Barents Euro-Arctic Council

logo-barents-transparent.pngThe Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) is the forum for intergovernmental cooperation on issues concerning the Barents Region. The BEAC meets at Foreign Ministers level in the chairmanship country at the end of term of office. The chairmanship rotates every second year, between Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden.

Russia took over the BEAC Chairmanship from Finland at the 15th BEAC Ministerial Session in Oulu, Finland on 14th October 2015.

Chair 2015-2017: Russia 
The Barents Cooperation at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russia

Chair 2013-2015: Finland
The Barents Cooperation at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Chair 2011-2013: Norway
The Barents Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway

Chair 2009-2011: Sweden
The Barents Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Chair 2007-2009: The Russian Federation
The Barents Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Chair 2005-2007: Finland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

Members of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council 

Observer states

 

 

Children and Youth at Risk cooperation programme

The Children and Youth at Risk cooperation programme, adopted by and owned by the Joint Working Group on Health and related Social Issues, has their own section on the Barents Cooperation web page.

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"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 - "Climate Journey" opens the planned series of exhibitions in in Kirkenes

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