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
Upcoming Baltic Sea Youth Camp and new Baltic Sea Region Youth Forum “elevate the voices of youth so that they can be heard by decisionmakers” in the Baltic Sea region.
Press release: Germany takes over the presidency of the CBSS, vows to focus on offshore wind, dumped munitions and youth
Germany has assumed the presidency of the CBSS, taking over from Norway. Under its presidency, Germany will notably focus on offshore wind energy, dumped munitions and youth in the Baltic Sea region.
The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Youth Forum event was held in hybrid format on 11-12 June at the CBSS Secretariat with invited youth participants – representing all 10 member states of the CBSS. Four roundtable discussions were organised on different topics: Forest, wetlands and biodiversity; Innovation; Resilient cities; and Sea and coastline resilience.
At the European Civil Protection Forum, CBSS showcases climate resilience action in the Baltic Sea region
The CBSS has been traditionally active in the field of climate resilience, one of the policy areas that were addressed during the event that was held in Brussels earlier in June 2022.
Join the Baltic Sea Youth Camp that will take place on 15-19 August 2022 on the island of Asinsaari, just outside the city of Lappeenranta in Finland.
A call for applications to participate in the CBSS Summer University on “Strategic Narratives of Balticness” is now open. Students of all ranks who are interested in how identity in the Baltic Sea Region can be comprehended are welcome to apply.
Welcome to the 13th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region organized jointly by the City of Lappeenranta, the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.