Murmansk, 15-16 March 2017
The 6th BEAC CSO Meeting under the Russian Chairmanship was held on March 15-16, 2017 in Murmansk. Representatives of Russian, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic and Swedish Foreign Ministries as well as of the EU participated in the event. Alexey M. Tyukavin, the First Deputy Governor of the Murmansk Region held a welcome speech.
The Chairman of the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples informed about the preparation phase of the The First Barents Indigenous Peoples' Summit which will take place on 28 April 2017 in Moscow. The agenda of the meeting included the report of Barents Sports Committee. The Committee is a fine example on how cross-border cooperation brings together people living the region. Each year the Committee organizes the Barents Games, which are held in one of the four Barents countries with thousands of young athletes participating. The participants also discussed the upcoming events - the 8th Parliamentary conference of the Barents region on June 6-9 in Naryan-Mar and the 16th Ministerial Session of BEAC on October 18-19 in Arkhangelsk.