Committee of Senior Officials

Between the BEAC meetings at Foreign Minister level every second year, work is organized by the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO). The CSO consists of civil servants representing the governments of the six member-countries and the European Union. Representatives of the nine observer states are also often given the possibility to participate. The CSO meets on a regular basis 4-5 times per year and most often in the country holding the Chairmanship of the BEAC.

The activities of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) have expanded over time. A number of working groups have been established to assist the CSO. The working groups report to the CSO each year and the CSO gives guidance to the groups. The CSO has the mandate to establish new Working Groups or terminate groups that have completed their task.

During the CSO meeting in Skellefteå in May 2018, the Report from 25 years of Barents Cooperation was presented. The report is based on discussions and suggestions made at the youth conference in Luleå in April. 

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CSO meeting in Kirkenes, October 2019

Members of the Committee of Senior Officials of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council


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Ms. Gøril Johansen (Chair)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
7. Juniplassen 1 / Victoria Terrasse PO Box 8114 Dep. 
N-0032 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 48 147 944
E-mail: goril.johansen@mfa.no

Sweden

Ms. Eva Ekmehag
eva-small.jpgMinistry of Foreign Affairs  
Fredsgatan 6 
SE-103 33 Stockholm, Sweden 
Tel: +46 8 405 22 50 
Mob: +46 76 765 44 63 
E-mail: eva.ekmehag@gov.se

Russia
Mr. Sergey Petrovich
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Smolenskaya-Sennaya Sq. 32/34
119200 Moscow,  G-200
Russian Federation
Tel: +7 499 244 26 97
Mob: +7 916 105 76 62 
E-mail: spetrovich@mid.rubeac@mid.ru

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Ms. Marja-Leena Vuorenpää
Senior Advisor 
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
P.O. Box 427, 00023 Government, Finland
Tel: +358 40 4819678
E-mail: marja-leena.vuorenpaa@formin.fi

Iceland
Mr. Emil Breki Hreggviðsson Emil-photo-small.jpg
Director/Directorate of International and Security Affairs
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Raudararstigur 25
IS-150 Reykjavik, Iceland
Tel: +354  864 9964
E-mail: ebh@mfa.is   

Denmark                                                                                                       
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Department for Arctic and North America, 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
2, Asiatisk plads 
DK-1448 Copenhagen K, Denmark 
Tel: +45 33 92 07 60
E-mail: anbiha@um.dk

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Ms. Audrone Perkauskiene
Head of Division Eastern Partnership, 
Regional Cooperation and OSCE,
Office EEAS 5/344, Schuman side, Rond Point Schuman 9A,
1046 Bxl - Belgium
Tel: +32 2 584 9825
E-mail: audrone.perkauskiene@eeas.europa.eu

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Mr. Mikael Bergström
Chair of the Regional Committee
County Administration of Västerbotten
S-901 86 Umeå, Sweden
Tel: +46 10 225 44 75
Mobile: +46 70 878 82 64
E-mail: mikael.bergstrom@lansstyrelsen.se

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Mr. Tomas Hallberg 
Head of the Secretariat 
Wiulls gate 3, 9900 Kirkenes, Norway 
Tel: +47 46 89 77 23 
E-mail: tomas@barentscooperation.org 

Mr. Roman Gokkoev roman-web-small.jpg
Executive Officer of the Secretariat 
Wiulls gate 3, 9900 Kirkenes, Norway 
Tel: +47 90 88 87 57 
E-mail: roman@barentscooperation.org

                                                                                                                     

 
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 Working Group of Indigenous Peoples                                                         
Mr. Lars Anders Baer                               
Tel: +46 70 316 20 56                                                                                       

 

 

CSO 2020 Meeting Schedule  
January 15 - Oslo

CSO 2019 Meeting Schedule  
March 26-28 - Piteå 
June 13 - Stockholm 
October 3 - Umeå
October 28-29 - Kirkenes

CSO 2018 Meeting Schedule
January 31- February 1 - Luleå
May 31- June 1 - Skellefteå
October 3-5 - Kiruna
December 17-18 - Hemavan (Tärnaby)

CSO 2017 Meeting Schedule 
March 15-16 - Murmansk
June 28-29 - Sortavala 
September 13-15 - Solovetskiy
October 18 - Arkhangelsk
December 12-13 - Stockholm

CSO 2016 Meeting Schedule
March 21-22 - Arkhangelsk
June 14-15 - Petrozavodsk
October 4-5 - Syktyvkar 
December 13-14 - Naryan-Mar

CSO 2015 Meeting Schedule
March 18-19 - Helsinki
June 8-9 - Tornio/Haparanda
August 26-27 - Kuusamo
September 28 - Helsinki
October 14 - Oulu
December 16-17 - Moscow

CSO 2014 Meeting Schedule
March 18-19 - Inari 
June 16-17 - Kajaani 
October 7-8 - Oulu 
December 16-17 - Rovaniemi 

CSO 2013 Meeting Schedule

March 20-21 - Bodø
June 3-4 - Kirkenes
September 4-5 - Oslo
October 7-8 - Oslo
October 27-28 - Tromso
December 12-13 - Helsinki 

CSO 2012 Meeting Schedule
February 9 - Kirkenes
May 21-22 - Harstad
September 10-12 - Svolvær
December 4-5 - Oslo

CSO 2011 Meeting Schedule

February 2-4 - Jokkmokk
May 18-20 - Luleå
September 15-16 - Stockholm
October 10 - Kiruna
December 7-8 - Oslo

CSO 2010 Meeting Schedule

October 11-12 - Kiruna, Abisko
February 1-2 - Stockholm
May 19-20 - Umeå

CSO 2009 Meeting Schedule

February 18-19 - Petrozavodsk
May 28-29 - Syktyvkar
August 27-28 - Arkhangelsk Region
October 12-13 - Murmansk

CSO 2008 Meeting Schedule

April 8-9 - Moscow (Permanent Mission of the Komi Republic)
June 17-18 - Naryan-Mar
September 15-17 - Solovki, Archangelsk Region

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