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

Barnahus Forum 2022

The Council of the Baltic Sea States, which is the host of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, has the pleasure to be the co-organiser of the first Barnahus Forum on 5 December 2022 in Stockholm.

SusMarTour Final Conference

Motus Foundation, Baltic Ports Organization, and Klaipeda Shipping Research Centre invite you to the Final Conference of the SusMarTour project sponsored by the Council of the Baltic Sea States.