Chair State of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council

Russia holds the Chairmanship for the period 2015-2017

The main objective of the Russian Chairmanship is to promote sustainable social and economic development of the Barents region, build modern infrastructure, enhance the region's competitiveness and investment attractiveness while making a rational use of its scientific, innovative and resource capabilities, complying with environmental standards and taking into account the interests of the indigenous peoples.


Ministry for Foreign Affairs Russia
Second European Department
32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya pl. 
119200 Moscow G-200, Russia
Tel: +7 49 92 44 41 19

The next chair of the BEAC will be Sweden (2017-2019).

Past chairmanships:




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Project funding in Barents

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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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