Issue 1/2010 

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Priorities for the Swedish chairmanship of the BEAC

A little less than a year ago, Sweden took over the Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council. In general terms the Swedish Chairmanship is working to promote an “eco-efficient economy” in the Barents Region, that is to develop the economic and social potential of the region in an environmentally sustainable way.  Read more >>

Young indigenous entrepreneurs

In June 2010 the Indigee – Indigenous Entrepreneurship project was launched. It aims to support young indigenous entrepreneurs in the Barents region to develop their enterprises and business ideas. - Ultimately the goal is to strengthen the indigenous communities, says project manager Lars Miguel Utsi.   Read more >>

Secretariat improves conditions of the Barents Cooperation

The International Barents Secretariat opened in January 2008, in Kirkenes, Norway. The agreement between Norway, Russia, Sweden and Finland to establish and co-finance the Secretariat shows that interaction in the Barents Region is a political priority.   Read more >>

Increased status for indigenous peoples in the Barents cooperation?

The First Barents Indigenous Peoples Congress was arranged in a frosty Kirkenes in the beginning of February 2010 in the middle of a myriad of Barents Spektakel events and conferences.  Read more >>

Faina is the first International Barents Secretariat intern

In IBS has started internship programme. The first intern is Faina Usova from Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia.  
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Kolarctic ENPI CBC program in full swing

The first call for proposals for the Kolarctic ENPI CBC program was from 11th January to 9th April 2010 and resulted 34 applications.   Read more >> 


The International Barents Secretariat

Emil Strand, Executive Officer
tel. +47 95 97 71 73

P.O. Box 107, 9915 Kirkenes
Visiting address: Rådhusgt. 8, Kirkenes

Fax: +47 78 97 70 79

IBS Staff