The first volunteer expedition to the Yamal tundra “Explore Yamal” brought together 20 volunteers from the Arctic Council member states. It is organized by the state budgetary institution of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug “Arctic Volunteerism Center” as part of Russia’s chairmanship of Arctic Council in 2021–2023, operated by the Roscongress Foundation.
The “Explore Yamal” project was initiated during first meeting of the Arctic Council Youth Project Office in October 2020. This project participants were representatives of volunteer communities and public organizations from Russia, Iceland, Sweden, the United States, and Germany. Current project promotes volunteerism and intercultural dialogue development among youth, popularization of traditions, customs, and comprehension of northern people philosophy, strengthening Russian Arctic regions humanitarian relations, increasing Yamal Arctic attractiveness as a territory open to development and new ideas.