The purpose of the International Barents Secretariat (IBS) is to support the multilateral activities within the Barents Euro-Arctic Council and the Barents Regional Council.
The IBS aims to increase and secure the coherence and efficiency of the Barents cooperation. To this end, the IBS assists the biannually rotating governmental and regional Chairs in their tasks and thus guarantees the seamless continuity of the cooperation. Also, the IBS supports the Barents Working Groups. The IBS maintains the Barents Euro-Arctic Council and the Barents Regional Council archives and serves as an information database, as well as maintains contacts with other organisations and stakeholders operating in the Barents and Arctic regions, the national and regional authorities of the Member States and the media.
The Agreement on the Establishment of the International Barents Secretariat was signed in the 11th BEAC Ministerial session on 15 November 2007 in Rovaniemi. Take a look at our other core documents here and the IBS Annual Report 2016 here.
Want to join our team? Read more about the internship possibilities.
The International Barents Secretariat
P.O. Box 107, 9915 Kirkenes
Office: Rådhusgt. 8, Kirkenes
Head of Secretariat
Mob: +47 46 89 77 23
Climate, Environment and Hot Spot Advisor
Mob: +47 48 21 74 40
E-mail / Skype:
Mob: +47 90 88 87 57
Mob: +47 45287758
Secretary / Accountant
Mob: +47 90 14 92 77
E-mail / Skype:
IBS Team Spring 2018.
The IBS has a vacant position as Climate, Environment and Hot Spots Advisor for one year, from the beginning of September. Click "Read more" for full advertisement.
The International Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes now welcomes internship applications for autumn 2018. Click below for more information.