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Calendar of events

Russian Chairmanship will be rich in events of different levels and topics and will culminate with the XVI BEAC Ministerial session scheduled for October 2017 in Arkhangelsk, which will conclude the results of the Chairmanship. Then it will be taken over by Sweden.


6-7 October, Murmansk
Second conference on Barents Cultural Initiative Incubator project

October, Murmansk Region, Pechengsky District
Days of the Cross-border Cooperation

October, Syktyvkar
International Conference «Native language in modern bilingual environment»

29-30 October, Arkhangelsk
3rd International forum Arctic Projects – Today and Tomorrow

2–3 November, Syktyvkar
The concluding Meeting of the Working Group on Environment under the Russian Chairmanship

2-3 November, Syktyvkar
Meeting of the Working Group on Environment 

10-11 November, Reykjavik, Iceland
Four Sister Councils

12-14 November, Petrozavodsk
VII Youth Economic Forum

16 November, Oslo
Meeting of the working group on environment

16 November, Oslo
Meeting of Joint Working Group on Tourism (JWGT)

22-27 November, Arkhangesk
III International Belomorsky Students Forum

22-29 November, Arkhangelsk
International art festival Barents Bird

24-25 November, Sortavala
Meeting of Ministers of Environment of the BEAC

28-30 November, Arkhangelsk
Young Entrepreneurs Forum

November, Naryan-Mar
International Research and Practice Oil and Gas Conference «Euro-Arctic»

16-20 November, Murmansk
International Business week in Murmansk

30 November - 5 December, Moscow
Transport Week - 2015

7-10 December, St.Petersburg
International conference assessing results of international exercise Barents Rescue 2015 and a meeting of the Joint Committee on Agreement between Barents Euro-Arctic Council member-states on cooperation in disaster management

16-17 December, Moscow
CSO Meeting 


26-29 January, Tromsø, Norway
Arctic Frontiers

10-11 February, Kirkenes, Norway
Kirkenes Conference

16 February
RC meeting, video conference

21-22 March, Arkhangelsk, Russia
CSO Meeting

31 March-2 April, Naryan-Mar, Russia
I International Tourist Forum «Open Arctic»

1 April, Naryan-Mar, Russia
Conference of Indigenous Peoples of Nenets Autonomous Okrug

30-31 May, Kainuu, Finland
BRC and RC Meeting, Seminar «Barents Connection - Vital Co-Operation in Multiple Fields»

June 14-15, Petrozavodsk, Russia
CSO Meeting

June 14-17, Petrozavodsk, Russia
Initial Planning Conference for International Exercise «Barents Rescue 2017»

June 20-21, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Meeting of Ministers of Transport of the BEAC member states in Arkhangelsk and Meeting of Steering Committee of the Barents Euro-Arctic Transport Area

August, Murmansk, Russia
III International Fair and Exhibition of achievements of culture and traditional economy of indigenous peoples of the North «Treasures of the Saami Land»

September, Syktyvkar, Russia
International Finno-Ugric Youth Forum «FUROR»

4-5 October, Syktyvkar, Russia
CSO Meeting

18-19 October, Petrozavodsk, Russia
International Conference on Preserving Life and Health at the Workplace

8 November, Luleå, Sweden
BRC and RC Meeting

9 November, Moscow, Russia
Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the BEAC

14-18 November, Murmansk, Russia
Murmansk International Business week

24-25 November, Naryan-Mar, Russia
II International Scientific and Practical Conference «Arctic Telemedicine»

28 November, Stockholm, Sweden
Four Sister Councils' Meeting

November, Murmansk, Russia
International Festival of the Choreographic Arts «Dances in the Polar Circle»

7-8 December, St.Petersburg, Russia
Main Planning Conference for International Exercise “Barents Rescue 2017”

8 December, Helsinki, Finland
Barents Cooperation Forum

13-14 December, Naryan-Mar, Russia
CSO Meeting


8-9 February, Kirkenes, Norway
Kirkenes Conference

28 February - 1 March, Tromsø, Norway
Meeting of the Working Group on Environment

15-16 March, Murmansk
CSO Meeting

22-23 March, Oulu, Finland
Meeting of the Joint Working Group for Health and related Social Issues

29-31 March, Arkhangelsk
International Forum "Arctic - Territory of Dialogue"

26 April, Moscow
Meeting of the Working Group on Economic Cooperation

26 April, Moscow
Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Tourism

27 April, Moscow
Information Event for the Chairs of the Barents Working Groups

28 April, Moscow
Barents Indegenous Peoples' Summit

May, Petrozavodsk
Workshop «Russian legislation on the rights of indigenous peoples. Practice of realization and prospects for interaction»

30 May, St. Petersburg
Meeting of the Working Group on Transport (BEATA)

2 June, Pushkino
Meeting of the Barents «Forest Sector Network»

6-9 June, Naryan-Mar
8th Parlamentary Conference of the Barents region

June, Murmansk Oblast, village Umba, Tersky District
VII International Festival of Folklore of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and the regions of Northwestern Federal District

20 June, Harstad, Norway
Meeting of the Joint Working group on Culture (JWGC)

28-29 June, Sortavala, Republic of Karelia
CSO Meeting

30 June- 5 July, the Republic of Komi
International Youth Ecological Volunteer Camp for Barents Euro-Arctic Region States

September, Syktyvkar
International Ecotourist Forum «Yozh»

September, Moscow
Meeting of the Heads of Customs Services of the BEAC member states

5-7 September, Petrozavodsk
International Exercise «Barents Rescue 2017»

Forest Forum «Forest adaptation in the Barents Region to climate changes. Climate policies of the BEAC member states in the forest sector»

October, Arkhangelsk
XVI BEAC Ministerial session