On this new page we will feature success stories of the cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region.
The Barents Environmental Hot Spot List from 2003 consisted of 42 major polluters and severely polluted sites that impose health and environmental hazards on their surrounding communities and nature. Many of the Barents Hot Spots have achieved significant environmental improvements during the recent years, while others still remain to be solved. In total so far, 9 hot spots were completely excluded and 3 hot spots were excluded partially. Photo: Valentin Galenko
In 2017, the Regional Council of Kainuu in cooperation with the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a photo competition Century of Nature Photography.
The idea of the competition was to capture beautiful moments from the Barents Area.
In 1993-2001 hospitals of Arkhangelsk Region and Regional Clinic of Northern Norway in Tromsø conducted a project with a aim at developing and strengthening collaboration between health care personnel as well as at facilitating access of the region’s population to medical services, sharing competence and knowledge between health workers and establishing a distance learning program for Russian and Norwegian health care personnel.
Trifon tunnel near Storskog-Borisoglebsk border crossing point, Bøkfjord Bridge and reconstruction of the European route E105 on both sides of the border are good examples of long-term transport infrastructure development in the Barents region in accordance with the Joint Barents Transport Plan, which is being constantly updated.
Border between Finland and Russia is one of the smoothest borders between EU and Russia. One of the concrete examples of a well working cross-border cooperation in the Barents Region is Euregio Karelia cooperation forum, which has been a tool to enable and enhance the cross-border cooperation in a very significant way.
The IBS has gathered information for all Barents relevant funding sources - more information below!
Internship at the International Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes - click below for more information!