Who owns the fish?

Mar 25, 2016

A course for journalists on Svalbard, 2th – 6th of May 2016

Some say it´s difficult to understand the relation between Russia and Norway without understanding Svalbard. What is really  going on in this  islands? What is the history behind Svalbard and the Svalbard treaty?



Norway and Russia are cooperating in science, codfish restrictions and the Coast Guard, but why is it so difficult to talk about geopolitics and the recourses on the shelf outside?

Join Barents Press on a unique travel to Svalbard at the beginning of May. Learn to know the Norwegian society in Longyearbyen and the Russian society in Barentsburg.

Program in Longyearbyen:

-          Svalbard’s history, including a visit at the museum.

-          Visit to the univserity-center, getting lectures in climate challenges, fish-politics from both Norwegian and Russian point of wiev.

-          Expedition with the Coast Guard.

-          See the area around the mines, and learn about the politic of the mining.

-          Tourism and new business – what will it mean for the society in Longyearbyen?

Travelling by scooter from Longyearbyen to Barentsburg.

 Program in Barentsburg:

-          A lecture in the history of Barentsburg, including a visit at the Pomor Mueseum.

-          Guided tour round the city

-          Meeting people from the mining-industry.

-          Future plans for Barentsburg.

This course can take up to 10 journalists – 5 from Norway, 5 from Russia.

Registration deadline: 8th of April.

Fee: 400 NOK  - all included.

To send your application and get more information contact Anki Gerhardsen, Barents Press Norway:  anki.gerhardsen@gmail.com


Application form

1. Name

2. Name of media, your position

3. English language skills

- speak fluently

- basic level

- zero level

4. Your motivation: why would you like to participate in the travel course?