Contact the "Northcouncil"

The board consist of seven members, two from Finland, Norway and Russia, and one from Sweden.

Rune Rafaelsen is the leader of the board and can be contacted at

You can also contact the Council's working group members:
Liza Stepanova in Kirkenes,
Eila Rimpiläinen in Inari,
Veronika Gnatko in Kola,
Tatiana Bazanova in Nickel,

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About us

The Council of border municipalities in the north works for better cooperation across borders on the local level, between muncipalities and people to people. Focus is on improvement of life quality in the northern territory. The Council has an action plan which is updated annually. The present one has focus on culture, tourism, education, youth, sports. The Council also works on promoting transport connections, easier border crossings and intermunicipal cooperation.