Committee of Senior Officials

Between the BEAC meetings at Foreign Minister level every second year, work is organised by the Commitee of Senior Officials (CSO). The CSO consists of civil servants representing the governments of the six member countries and the European Commission. Representatives of the nine observer states are also often given the possibility to participate. The CSO meets on a regular basis 4-5 times per year and most often in the country holding the Chairmanship of the BEAC.

The activities of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) have expanded over time. A number of working groups have been established to assist the CSO. The working groups report to the CSO each year and the CSO gives guidance to the groups. The CSO has the mandate to establish new Working Groups or terminate groups that have completed their task.

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CSO meeting in Solovki, September 2017

Members of the Committee of Senior Officials of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council

Sweden
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Ms. Elinor Blomberg (Chair)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
Fredsgatan 6
SE-103 33 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 405 90 55 
Mob: +46 72 506 12 58  
E-mail: elinor.blomberg@gov.se
 

Ms. Eva Ekmehag 
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Fredsgatan 6 
SE-103 33 Stockholm, Sweden 
Tel: +46 8 405 22 50 
Mob: +46 76 765 44 63 
E-mail: eva.ekmehag@gov.se

Russia
Mr. Sergey Petrovich
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Smolenskaya-Sennaya Sq. 32/34
119200 Moscow,  G-200
Russian Federation
Tel: +7 499 244 26 97
Mob: +7 916 105 76 62 
Fax: +7 499 244 17 97
E-mail: spetrovich@mid.rubeac@mid.ru

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Marja-Leena Vuorenpää
Senior Advisor 
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
P.O. Box 427, 00023 Government, Finland
Tel: +358 40 4819678
E-mail: marja-leena.vuorenpaa@formin.fi

Norway

Solveig Rossebo.jpgMs. Solveig Rossebø Senior adviser
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
7. Juniplassen 1 / Victoria Terrasse PO Box 8114 Dep. 
N-0032 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 23 95 12 21
Mob: +47 99 16 32 26
E-mail: solveig.rossebo@mfa.no

Iceland
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Ambassador 
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Raudararstigur 25
IS-150 Reykjavik, Iceland
Tel: +354  54 59 900
E-mail: gudmundur.a.stefansson@utn.stjr.is   

Denmark                                                                                                       Peter-Linde.jpg
Mr. Peter Wilhelm Lund Linde
Chief Advisor/Department for the Arctic and North America
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2, Asiatisk Plads
DK-1448 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Mob: +45 41 73 38 21
E-mail: peteli@um.dk 

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Mr. Boris Iarochevitch
Head of Division Eastern Partnership,
Regional Cooperation and OSCE (EEAS EURCA.EAST.1),
Office EEAS 5/344, Schuman side, Rond Point Schuman 9A,
1046 Bxl - Belgium
Tel: +32 2 584 34 07
Mob: +32 460 84 34 07
E-mail: boris.iarochevitch@eeas.europa.eu

Regional Committee
Mr. Markus Karlsen
Chair of the Regional Committee
Finnmark County Authority
N-9800 Vadsø, Norway
Tel: +47 78 96 31 53
Mobile: +47 98 10 60 41
Fax: +47 78 96 23 70
E-mail: markus.karlsen@ffk.no 

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Mr. Tomas Hallberg
Head of the Secretariat
Rådhusgt. 8, 9915 Kirkenes, Norway 
Tel: +47 78 97 08 70
Mob: +47 46 89 77 23
E-mail: tomas@barentscooperation.org

Mr. Roman Gokkoev Roman Gokkoev aug 2017.JPG
Executive Officer of the Secretariat
Rådhusgt. 8, 9915 Kirkenes, Norway 
Tel: +47 78 97 08 71
Mob: +47 90 88 87 57 
E-mail: roman@barentscooperation.org

                                                                                                                     
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Working Group of Indigenous Peoples                                                         
Ms. Christina Henriksen
Tel: +47 90 91 91 31
E-mail: christina.henriksen@samediggi.no


 

 CSO 2017 Meeting Schedule
March 15-16 - Murmansk 
June 28-29 - Sortavala
September 13-15 - Solovetskiy
October 18 - Arkhangelsk

CSO 2016 Meeting Schedule
March 21-22 - Arkhangelsk
June 14-15 - Petrozavodsk
October 4-5 - Syktyvkar 
December 13-14 - Naryan-Mar

CSO 2015 Meeting Schedule
March 18-19 - Helsinki
June 8-9 - Tornio/Haparanda
August 26-27 - Kuusamo
September 28 - Helsinki
October 14 - Oulu
December 16-17 - Moscow

CSO 2014 Meeting Schedule
March 18-19 - Inari 
June 16-17 - Kajaani 
October 7-8 - Oulu 
December 16-17 - Rovaniemi 

CSO 2013 Meeting Schedule

March 20-21 - Bodø
June 3-4 - Kirkenes
September 4-5 - Oslo
October 7-8 - Oslo
October 27-28 - Tromso
December 12-13 - Helsinki 

CSO 2012 Meeting Schedule
February 9 - Kirkenes
May 21-22 - Harstad
September 10-12 - Svolvær
December 4-5 - Oslo

CSO 2011 Meeting Schedule

2st-4nd February - Jokkmokk
18th-20th May - Luleå
15th-16th September - Stockholm
10th October - Kiruna
December 7-8 - Oslo

CSO 2010 Meeting Schedule

11th-12th October - Kiruna, Abisko
1st-2nd February - Stockholm
19th-20th May - Umeå

CSO 2009 Meeting Schedule

18th-19th February - Petrozavodsk
28th-29th May - Syktyvkar
27th-28th August - Arkhangelsk Region
12th-13th October - Murmansk

CSO 2008 Meeting Schedule

8-9 April - Moscow (Permanent Mission of the Komi Region)
17-18 June - Naryan-Mar
15-17 September - Solovki, Archangelskaya Oblast 

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