The problem of maintaining the Vepsian identity in the context of the activities of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council

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Abstract

The authors of this article focus on the problem of the activities of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) in the context of maintaining the Vepsian identity. It's important that Veps, being a people of Euro-Arctic, are recognized as an indigenous ethnic group of Barents region by BEAC. The authors analyze all aspects of Council policy of maintaining the Vepsian people. Although the structure of Council includes The Working Group of Indigenous Peoples (WGIP), the authors argue that too little attention has been paid to the Vepsian issue, compared with Nenets and Saami problematics. Beyond that, a reader is informed about strengths and weaknesses of the BEAC activities in this direction. Finally, article gives recommendations on improving the efficiency of BEAC policy with regard to the Vepsian ethnic group.
Translated title of the contributionПроблема сохранения идентичности вепсов в контексте деятельности Совета государств Баренцева/Евроарктического региона
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference "Arctic: History and Modernity"
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages7
Edition1
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Aug 2020
Event5th International Conference "Arctic: History and Modernity" - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 18 Mar 202019 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
Volume539
ISSN (Print)1755-1307

Conference

Conference5th International Conference "Arctic: History and Modernity"
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CitySaint-Petersburg
Period18/03/2019/03/20

Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development

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