The Barents Euro-Arctic Council is the forum for intergovernmental cooperation on issues concerning the Barents Region. The chairmanship rotates every second year, between Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden. Read more ..
The Barents Regional Council unites 13 member counties and a representative of the indigenous peoples in the northernmost parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden and north-west Russia. Read more ..
The climate change affects differently the northern and southern parts of the vast Barents region, in the northernmost regions, the changes are expected to be more pronounced. Read more ..
Nenets, Veps and Saami living in Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden are the indigenous peoples of the Barents region. Read more ..
Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) is the forum for intergovernmental and interregional cooperation in the Barents Region.
The 2015 version of the Barents Rescue exercise took part in the Levi/Kittilä area in Finnish Lapland Read more
The North Norway European Office and the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas network organised the OECD seminar on infrastructure and accessibility in Kirkenes on October 1. Read more
The Barents Region, sometimes referred to as the Euro-Arctic Region, is a young and newly defined region, still trying to create an identity, but at the same time it is largely influenced by ancient history and cultures. It is located in the periphery of Europe, however, is at the center of international political and economic interests.
This new report from the BEAC Ad Hoc Working Group on Financial Mechanism Study gives an overview and analysis of the existing financing instruments and recommendations how to enhance the Barents cooperation.
During two missions, in 2007 and 2012, Swedish journalist Tom Juslin traveled through the Nordic countries to find out how climate change affects people, animals and nature, his "Climate Journey" exhibition opens the planned series of exhibitions in Kirkenes.