23.-24.5. Seminar: Where the Silk Road Economic Belt meets the Polar Silk Road: Nordic prospects, visions, projects, Joensuu

China’s investments to Nordic countries is a rapidly growing phenomenon. Existing and intensively growing Chinese tourism, growing Chinese investments in enterprises, the recent initiative on Chinese investments in a new railway “Arctic Corridor” towards Arctic all give Nordic Countries a special role in the new geopolitical picture. China’s “White Paper” (28.01.2018) brings this process to new geopolitical level.

At seminar, we will discuss the question: What could be done, so that Polar Silk Road investments could use the experience of Silk Road Economic Belt (investments to countries on its way) and provide a better scenario for Nordic countries; one of security and prosperity? However, seminar discussion is not limited only to China issues. Instead, it brings together scholars, interested in Nordic networking and cooperation.

Organiser: VERA Centre at the University of Eastern Finland together with Eurasian Studies Network partners

Venue: University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Joensuu campus
23.5. Agora building, Yliopistokatu 4
24.5. Aurora building, Yliopistokatu 2, entrance B, 1st floor, Karelian Institute.

Seminar programme (PDF)

The programme is also available at www.uef.fi/eurasian-studies.