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

CBSS Ministerial Meeting 2021

On June 1st, the Foreign Ministers and High-Level Representatives of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) met online to conclude the Lithuanian Presidency…

Beyond COVID-19: Population Challenges Ahead

Old-age poverty – generational conflict – pension crisis: these buzzwords were already part of public discussions even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, our ageing society…

BSN Final Conference & CBSS Science Day

Towards a new ERA for Research and Innovation in the Baltic Sea Region The Baltic Sea Region is one of the most competitive, innovative science…