Chair State of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council

Sweden holds the Chairmanship for the period 2017-2019

During the Swedish Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC), Sweden will pursue an agenda based on sustainable development, respect for human rights and gender equality. In each of the areas, the emphasis will lie on enhancing people-to-people contacts, especially for the younger generation. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement will provide the basis for the work.

Program and priorities of the Swedish Chairmanship in the Barents Euro-Arctic Council 2017-2019

Contact: Swedish chairmanship logo.png

Ministry for Foreign Affairs Sweden
Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
SE-103 39 Stockholm
Phone: +46 8-405 10 00
Fax: +46 8-723 11 76


The next chair of the BEAC will be Norway (2019-2021).

Past chairmanships:




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