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Welcome to the official website of BRYC!

Welcome to the official website of the Barents Regional Youth Council (BRYC)! Here, you will find information about youth cooperation in the Barents Region, as well as an overview of youth projects and events. Follow us and help us grow the Barents Youth family!


“Barents Youth” is a word we use to describe young people living in the Barents Region. Whether you live in Norway, Russia, Sweden or Finland, you are a “Barents youth” and you are welcome to join our community. Participate in multicultural youth projects across the Barents Region, where you can meet young people from other countries, build professional networks, learn about international cooperation and get new experiences.

5.2 million

Barents region population (2019)

1.8 million

Barents population under 30 (2019)


The Barents Regional Youth Council (BRYC) was established in 2004 and is a spokesperson for youth in the Barents Cooperation. BRYC consists of 15 youth representatives from Norway, Russia, Sweden and Finland. Our mission is to strengthen the youth cooperation in the Barents Region and empower young people to be active participants of their societies. Our main activities are the BRYC Annual Meeting and the BRYC Annual Event, but we also have other international youth projects on variuos topics.


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Welcome to the BRYC Annual Event 2021!

Welcome to the BRYC Annual Event 2021: Voices of Indigenous youth in Barents! After a year of pandemic, we are finally ready to meet with the Barents Youth family again. This time, we are hosting the first ever virtual annual event, which will be streamed from Kirkenes, Norway, on December 4th (12:00-16:00 GMT+1).

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Glitter – Empowering Women in the Barents Region

Mid-July 2019 I was invited to Tromsø, a beautiful city in Northern Norway, to hold a yoga workshop at Barents Youth Councils’ event on Female Empowerment and Gender Equality. A camp dedicated to improving women’s social status and finding solutions to ever existing problems created by gender gaps, education and unequal availability of services.

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BRYC Annual Report 2019

2019 has been an eventful year for the Barents Youth community. BRYC implemented four new youth projects that raised awareness around important issues like sexual health, equality, nature and social media. Through these projects, as well as other events, BRYC contributed to the involvement of youth in new areas of the Barents Cooperation. We are happy to announce that the BRYC Annual Report 2019 is now ready.



Learn how to develop your own project ideas together with people from other countries. Our goal is to promote people-to-people cooperation between youth.




Information about exchange programmes and internship opportunities for youth in the Barents Region.


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