WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL HOMEPAGE OF THE BARENTS EURO-ARCTIC COUNCIL
Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) is the forum for intergovernmental and interregional cooperation in the Barents Region. BEAC was established in 1993 in order to "provide impetus to existing cooperation and consider new initiatives and proposals".
www.beac.st provides you with extensive information about the cooperation, contact information, documents, maps and photos. This web site covers the ongoing cooperative activities in several fields such as energy, environment, indigenous peoples, culture, rescue cooperation, economy etc.
Documents from sister councils' meeting
The minutes and other relevant documents from the four regional sister councils of the North, and the Northern Dimension Partnerships' meeting in Kirkenes in early September, can now be found and downloaded from this page >>>
Presentation of Working Group activities
The International Barents Secretariat now regularly presents a short survey of the activities of the different Working Groups. Read more at the Barents Cooperation Update
Barents on my mind
The first Youth Seminar of the Finnish Chairmanship Barents on my mind was held in Rovaniemi, 15.-17.9.2014. The aim of the seminar was to examine the situation of young people in the Barents region of different perspectives. The main theme, social inclusion of young people was approached by following workshops: employment and entrepreneurship, education, participation and identity. Some crucial issues were repeatedly covered during the seminar: learning languages, communication, getting to know each other, traveling in the region, participating and taking the chances. “We don’t want to be just the painters; we want to be a part of the builders”.
Regional climate change strategies
Regional climate change strategy work in the Barents region was facilitated by a workshop, organized by BEAC Working Group on Environment in September 2014. Regions that already have a climate change strategy shared their practical experiences with those who are starting the strategy process. More information and the presentations will be available soon on a separate web page.
BarentSaga Newsletter 1/2014 out
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Environmental Ministers' session in Inari
The 11th meeting of the Environmental Ministers of the Barents region took place in Inari, Finland, on 4-5 November 2013. The declaration, press releases, reports and all other relevant documents from the meeting can be found and downloaded from this page!