Chair region of the Barents Regional Council

Finnmark (NO) holds the Chairmanship for the period 2017-2019



Finnmark County Council
Postboks 701,
9815 Vadsø

Finnmark, Norway holds the Chairmanship 2017-2019
Chairmanship Program 2017-2019 in English

Chairmanship Priorities

  • Strenghtening continuity through institutional development
  • Economic development and environmental protection
  • Transport and infrastructure
  • People-to-people cooperation
  • Information and promotion


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Members of the Regional Council
Members of the Regional Committee

The next chair of the Barents Regional Council for the period 2019-2021 is Västerbotten (SWE).  


Photo: Karl Ole Mella


Past chairs

Kainuu, Finland, held the Chairmanship 2015-2017
Chairmanship Program 2015-2017 in English | Finnish

Arkhangelsk, Russia, held the Chairmanship 2013-2015
Chairmanship Program 2013-2015 in English | Russian

Norrbotten, Sweden, held the Chairmanship 2011-2013
Chairmanship Program 2011-2013 in English | Russian 
Program as leaflet: English | Russian 

Troms County Council, Norway, held the Chairmanship 2009-2011
Program in English | Norwegian | Russian

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