20 years of Barents Cooperation
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The Norwegian Barents Secretariat invites you to attend the Barents Border Dialogue Conference in Kirkenes on the 6-7 February 2014. The event will be devoted to practical and theoretical attention to the field of cross-border statistical cooperation, data visualization and data journalism in the Barents Region.
Maria Yarandaykina is hoping to find companies and IT-students to cooperate with when starting up her technology company. This weekend she was one of 90 aspiring entrepreneurs from Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden that gathered in Kirkenes for match-making.
- We are determined to promote economic cooperation and people-to-people contacts across borders, said Finland’s Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja after receiving the gavel from the outgoing chair of the Barents Council, Norway’s Børge Brende.
Nenets has telemedicine equipment, but too few doctors can use it. The Barents health program has supported a project to promote the use of Norwegian telemedicine expertise to improve health care in Nenets.
These two sparring partners proved that not only boys could be wrestling champions. This weekend the annual Oktober championship was organized in Kirkenes, with financial support by the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.