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
In an era where resilience is often equated with military might and infrastructure development, the current geopolitical situation has illuminated a potent force: the undeniable power of community. Grzegorz Poznański, Director General of the CBSS, underscores the transformative power of culture and its potential to fortify community strength and social resilience.
In September 2023, we were pleased to welcome our new Deputy Director General of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), Gustav Lindström, and our new Senior Advisor for Regional Identity, Kazimierz Musial. We also bid farewell to our previous Deputy Director General, Bernd Hemingway.
Societal security: New innovative online course and community launched by the recently concluded NEEDS project
Addressing the gaps between education, policy and practice in the field of societal security in the Baltic Sea Region, the NEEDS project consortium has concluded its three-year initiative with the unveiling of a ground-breaking online course and community focused on societal security education.
Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference: Intergenerational discussions to strengthen societal resilience
48 young people from all across the Baltic Sea Region gathered in Berlin to create eight policy recommendations on the topic of democratic and digital resilience. This event represented a significant platform for youth engagement and democratic discussion in the Baltic Sea Region, while allowing for a youth-driven impact on the newly adopted BSPC resolution.
A call for applications to participate in the CBSS Summer University 2023 in Gdańsk, Poland on "Strategic Narratives of Balticness. Foundations of Identity". Students of all ranks who are interested in how identity in the Baltic Sea Region can be comprehended are welcome to apply.
The 14th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region “Safe and Sustainable Baltic Sea Region for Future Generations” will take place on 4-5 October 2023 in Riga, Latvia.
The 15th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum "Towards a greener and more sustainable tourism in the Baltic Sea Region" takes place in Tallinn, Estonia on 11 October 2023.
The Council of the Baltic Sea States and the National Coordination against Prostitution and Trafficking in Human Beings at the Swedish Gender Equality Agency ask you to save the date for the European Forum against Human Trafficking for Forced Labour and Labour Exploitation, taking place on 7-8 December 2023 in Stockholm.