The aim is to discuss networking on gender equality in the Arctic Region. The importance of gender equality networking was already discussed at the Taking Wing conference arranged in Saariselkä, Finland in 2002 and also the conference Gender Equality in the Arctic arranged in Akureyri in 2014 recommended to create a network for experts, reserchers and organisations focusing on gender equality in the Arctic Region. The aim of the Round Table is also to get proposals for how to inspire the Arctic Council to include gender equality perspective in their work, activities and projects.

The Round Table discussion takes the starting points in the discussions, that started at the Taking Wing conference and since that time has continued at different conferences and fora in the Arctic Region.