The main objective of the Russian Chairmanship is to promote sustainable social and economic development of the Barents region, build modern infrastructure, enhance the region's competitiveness and investment attractiveness while making a rational use of its scientific, innovative and resource capabilities, complying with environmental standards and taking into account the interests of the indigenous peoples.
Finland held the Chairmanship for the period 2013-2015
Norway held the Chairmanship for the period 2011-2013
Sweden held the Chairmanship for the period 2009-2011
The Russian Federation held the Chairmanship for the period 2007-2009
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The International Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes, Norway, now welcomes internship applications for spring 2017. Application deadline is 25 November. Interested?
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