News and Updates

News and Updates 2017
For the first time, Chairs of the Barents working groups assembled to jointly discuss development of regional cooperation.

With its wonderful nature, cultural diversity and intriguing history, the Barents region makes an inspiring travel destination. In the whole region, tourism is an important industry for the local economies – and simultaneously a challenge for the protection of pristine nature and unique cultural traditions.

Finland will become the Chair of the Arctic Council in May 2017. According to Soini the chairmanship will provide an opportunity to highlight areas that are important for the Barents cooperation.

The IBS has an open position of Executive Officer

Interview of our new intern, Aino Lipsanen

The IBS is looking for an intern for the fall 2017

The Barents Euro-Arctic Region has a great potential to be even more attracting area for international tourism.

Interview of our new intern, Sohvi Kangasluoma

Arctic Frontiers offered interesting debates from the political, environmental, industrial, scientific and non-governmental points of view.

Arctic Frontiers 2017 - Talking Barents

60 participants explore healthy lifestyle in a traditional setting

News and Updates 2016
Kirkenes Conference and Barents Spektakel

EU and the Nordic Council of Ministers support the new Barents Scholarship on Culture

Funding of youth cooperation, possible membership of North Carelia and upcoming Barents Cooperation Forum

Funding programme will be launched in early 2017

TRILOGY conference on transport, investment and logistics 1.11.2016

See the latest developments of the cooperation and project possibilities in Helsinki December the 8th

Barents youth activities on different themes in the autumn

Our regional cooperation sets an example for the whole Arctic

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With its wonderful nature, cultural diversity and intriguing history, the Barents region makes an inspiring travel destination. In the whole region, tourism is an important industry for the local economies – and simultaneously a challenge for the protection of pristine nature and unique cultural traditions.

Finland will become the Chair of the Arctic Council in May 2017. According to Soini the chairmanship will provide an opportunity to highlight areas that are important for the Barents cooperation.

The two-week long climate conference in Paris has come to an end, resulting in a new, and for the first time global, agreement on climate change.

MFA Finland presents a summary of activities during the Finnish BEAC chairmanship 2013-2015

Only one internship period at the International Barents Secretariat (IBS) in 2016

The exhibition “Climate Change in Lapland’s Nature” is shown at the climate conference (COP21) in Paris in December 2015 and during the upcoming weeks. The photo exhibition is one of thirteen exhibitions in the Climate Generations Areas, which are open to the public during the entire conference.

On 23 – 27 November 2015 the Northern Arctic Federal University in Arkhangelsk hosted the III International Belomorskiy Students Forum.

12th Meeting of the Environment Ministers under the Barents Euro-Arctic Council took place in Sortavala, Russia on 24-25 November 2015. The meeting was attended by the senior officials of Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden, as well as representatives of indigenous peoples, regional bodies, environmental organizations and other invited guests.

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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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"CLIMATE JOURNEY" PHOTO EXHIBITION

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 - "Climate Journey" opens the planned series of exhibitions in in Kirkenes

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