The project is financed by “Kolarctic ENPI CBC” program and brought together 18 units from Barents region (universities, schools, local authorities). Key partners participated in the meeting: Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences, Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, University of Lapland, Luleå University of Technology, Finnmark University College, Murmansk State Humanities University, and Northern Arctic Federal University. The partnership network successfully exists since 2003. Overall goal of this three-year project is to improve psychical, emotional, social health and well-being of the schoolchildren in the Barents region. One this new phase of cooperation the partners are planning to increase interaction on the issues of schoolchildren health and to develop an Empowering School e-Health Model by implementing new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in every participating country. New approaches will be used to conduct complex study of psychological and social health of pupils.

Dialogue development between schoolchildren, parents, teachers, social and health care experts is another important part of the project. Project experts from NArFU consider this stage of the project to be of great importance. Despite of numerous researches, studies, conferences, and publications the accessibility of this kind of information for the public remains quite low.