The main goal of the Joint Working Group on Youth (JWGY) is to increase youth cooperation in the Barents Region.
Two working groups within the Barents structure - the Working Group on Youth Policy and the Regional Working Group on Youth Issues were merged into the Joint Working Group on Youth. The merging increased the effectiveness of youth issues in the Barents cooperation.
Joint Working Group on Youth, Kirkenes, November 2018
Barents Regional Youth Council
The Barents Regional Youth Council (BRYC) works with the aim to strengthen youth cooperation in the Barents Region and empower the younger generation to participate more actively in the Barents regional development.
The BRYC consists of 14 members representing the youth from each county, oblast, republic and okrug in the Barents region as well as the indigenous youth. The BRYC is a member of and reports to the JWGY. More information can be found here.
Barents Youth Co-operation Office
The Barents Youth Co-operation Office (BYCO) was established in Murmansk with the aim to provide information for youth groups, organisations and networks about national and international financial resources for projects, possible partners and ongoing youth projects and meetings in the Barents Region. The BYCO worked from 2002 to 2016.
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Find the documents of the Joint Working Group
Regional WG and WG on Youth Policy documents (-2011)
Youth related news
Members of the working group