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Chair Region of the Barents Regional Council

Nenets (RUS) holds the Chairmanship for the period 2021-2023

Chairmanship Priorities

Nenets region will focus on OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF REMOTENESS AND INACCESSIBILITY OF TERRITORIES as cross-cutting issue. The following priorities stretch horizontally through all working groups and other Barents entities:

  • ACCESSIBILITY AND CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY
  • DIVERSIFIED AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
  • IMPROVING THE LIFE QUALITY AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

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Members of the Regional Council

Members of the Regional Committee

The next chair of the Barents Regional Council for the period 2023-2025 is North Karelia.

Governor of Nenets Yury Bezdudny is taking over BRC Chairmanship from Västerbotten

Past chairs

Västerbotten, Sweden, held the Chairmanship 2019-2021

Finnmark, Norway, held the Chairmanship 2017-2019

Kainuu, Finland, held the Chairmanship 2015-2017

Arkhangelsk, Russia, held the Chairmanship 2013-2015

Norrbotten, Sweden, held the Chairmanship 2011-2013

Troms County Council, Norway, held the Chairmanship 2009-2011