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Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) is the forum for intergovernmental and interregional cooperation in the Barents Region. BEAC was established in 1993 in order to "provide impetus to existing cooperation and consider new initiatives and proposals".

www.beac.st provides you with extensive information about the cooperation, contact information, documents, maps and photos. This web site covers the ongoing cooperative activities in several fields such as energy, environment, indigenous peoples, culture, rescue cooperation, economy etc.

News and updates

Nature conservation in focus

The VIII Habitat Contact Forum will gather nature conservation experts to Petrozavodsk in the end of September 2015. The forum disusses current themes of biodiversity and the forests, wetlands and coastal areas of the Barents region. More information on the event's web page >>

The story of the Pasvik-Inari trilateral park is presented in a Finnish.-Norwegian-Russian video on Youtube >>

The BPAN project photo exhibition is touring Finland and Russia, please find the updated list of exhibition places here >>


Photo exhibition at the International Barents Secretariat

Swedish photographer Tom Juslin's "Climate Journey" opens the planned series of exhibitions in the common premises of the International Barents Secretariat and the Barents Institute in Kirkenes. Read more >>


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Climate change exhibition on tour in Russia

Climate change in Lapland’s nature – what can we do? is an exhibition produced by the Lapland Regional Museum. It raises awareness about climate change and its effect on biodiversity and ecological balance in northernmost Europe. The Russian-English version of the exhibition, produced under Barents co-operation, started its tour in Saint Petersburg in February 2015. The exhibition moved further to Petrozavodsk, Karelia in March, and continued to Murmansk in May.

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Presentation of Working Group activities

The International Barents Secretariat now regularly presents a short survey of the activities of the different Working Groups. Read more at the Barents Cooperation Update



BarentSaga Newsletter featuring development, events, and people in the Barents Cooperation. Read more.