– BRYC is an important part of the system of organisations and structures
working for the youth of the Barents Region. BRYC has developed to
become an arena for youth initiatives and project realization, comments
Laila Dalhaug, Norwegian Barents Secretariat which is also the main
funder of BRYC in cooperation with the Nordic regions.
– Taking part in BRYCs activities gives
you experience of international cross-cultural work, you learn to work
together with people from other countries and cultures and implement
projects, says Julia Lapshina, Syktyvkar, the Chair of BRYC and intern
at the International Barents Secretariat in fall 2011.
– One of the secrets behind the success of BRYC is close teamwork. The
BRYC working group gathers a few times every year to discuss new ideas,
projects and analyze the past experiences. To make the annual event
happen each member of BRYC works hard in his or her home region
promoting and implementing the project. There are also teambuilding
workshops, like for instance the last one in Umeå, when the BRYC team
met to share ideas, expectations, and set the goals for the future work
through creative group exercises, explains Julia Lapshina.
It is always exciting to work with BRYC-projects as they are always
creative, innovative, and even to some extent “crazy”, but at the same
time they address topics that are important for the young people in the
The main goal of BRYC, as I see it, is to promote the idea of living in
the High North as a unique opportunity for young people bringing their
intentions and dreams to life. If you take part in BRYC events or visit
our meetings you will feel that friendly, family-like atmosphere we
have. Surely this is the core principle as a basis for BRYC’s efficient
work, concludes Julia Lapshina.