Raw material and Transport in the High North

On the 24th of April the NSPA and the Bothnian Corridor Group are arranging a seminar in the European Parliament on the increasing importance of the supply of raw materials and transport from the high north for the sustainable growth of the European economy.

April 24, 15.00-17.00

European Parliament, A3H-1

The network Northern Sparsely Populated Areas and the Bothnian Corridor Group in cooperation with MEP Marita Ulvskog & MEP Liisa Jaakonsaari cordially invite you to a seminar on raw material and transport in the High North with keynote speakers from the European Commission and representatives of the industry.

The Bothnian Corridor is of great importance for the transnational flow of goods within the EU and to/from the EU. It connects Sweden and Finland in the north and provides new possibilities for the flow of goods to and from the North Sea, the Arctic, Barents and Asia, contributing to the proper function of the Internal Market linking raw material depositories to markets.


Draft programme

Moderator: Stig Nerdal, Transportutvikling AS

15.00-15.15  Welcome & opening

Marita Ulvskog, Member of Parliament

Odd Eriksen, President of Nordland County

15.15-15.30  Regional perspective on raw material,

Pentti Hyttinen, Region Mayor, North Karelia

15.30-15.45 The Raw Material Initiative

Maria Spiliopoulou-Kaparia, Acting Head of Unit

European Commission , DG ENTERPRISE & INDUSTRY, Unit G.3 "Metals, Minerals, Raw Materials"

15.45-16.15 Regional perspective on transport - the Bothnian Corridor for proper transportation of the goods

Lars-Erik Renström, Manager, Corporate Logistics & Transportation, Outokumpu Stainless Oyj

Lennart Gustafsson, Chairman, Georange

16.15-16.30      Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T ) - EU priorities

Jean-Eric Paquet, Director, European Mobility Network, DG Move, European Commission

16.30-16.45     Panel discussion

16.45-17.00      Closing words

Liisa Jaakonsaari, Member of Parliament

Mårten Edberg, Lead Partner Representative, Bothnian Green Logistic Corridor (BGLC), Region of Västerbotten

17.00 Reception



The online registration is now closed . Contact for registration: info@nspa-network.eu . If you require an access badge to enter the European Parliament, please give the following details when you register: Name, nationality, address, date of birth, ID type and ID number.

We look forward to receiving your registration and to welcoming you on the 24th of April!

22 Feb 2012