Environment continues to be a high priority for the Barents cooperation. Foreign Ministers of the four Barents countries - Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden - emphasized it during the annual International Kirkenes Conference held on 17 February this year. Read more
New face in the Barents Regional Council newly appointed Region Mayor Markus Hirvonen from North Karelia is hopeful about meeting his colleagues face-to-face soon Read more
The international online session “Barents Euro-Arctic region versus Coronavirus” – an international discussion forum initiated by the Governor of the Murmansk region Andrey Chibis – is to be held on March 31, 2021 for the third time. Read more
This is a challenge, which inspired Norwegian Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (2020-2021) to continue active climate-related work, involving all Barents working groups and other relevant actors. Read more
A speech at the annual Kirkenes Conference held digitally on February 17, 2021 Read more
On 18th of January Mr. Markus Karlsen took up his post as the new Head of the International Barents Secretariat. He succeeds Mr. Tomas Hallberg who completed his term.
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A workshop on youth perspectives, identity and values in a changing region Read more
The International Barents Secretariat now invites students and young professionals from Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Barents regions of Russia to be a part of the Secretariat’s team as interns. Read more
All over the world, digital efforts are made to solve the corona crisis. Now people in the North are urged to devote 48 hours to solve their local challenges. Read more
Barents Environment Ministerial Meeting was held 4-5 February in Luleå, Sweden.
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Johanna Partanen has now started working as an intern at the International Barents Secretariat. Read more
We have two interesting and intensive years ahead of us and we are looking forward to that, says BRC Chair Governor Magdalena Andersson Read more