Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC)

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URL: http://www.beac.st/

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Founded

1993-01-11 Kirkenes Norway

History

11 Jan 1993, Kirkenes (Norway), as Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC), on signature of an agreement, the 'Kirkenes Declaration', by foreign ministers of the Nordic countries, Russia and a representative of the European Commission. At the same time, representatives of the Barents Region county governors and their equivalents, together with a representative of the indigenous peoples, signed a cooperation protocol that established the Barents Regional Council, with similar objectives as the BEAC. Previously also referred to as: Barents Euro Arctic Region (BEAR Council); Council of the Barents Region; Council of the Barents Arctic Region; Council of the Euro Arctic Region. International Barents Secretariat (IBS) set up by Agreement on the Establishment of an International Barents Secretariat (IBS), 15 Nov 2007, Rovaniemi (Finland).

Aims

Support and promote intergovernmental and regional cooperation in various fields, including: economic, social and environmental issues, education, culture, transport, logistics and rescue services.

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Structure

Cooperation covers 2 levels: intergovernmental - Barents Euro-Arctic Council; interregional - K-XK2351 - Barents Regional Council (BRC), comprised of 13 counties or similar subregional entities in Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden. BEAC Chairmanship rotates every 2 years between Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden. Committee of Senior Officials. Meetings at Foreign Minister level (every second year). Working Groups; Sub-groups; Task Forces.

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UIA Org ID

XE1716

Last News

2017

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