A little less than a year ago, Sweden took over the Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council. In general terms the Swedish Chairmanship is working to promote an “eco-efficient economy” in the Barents Region, that is to develop the economic and social potential of the region in an environmentally sustainable way. Read more >>
In June 2010 the Indigee – Indigenous Entrepreneurship project was launched. It aims to support young indigenous entrepreneurs in the Barents region to develop their enterprises and business ideas. - Ultimately the goal is to strengthen the indigenous communities, says project manager Lars Miguel Utsi. Read more >>
The International Barents Secretariat opened in January 2008, in Kirkenes, Norway. The agreement between Norway, Russia, Sweden and Finland to establish and co-finance the Secretariat shows that interaction in the Barents Region is a political priority. Read more >>
The First Barents Indigenous Peoples Congress was arranged in a frosty Kirkenes in the beginning of February 2010 in the middle of a myriad of Barents Spektakel events and conferences. Read more >>
In IBS has started internship programme. The first intern is Faina Usova from Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia.
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