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The Russian Chairmanship will also pay attention to trade, economic and business relations, development of forest sector, implementation of projects in the field of energy, healthcare, social services, education and scientific research, intensification of contacts between youth, emergency and rescue cooperation, revitalization of customs services' interaction.

The task to promote cooperation regarding Barents indigenous peoples, provide them with proper living and working conditions, including their traditional activities will also be in the focus of the Russian Chairmanship. Active participation of indigenous peoples in issues concerning their interests at all levels of Barents cooperation will be encouraged.


Selection of events:

  • Days of the Cross-border Cooperation (Murmansk Region (Pechengsky District), October 2015)
  • International Research and Practice Oil and Gas Conference “Euro-Arctic” (Naryan-Mar, November 2015)
  • International Business week in Murmansk (Murmansk, November 2015)
  • International Conference on Preserving Life and Health at the Workplace (Petrozavodsk, I Half 2016)
  • International Finno-Ugric Youth Forum “FUROR” (Syktyvkar, III-IV Quarter 2015)
  • Meeting of the Heads of Customs Services of the BEAC member states (Moscow, September 2017)
  • International Exercise “Barents Rescue 2017” (Petrozavodsk, September 2017)
  • Forest Forum “Forest adaptation in the Barents Region to climate changes. Climate policies of the BEAC member states in the forest sector” (Arkhangelsk, III-IV Quarter 2017)
  • Workshop “Russian legislation on the rights of indigenous peoples. Practice of realization and prospects for interaction” (Petrozavodsk, May 2017)


Russia intends to further increase synergy between the BEAC and other regional councils in the European North e.g. Arctic Council, Council of the Baltic Sea States, Nordic Council of Ministers, as well as Northern Dimension partnerships, at the same time preserving these formats’ identity and independence.