Invitation: NSPA Forum 2022 - registration open

We wish to welcome you to the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) Forum of 2022.

Date: 24-25th of March 2022

Time: Lunch to lunch

With the possibility to join an optional pre-conference session on regional transformation and skills supply, including a site visit to Northvolt battery plant, on March 24 at 09h00 - 12h00 am, before the NSPA Forum. 

Please express your interest to participate by answering the confirmation email that will be sent out 2 weeks before the forum.

Pre-conference session location: Quality Hotel Skellefteå Stadshotell, Stationsgatan 8-10.

Conference location: The Wood hotel by Elite, Torggatan 3.

Stay location: The Wood hotel by Elite.

Conference fee: 110€ per person (an invoice will be sent out 2 weeks before the conference in a confirmation email).

Registration: As we have reached maximum capacity for participants, the registration is closed.

For you who have registered, confirm your participation here.

A confirmation email will be sent out closer to the forum with additional information to everyone who has registered.

Programme: Read the programme here.

Focus for the forum will be on strengthening the cooperation in the northernmost of Europe to the benefit of all Europe. The regions of the NSPA are in the frontline for the green industrial transition. We deliver resources for the European electrification and bioeconomy and provide an overall unique innovation system in the European Arctic.

Invited guests and workshops will focus on our areas of opportunities to grow together and deliver sustainable development in the EU. During the days in Skellefteå we will have a great conference reception in Sara Culture house, the tallest wooden building in Europa, and have opportunity to visit the location for the new world leading battery factory, Northvolt.

Hotel information

We wish to welcome you to stay at The Wood hotel by Elite, a hotel that shares the building with Sara Culture house, the tallest wooden building in Europe.

Guests book their own rooms by emailing the hotel and adding the booking code "NSPA forum 240322" in the reservation.

Please email your reservation by emailing to

If guests wish to pay by invoice, a written invoice must be sent to the hotel no later than one week before arrival. The invoice documentation must contain the invoice address, possible labeling, and organization number. The rooms reserved for the NSPA forum are bookable until 24 February 2022.

Rooms can then be booked by availability.


The easiest way for international guest to travel to Skellefteå is by plane to Skellefteå Airport. Transportation to the city center as possible by public bus or taxi.

Conference dinner

The host organisation for the forum, Region Västerbotten, wishes to welcome you to a conference dinner at the evening of the 24th of March. The evening starts at 19:00 and we have the pleasure of offering a three-course dinner with accompanying drinks.

Please confirm your participation at the dinner by answering the confirmation email that will be sent out 2 weeks before the event.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Julia Hanson, North Sweden European Office in Brussels

27 Jan 2022