• Top of the Barents

    Top of the Barents

    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Barents Cooperation in 2018, we now have the opportunity to talk to the Foreign Ministers of the Barents countries to shed light on the results and the future of the cooperation. Read more ..

  • Joy lives in North Karelia

    Joy lives in North Karelia

    North Karelia is a region located in Eastern Finland with almost 170 000 inhabitants. What else should we know about the new member of the Barents Regional Council? Read more ..

  • Climate Change

    Climate Change

    Climate change has a significant impact on the Barents Region – we are responding with projects and outreach. Read more ..

  • Russian Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council

    Russian Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council

    Get to know the goals of the Russian Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council. Read more ..



    Are you familiar with Barents Environmental Hot Spots? Read more ..

  • Indigenous Peoples in the Barents cooperation

    Indigenous Peoples in the Barents cooperation

    Sami, Veps and Nenets are active participants on all levels of the Barents cooperation. Read more ..

News and updates
  • Barents Studies discuss mayoral strategies, Northern identity and global megaprojects


    The new issue of the international peer-reviewed journal Barents Studies feature three very different articles that foreground three studies located in the Barents and Euro-Arctic regions. One of the overarching commonality among the articles is that they all use comparison in order to make cogent observations about historical and present-day communities in the Barents High North and Arctic. The journal features four young scholars of the Barents Region: Camilla Brattland, Morgan Ip, Maria Lvova, and Gerald Zojer. Read more

  • From Art to Business - Week full of Barents events in Kirkenes


    On the second last week in September Barents historians, artists, young entrepreneurs and LGBT-people gathered in their respective events in Kirkenes, the Capital of the Barents region. Read more

  • Meet our new intern


    Rosa-Maren Magga started as a new intern at IBS. Read more

Calendar of events


The Barents Euro-Arctic Region

The Barents Euro-Arctic Region

The Barents Region, sometimes referred to as the Euro-Arctic Region, is a young and newly defined region comprising northern parts of Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden. This evolving region is dynamically shaping its identity – drawing from its long history and rich variety of cultures. Even though the Barents region is located on the edge of Europe, it is at the center of growing international cultural, political and economic interests.

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Project funding in Barents

How to make your Barents project dreams come true? We have gathered information for all Barents relevant funding sources in our new portal.

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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. His "Climate Journey" exhibition opens the planned series of exhibitions in Kirkenes.

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