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13 - 18 August 2018

Arendalsuka is Norway's largest national political festival that takes place in August in Arendal since 2012. During this week politicians from all parties, non-governmental organizations, business leaders, the media and political enthusiasts from across the country converge and take part in debates and discussions. The festival's mission is to strengthen the belief in political empowerment and democracy through open debate and involvement. It aims to lower the threshold for political participation and inspire public engagement.  The festival also includes exhibitions, seminars, live music and other social events.

GRID-Arendal holds a number of events each year on themes that are relevant to a national audience. This year our events cover a wide range of topics including marine litter, development in the Arctic, corporate sustainability, blue forests, climate change in the Arctic and labor migration.

Tuesday, 14.August

14:00 - 15:30 Teltscenen

High north dialogue: Ressurser i nord til folkets og nasjonens beste - nasjonal nordområdedebatt

Wednesday, 15 August

09:00 - 11:00 Arendal Kino Saga and live streaming

Norwegian solutions in a sea of plastic (flyer)

11:00 - 13:00 Teltscenen

Sannhet, fakta og verdier: Hvordan en faktadebatt skaper grobunn for “alternative fakta”

13:30 - 15:00 Store Torungen, Arendal kultur- og rådhus 

Er Parisavtalen mulig - Kan Norden lede an? 

14:00 - 16:00 Teltscenen

High north dialogue: the Locomotives of the Arctic

19:00 - 20:30 Innoventi, Torvet 1B

Fra grønn prat til grønn handling 

Thursday, 16 August

15:00 - 17:00 Arendal Gamle rådhus

High north dialogue: Hva skjer når heller ikke innvandrere vil bo i Nord-Norge?

19:00 - 22:00 Le Monde Restaurant

Bærekraftig vekst i de blå skogene

We hope to see you at Arendalsuka!

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