The forth issue of UArctic Russian Newsletter is now available online The issue tells about Thematic Networks activities and contains interviews with Thematic Network leaders.

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission adopted a policy proposal on April 27, 2016 that will guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region.

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) seeks an Executive Secretary to direct the IASC Secretariat, to guide IASC activities and to manage IASC finances. This is a five-year term position based in Akureyri, Iceland. Application deadline: May 15, 2016.

The conference is organized on 14 June 2016 in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland and is part of the 2016 Finnish presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers. It is organised in connection with the work of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ ad hoc group for quality in higher education.

The Agency for International Development (USAID) invites applications for its sustainable water partnership. This aims to increase resilience to water security risk at the basin, sub-basin, or local catchment scale. The deadline for this call is 16 May 2016.

The Nordic Working Environment Committee is inviting applications for its working environment project grants. These aim to support projects focusing on the effects of globalisation and the demographic development. The deadine for this call is 15 August 2016.

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) is calling for applications for funding of joint projects between higher education institutions in Norway and Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa under the UTFORSK Partnership Programme. The deadlines are 31 May and 17 October 2016.