of shared land borders with three different countries.

Lapland UAS works together with its neighbours and searches for partners globally. Glocalisation, lowering the barriers of borders, access for the SME sector to the major projects of the Barents Region, the shared challenges of the northern regions, such as the exodus of young people and cross-border co-operation in public services are examples of cross-border expertise, which is in constant need of development in Lapland and the Barents region.