Council of the Baltic Sea States
Building collaboration and trust

The Council of the Baltic Sea States is an intergovernmental political forum for regional cooperation. Consisting of 10 Member States and the European Union, it supports a regional perspective on global challenges.




The CBSS' work is guided by its three long-term priorities: Regional Identity, Sustainable & Prosperous Region, and Safe & Secure Region.

Regional Identity

To foster a Baltic Sea Region identity and intensify contacts supporting its further development.

Safe & Secure Region

To enhance societal security and safety in the Baltic Sea Region.

Sustainable & Prosperous Region

To develop the Baltic Sea Region as a model region of sustainable societies.

”The CBSS plays a key role in helping to underpin a stable, democratic, prosperous and undivided Europe.”
Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General
Former UN Secretary-General
Plungė, Lithuania

Updates from CBSS

CBSS Summer University 2024 in Tallinn

A call for applications has been announced for the CBSS Summer University 2024 in Tallinn, Estonia, focusing on "Balticness in Transition: Identity and Resilience in the Baltic Sea Region." We welcome students of all levels within humanities or social sciences who have an interest in the Baltic Sea Region to apply.


Unleash your inner geek and join the [#b_hack], the Baltic Sea Region Hackathon 2024 "Bridging Borders, Shaping the Future" in Lübeck, Germany on 18-21 July 2024.

Baltic Sea Parliamentary Youth Forum 2024

The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Youth Forum 2024, hosted in Helsingør, Denmark, from 24 to 27 August 2024, will concentrate on urgent matters in the Baltic Sea Region, including resilience, energy security, and climate change.