News and Updates

Last week the Barents Youth Conference was successfully hosted in Luleå by the Swedish chairmanship.

For the next 3 months, Marianne Strøm will be interning at the International Barents Secretariat.

Stakeholders from the Barents region will meet in Luleå to invigorate the youth perspective in the development of our societies and the future of the Barents region.

Several events on climate and environment were held in Arkhangelsk during the last week. Launch of a new climate project was followed by the meeting on Barents environmental Hot Spots. In addition, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) held several meetings on prospective environment and energy projects with municipalities of the region, Energy Efficiency Center and other stakeholders.

Interview of our new intern Katri-Maaria Kyllönen

End of landline telephones at the IBS

For Margot Wallström Barents region is about people-to-people contacts, cooperation and great potential. It is about the stunning nature and the special environment that we must preserve – and that is what Sweden wants the world to pay attention to during its chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council.

Barents Cooperation can get more visible inside the Region and on social media

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News and Updates 2016
Last week the Barents Youth Conference was successfully hosted in Luleå by the Swedish chairmanship.

Stakeholders from the Barents region will meet in Luleå to invigorate the youth perspective in the development of our societies and the future of the Barents region.

National and regional health authorities as well as experts from all four countries in the Barents region gathered together in Kirkenes, Norway, 22-23 March for the 26th meeting of the Joint Working Group on Health and Related Social Issues (JWGHS).

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

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News & Updates 2015 and older
Last week the Barents Youth Conference was successfully hosted in Luleå by the Swedish chairmanship.

Stakeholders from the Barents region will meet in Luleå to invigorate the youth perspective in the development of our societies and the future of the Barents region.

National and regional health authorities as well as experts from all four countries in the Barents region gathered together in Kirkenes, Norway, 22-23 March for the 26th meeting of the Joint Working Group on Health and Related Social Issues (JWGHS).

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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Internship at the IBS

The International Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes invites students and young professionals to be part of the secretariat’s team as interns. More information below.

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