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

BSR Cultural Pearls kick-off meeting 

The CBSS-led BSR Cultural Pearls project will gather its partners and experts from the Baltic Sea Region for its kick-off meeting in Stockholm on 29-30 March 2023. The Interreg-funded project specifically looks into building building social resilience with the help of culture and heritage.

Baltic Sea Region Youth Forum – info session

Registration for the first ever elections of the recently established Baltic Sea Region Youth Forum (BSRYF) has now opened. Are you interested and want to know more? Join the online BSRYF info session that takes place on 4 April 2023.

CBSS Youth Ministerial 2023 in Berlin

With a theme centred around societal security and resilience, the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Youth Ministerial 2023 that will be held in Berlin, Germany on 21-25 May 2023 will offer young participants the chance to voice their views on the issues at hand and drive meaningful youth participation in the Baltic Sea Region.