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News and Updates 2019
We have two interesting and intensive years ahead of us and we are looking forward to that, says BRC Chair Governor Magdalena Andersson

Interview with the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide

The reports from the "Assessment of need of activities to support Children and Youth At Risk (CYAR) in the Barents Region" project, has been presented at the latest Joint Working Group on Health and Social related Issues (JWGHS) meeting in Syktyvkar in September 2019. The project is financed by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and performed by the Finnish institute for Health and Welfare.

Barents Scholarships for Cultural Cooperation is an initiative on awarding scholarships to cultural actors in the Barents Region

9th Barents Parliamentary Conference took place in Haparanda on September 16-18, 2019.

Barents Ministerial Meeting on Transport took place on September 11-12 in Umeå, Sweden.

Starting this week, Liubov Timonina will be working as an intern at the International Barents Secretariat.

Quite many events on the high level are scheduled for the last month of the Swedish BEAC Chairmanship. Those are the Transport Ministerial Meeting in Umeå, Parliamentary Conference in Haparanda and biennial Barents Rescue in Kiruna. Also some working groups will have their meetings in September.

Vindelälven-Juhtatdahka Biosphere Candidate got its application granted and the area is now a new Biosphere Reserve within UNESCO´s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB).

The workshop arranged for training industry practitioners, regional environmental officers and BAT experts of the Murmansk region (SA No 1b-5) has become the final training event in a series of intensive workshops organised in the Barents region within the framework of Supporting Activities.

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News and Updates 2018
As the most wonderful time of the year is coming, we, sitting in the cozy office decorated to celebrate Christmas, decided to collect information about Christmas and New Year traditions of the Barents countries.

The Meeting discussed the Barents Programmes on HIV/AIDS and TB, the new programme "Rural Health in the Barents region" and collaboration on Children and Youth at Risk.

The 50th meeting of theWGE took place in Skellefteå, 13-15 November 2018, with 30 participants from Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden.

An International Session on Cooperation in the Arctic was held during the 7th Murmansk International Business Week in mid-November, moderated by the Head of the International Barents Secretariat Tomas Hallberg.

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