The 3/2011 issue of the BarentSaga newsletter

The BarentSaga is published by the International Barents Secretariat and the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland.

The Barents Cooperation Calendar this fall is crammed with more interesting events than ever before. BarentSaga 3/2011 highlight some of them, read more.

Norwegian Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council 2011-2013

"I would go as far as to say that BEAC is one of the most successful and dynamic regional cooperation organizations in the world" - said Jonas Gahr Store, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway in his speech at the 13th Ministerial Session of the Barents-Euro Arctic Council (BEAC).  Read more >>

Barents Regional Council met in Kiruna

Youth issues and continuation on the work with the comprehensive transport strategy are main focuses in the chairmanship of the Norbotten County Administrative Board for the 2011-2013.

Barents Environmental hot spots – the hard work is finally paying off

Severe cases of diverse contamination, lack of ownership, and incomplete analysis and prognosis are all some of the factors making the work on the Barents Environmental Hot Spots slow and difficult. However, the recent breakthrough enabling three hot spots to be taken off the list creates a positive outlook for finding solutions also to others.  Read more >>

3.000 participants in Barents Rescue Exercise in Norrbotten

The scenario for the Barents Rescue 2011 exercise was based on a dam collapse in the River Lule , which results in a number of incidents. Read more >>

Indigenous entrepreneurship focus in Naryan-Mar, Nenets

More than 70 young entrepreneurs from the whole Barents region have been working hard to develop their business ideas and enterprises.    Read more >>

Youth cooperation enters a new era

The many working groups in the Barents Cooperation are often criticised for being namely too many. However, they constitute a crucial part of the very foundation of the cooperation.     Read more >>

Get ready for “ExpLoDE” - the BRYC Annual Event 2011!

The mission of the Barents Regional Youth Council (BRYC) is to strengthen the cooperation among the young residents empowering them to actively participate in shaping their future life.   Read more >>

A true veteran in the Barents Cooperation

There is quite a variety of cross-border activities in the Barents Region. Not all of them are part of the formal structures of the interregional and intergovernmental cooperation. It does not make them more important – rather the opposite! The Barents Regional Youth Council – is one, the Barents library cooperation another.   Read more >>

Coherent Northern Dimension

The report Coherent Northern Dimension analyzes the coordination of work between the Barents Euro-Arctic Council, the Arctic Council, the Nordic Council of Ministers, and the Council of Baltic Sea States.  Read more >>

BarentSaga especially follows

BarentSaga is a Newsletter jointly published by the International Barents Secretariat, Kirkenes, and the Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi. The intention is to highlight events and developments in the Barents Cooperation. Below, we list a few of the fields of the cooperation that we are following. We wish you all welcome to contribute with your ideas on articles for future issues.  Read more >> 
 See also the previous issues of the BarentSaga.

The International Barents Secretariat

Anna Lund, Executive Officer
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