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Barents Region Transport and Logistics (BRTL)

Regional Council of Kainuu acts as the lead partner in the project with the objective to put the state level multilateral joint strategy document "Joint Barents Transport Plan (JBTP)" in practice the on the regional level. The funding for this project has been granted from the Kolarctic CBC programme for the period of 1st November 2018 - 31st October 2021. The confirmed budget is 1 492 426 €, from which the share of EU funding is 605 643 €.


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Summary of the Project

Decisions of transport and logistics made in Barents Regions have too often been based on national plans only. National transport strategies have been made and Regional Transport Plans implemented being not so much aware of the neighbouring regions´ (countries´) strategies/ plans in this field.

The process of carrying out a joint strategy-level document for the transport of the Barents Region in the state level (Joint Barents Transport Plan, JBTP) started during in 2012 and the document has been updated during the recent years. Now it is time to implement the strategy in the regional level.

The project shall facilitate the platform where the authorities responsible for of co-ordinating of the regional development in the Barents Region can agree upon implementation  of the Joint Barents Transport Plan. The target groups are the regional authorities of the Barents Region who are responsible for regional development and especially transport and logistics questions. The beneficiaries are people of the project area who are now suffering from timely non-accessible and other ways limited border crossings and transport networks and who will benefit of improved opportunities of fluent mobility of people, goods and knowledge. As well, the beneficiaries are the transport modes serving the Barents Region and business benefiting of the lower transport costs, which makes their products more competitive in the World market.

Project Period

The project implementation period defined on the application is 36 months, during  1.11.2018 - 31.10.2021. 

Project Partners

Regional Council of Kainuu (Kainuun liitto), Finland (Lead Partner)
Council of Oulu Region (Pohjois-Pohjanmaan liitto), Finland
Regional Concil of North Karelia (Pohjois-Karjalan maakuntaliitto), Finland
Finnmark County (Finnmark fylkeskommune), Norway
Troms County (Troms fylkeskommune), Norway
Nordlandin County (Nordland fylkeskommune), Norway
Norrbotten County (Lansstyrelsen Norrbotten), Sweden
Västerbotten County (Länsstyrelsen Västerbotten), Sweden
Committee of Transport of Karelian Republic (Государственный комитет Республики Карелия по дорожному хозяйству, транспорту и связи), Russia
Arkhangelsk Regional Road Administration(Государственное казенное учреждение Архангельской области), Russia
Strategic Partnership on economic and social development of the North-West federal district (Автономная некоммерческая организация «Стратегическое партнерство по экономическому и социальному развитию Северо-Западного федерального округа»), Russia
Norway Public Road Administration (Statens vegvesen Region nord), Norway

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