• Open position

    Open position

    We are hiring an Executive Officer at the International Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes, starting from August 2016 on a 3-year contract. Read more ..

  • Barents Calendar

    Barents Calendar

    The Barents Calendar gives an overview of the public holidays in the four Barents member states and facilitates the planning of interregional meeting. Read more ..

  • The Barents Euro-Arctic Council

    The Barents Euro-Arctic Council

    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 Regional Council

    The Regional Council

    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 ..

  • Climate change and the Barents region

    Climate change and the Barents region

    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 ..

  • Indigenous Peoples

    Indigenous Peoples

    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

Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) is the forum for intergovernmental and interregional cooperation in the Barents Region.

News and updates
  • We are hiring!

    13.1.2016

    We have an open position for an Executive Officer at the International Barents Secretariat, starting in August 2016. Applications should be sent to ibs@beac.st by February 15th, 2016. Read more

  • Nordic representation at COP21 in Paris

    16.12.2015

    The two-week long climate conference in Paris has come to an end, resulting in a new, and for the first time global, agreement on climate change. Read more

Calendar of events
The Barents Euro-Arctic Region

The Barents Euro-Arctic Region

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.

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Open position

We are hiring an Executive Officer at the International Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes, starting from August 2016 on a 3-year contract. Applications should be submitted to the IBS (ibs@beac.st) by February 15th, 2016. For more information about the position, please see the full job advert.

Job advert

"CLIMATE JOURNEY" PHOTO EXHIBITION

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.

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