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Swedish (Västerbotten) Karelian
Business and Information Centre


Swedish-Karelian business and information centre

Swedish-Karelian Business and Information Center works in Petrozavodsk since 1995. Having started as a SIDA-supported project, SKBIC from 1999 operates in the framework of Agreement on cooperation between the Republic of Karelia, Russia and Västerbotten county, Sweden.

Our main directions of activity are:

  1. Realization of provisions of Protocol on cooperation between Republic of Karelia and Västerbotten county, active participation in Barents region and Baltic Sea region projects and programs.
  2. Assistance in developing economic ties between the regions.
  3. Promotion of contacts between various organizations in Karelia and in Sweden.

SKBIC carries out its activities aimed at assistance of SME enterprises in order to spread necessary for all parties useful information about opportunities for economic cooperation and contribute to broadening of contacts among entrepreneurs in a different way: participation in fairies, exhibitions, business seminars and meetings, as well as realization of small projects.

If you are looking for partners in Karelia (Petrozavodsk and other towns) — please feel free to contact us at