Committee of Senior Officials

Between the BEAC meetings at Foreign Minister level every second year, work is organised by the Commitee of Senior Officials (CSO). The CSO consists of civil servants representing the governments of the six member countries and the European Commission. Representatives of the nine observer states are also often given the possibility to participate. The CSO meets on a regular basis 4-5 times per year and most often in the country holding the Chair of the BEAC.

The activities of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) have expanded over time. A number of working groups have been established to assist the CSO. The working groups report to the CSO each year and the CSO gives guidance to the groups. The CSO has the mandate to establish new Working Groups or terminate groups that have completed their task.

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CSO meeting in Petrozavodsk, 2016.

Members of the Committee of Senior Officials of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council

Chair

Mr. Sergey Petrovich 
Deputy Head of the Second European Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Smolenskaya-Sennaya Sq. 32/34
119200 Moscow,  G-200
Russian Federation
Tel: +7 499 244 26 97 
Mob: +7 916 105 76 62 
Fax: +7 499 244 17 97
E-mail: spetrovich@mid.rubeac@mid.ru

Ms. Inna Tarysheva
CSO Secretariat
First Secretary of the Unit for Regional Cooperation
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel: +7 499 244 3096
E-mail: itarysheva@mid.ru

Finland

Ms. Marja-Leena Vuorenpää,
Senior Advisor, 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
P.O. Box 427, 00023 Government, Finland
Tel: +358 40 4819678
E-mail: marja-leena.vuorenpaa@formin.fi

Sweden
Ms. Elinor Blomberg
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Fredsgatan 6
SE-103 33 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 405 90 55
Mob: +46 72 506 12 58 
E-mail: elinor.blomberg@gov.se 

Norway
Ms. Anniken Ramberg Krutnes 
Ambassador, Section for the High North, Polar Affairs and Marine Resources 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
0032 Oslo, Norway
Tel. +47 tbc
E-mail: anniken.ramberg.krutnes@mfa.no  

Iceland
Mr Guðmundur Árni
Ambassador
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Raudararstigur 25
IS-150 Reykjavik, Iceland
Tel: +354  54 59 900
E-mail: gudmundur.a.stefansson@utn.stjr.is   


Denmark
Ms. Gitte Hundahl
Minister Counsellor/Northern Europe
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2, Asiatisk Plads
DK-1448 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Tel: +45 33 92 03 04
Fax: +45 33 92 04 73
E-mail: githun@um.dk 

European External Action Service (EEAS)
Mr. Boris Iarochevitch
Head of Division Eastern Partnership,
Regional Cooperation and OSCE (EEAS EURCA.EAST.1),
Office EEAS 5/344, Schuman side, Rond Point Schuman 9A,
1046 Bxl - Belgium
Tel: +32 2 584 34 07;
Mob: +32 460 84 34 07
E-mail: boris.jarochevtch@eeas.europa.eu

BEAC Regional Committee
Mr. Pentti Malinen
Chair of the Regional Committee
Joint Authority of Kainuu Region
Kauppankatu 1, Fi-87100
Kajaani, Finland
Tel: +37 (0) 44 79 70 197
E-mail: pentti.malinen@kainuu.fi

Inrernational Barents Secretariat
Mr. Tomas Hallberg
Head of the Secretariat
Tel: +47 78 97 08 70
Mob: +47 46 89 77 23
E-mail: tomas.hallberg@beac.st

Working Group on Indigenous Peoples
Ms. Christina Henriksen
Tel: +47 90 91 91 31
E-mail: christina.henriksen@samediggi.no

CSO 2016 Meeting Schedule
March 21-22 - Arkhangelsk
June 14-15 - Petrozavodsk
October 4-5 - Syktyvkar

CSO 2015 Meeting Schedule
March 18-19 - Helsinki
June 8-9 - Tornio/Haparanda
August 26-27 - Kuusamo
September 28 - Helsinki
December 16-17 - Moscow

CSO 2014 Meeting Schedule
March 18-19 - Inari 
June 16-17 - Kajaani 
October 7-8 - Oulu 
December 16-17 - Rovaniemi 

CSO 2013 Meeting Schedule

March 20-21 - Bodø
June 3-4 - Kirkenes
September 4-5 - Oslo
October 7-8 - Oslo
October 27-28 - Tromso
December 12-13 - Helsinki 

CSO 2012 Meeting Schedule
February 9 - Kirkenes
May 21-22 - Harstad
September 10-12 - Svolvær
December 4-5 - Oslo

CSO 2011 Meeting Schedule

2st-4nd February - Jokkmokk
18th-20th May - Luleå
15th-16th September - Stockholm
10th October - Kiruna
December 7-8 - Oslo

CSO 2010 Meeting Schedule

11th-12th October - Kiruna, Abisko
1st-2nd February - Stockholm
19th-20th May - Umeå

CSO 2009 Meeting Schedule

18th-19th February - Petrozavodsk
28th-29th May - Syktyvkar
27th-28th August - Arkhangelsk Region
12th-13th October - Murmansk

CSO 2008 Meeting Schedule

8-9 April  -  Moscow (Permanent Mission of the Komi Region)
17-18 June  -  Naryan-Mar
15-17 September  -  Solovki, Archangelskaya Oblast 

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