The Barents Regional Committee

The Barents Regional Committee is a forum for civil servants from the member counties and a representative of the indigenous peoples. The Committee is responsible for preparing the meetings of the Regional Council.

The Committee prepares the meetings of the Regional Council and implements the decisions taken by the Regional Council. The Chairmanship of the Regional Committee is held by the same county as that of the Regional Council, and consequently alternates every second year. Each Chairman is responsible for setting up a secretariat to assist the work of the Committee.

Nenets, Russia, holds the chairmanship 2021-2023. Read more here.

The Regional Committee meets regularly to discuss multilateral matters. The issues, such as co-operation projects, applications and initiatives are prepared in advance in each county: within the international department of the county administration of Russia, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The Norwegian counties have also established Norwegian Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes to organize their joint Barents-related work.

Chairmanship 2021-2023

Nenets, Russia, holds the chairmanship 2021-2023. Read more here

The Regional Committee in Tromsø, October 2021

For agendas and protocols of the Regional Committee please contact IBS.

Members of the Regional Committee