Replay or renew? Learning from 20+ years of Norwegian-Russian collaboration on health and social welfare in the Barents region

A research project (2021-2024) funded by the Research Council of Norway (The UTENRIKS programme)

RE:BARENTS

DUE TO RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE, THE CONTENT OF THE PROJECT IS CURRENTLY BEING REVISED.

RE:Barents examines the impact of Norwegian–Russian collaboration on health and social welfare in the Barents region since 2000. The project fills a gap by producing knowledge on the long-term impact of the projects, programmes and work of the committees, councils and expert groups engaged in this collaboration, and how it has affected the quality and durability of networks between authorities on various levels.

The overarching research question:
What are the impacts, direct and indirect, of the past 20+ years of Norwegian–Russian collaboration in health and social welfare in the Barents region?

NEWS

  • Transborder Café: In Barents We Trust
    Vigdis Nygaard from RE:Barents participated in a panel debate on the achievements of the Barents collaboration on the 30th anniversary since its establishment. The whole event took place in Kirkenes 11 January and is available online on Youtube (if you follow the link you will also find more information about the event).
  • New op-ed on Russian Sámi Politics
    Mikkel Berg-Nordlie has written a new op-ed for Ságat on Russian Sámi politics: «Last year, three decades of Sami cooperation across the old Iron Curtain were to be celebrated. It didn’t go quite as planned.»
  • Russian Sámi politics in 2022: What can be learnt from the recent past?
    RE:Barents researcher has written an op-ed in the newspaper Sagat (in Norwegian) on Russian Sámi politics in the last decades to the present: Krigspropaganda med sameflagg. Falske nyheter om samepolitikere. Avvikling av samisk representasjon. Er årets begivenheter i øst helt unike? La oss ta en nærmere kikk på Russlands nære samepolitiske historie.