Moscow, 16-17 December 2015
The 1st BEAC CSO meeting under the Russian Chairmanship was held in Moscow on December 16-17, 2015. Heads of International Barents Secretariat, Barents Regional Committee, Working Groups on Environment, Economic Cooperation, Barents Euro-Arctic Transport Area (BEATA), as well as of the Working Group on Indigenous Peoples participated at the Meeting.
The agenda of the meeting included issues of cooperation in the fields of environmental protection, development of transport and logistics networks in the Barents region, strenghtening of economic cooperation, enhancement of the BEAC WGs' efficiency, interaction with the Observer States and further activities regarding Indigenous Peoples as well as coordination among regional councils in the European North and the Arctic Region.
The priorities of the Kainuu region's (Finland) Chairmanship of the Barents Regional Council were also presented at the meeting.