Council of the Baltic Sea StatesBuilding 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.
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.
Updates from CBSS
On 1 March, the BSR Cultural Pearls 2024 local award ceremony will take place in Kiel to create momentum in the community and highlight culture-driven activities that the city will carry out in the title year to engage citizens, foster a sense of belonging and trust, and thereby fortifying community strength and social resilience.
Do you have a project idea that could improve societal resilience in the Baltic Sea Region? The CBSS is now accepting applications for its 2024 Project Support Facility (PSF).
The Secure Kids project, focusing on child participation in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), brought together national experts from across the Baltic Sea Region on 6-7 February 2024 in Stockholm to address the topic of child participation in Disaster Risk Reduction.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) training course is due to start in March 2024.
VASAB is organising a webinar to explore how spatial planning can enhance the spatial resilience of countries in the Baltic Sea Region, better preparing them for future challenges.
CBSS Spring School 2024 Uncomfortable Heritage in the Baltic Sea Region and Beyond: From Negation to Re-interpretation
Want to learn more about the evolving nature of heritage? The CBSS Spring School 2024 explores 'uncomfortable heritage', examining how political and social changes can reframe or contest monuments and memory. Applications are now open. Register now, before 15 December 2023!
Partners of the Baltic Sustainable Boating 2030 project will gather in Stockholm in March 2024 to outline future directions for enhancing sustainable boating tourism.
The Culture for Resilience Forum 2024, an event which will focus on the role of culture in societal resilience and community strengthening, is set to take place in Jakobstad, Finland on 7-8 May 2024. Pre-registration is now open.