Third Arctic Award was nominated to BuSK project (Building shared knowledge capital to support natural resource governance in the northern periphery), which was coordinated by Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). The award ceremony was held in Copenhagen in Tuesday 17 September. The annual award has been awarded now three times by Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic programme, in cooperation with all five Interreg funding programmes.
The Arctic Award aims to highlight successful and impactful development projects from Arctic areas. The category where BuSK was awarded is for projects dealing with sustainable use of natural resources.
BuSK project focused in tourism, reindeer herding, mining and the use of conservation areas. It has developed solutions for enhancing the participation of local and indigenous people in planning of land use and the use of natural resources. The project had altogether 11 partners from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Ireland. BuSK ended in August 2019.
Project coordinator Seija Tuulentie