The experimental educational discussion platform ‘International Youth Model of the Arctic Council (MAC)’ took place on 14–18 November in Arkhangelsk as part of the plan for the main events of Russia’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023, which is being operated by the Roscongress Foundation.
Northern (Arctic) Federal University hosted 25 students from Russian universities. They simulated the process of interaction within the working groups of the Arctic Council and came up with scenarios to develop a dialogue in the Arctic. The game-based goal of the MAC was the approval of the reports by working groups and joint action projects proposed by university students at the final ministerial session of the Arctic Council.
The MAC participants also visited special lectures and discussed such issues as preserving the ecology of the Arctic, adapting local communities to the changing conditions, developing transport and logistics networks, international cooperation, and scientific diplomacy in the new geopolitical realities.