News and Updates

Barents Cooperation Update
BEAC Working Group on Environment and its subgroups met in St. Petersburg on 21-23 September

Survey related to the development of collaboration within the Barents region

Applications for governmental funding of Norwegian-Russian health collaboration projects to be completed by 1 October

The research report on communication and cooperation in the BEAC working groups now available, link in the text

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.

MFA Finland presents a summary of activities during the Finnish BEAC chairmanship 2013-2015

The exhibition “Climate Change in Lapland’s Nature” is shown at the climate conference (COP21) in Paris in December 2015 and during the upcoming weeks. The photo exhibition is one of thirteen exhibitions in the Climate Generations Areas, which are open to the public during the entire conference.

On 23 – 27 November 2015 the Northern Arctic Federal University in Arkhangelsk hosted the III International Belomorskiy Students Forum.

12th Meeting of the Environment Ministers under the Barents Euro-Arctic Council took place in Sortavala, Russia on 24-25 November 2015. The meeting was attended by the senior officials of Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden, as well as representatives of indigenous peoples, regional bodies, environmental organizations and other invited guests.

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Newsletter published by the International Barents Secretariat

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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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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