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 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.
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