Chapter 4: A multitude of projects made possible
On regional level, the Barents Cooperation is based on a broad collaboration in the fields of culture, business, competence, environment, health and indigenous peoples. The cooperation is characterized by its multitude of practical people-to-people project activities, which involves many NGOs and individuals. Since 1993, the Norwegian government has spent about five billion NOK (€630 million) on the Barents Cooperation. Of this, about 500 million NOK (€63 million) has been spent on regional Norwegian-Russian projects.
Author: Margrethe Alnes