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 11 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

Summer University call

The long-standing Summer Universiy tradition continues, despite the circumstances. Either in-person or online, the CBSS is ready to partner up with higher education institutions in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond.

Electrifying Potential

An online conference on shore-side power generation in the Baltic Sea Region and ensuring a move towards greener shipping and cruise industry in the region.…

Baltic Sea Youth Camp virtual 2.0

On the 17th of October the Baltic Sea Youth Camp will be held online. Together with participants, a youth input will be prepared to the…