Coherent Northern Dimension (2011)
The Policy Priorities of the Arctic Council (AC), the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC), the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM), in comparison with the Northern Dimension objectives
Aalto, Pami; Espiritu, Aileen A; Lanko, Dmitry A.; Naundorf, Sarah
Northern Dimension Institute
This report examines the coherence of the work of the main regional intergovernmental organisations in the area covered by the Northern Dimension policy of the EU, Iceland, Norway and Russia – the Arctic Council, the Barents Euro-Arctic Council, the Council of Baltic Sea States and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The report finds that the four regional organisations operate in several overlapping sectors. The officials involved in this cooperation perceive no overarching problem of coordination but believe there is room for improvement in the coherence of the work.