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
The CBSS Committee of Senior Officials met in Stockholm on 15-16 November 2023, focusing on the current and future work of the Council.
CBSS and IOM address human trafficking amid Ukraine's humanitarian crisis at a seminar in Geneva, presenting a tool for diplomats to identify and handle human trafficking cases.
Learning by doing: anti-trafficking practitioners across the Baltic Sea Region take part in week-long regional simulation training
Anti-trafficking experts from the Baltic Sea Region engage in intensive week-long simulation training jointly organised by the CBSS and the OSCE in Germany.
Young volunteers and civil protection authorities from across the Baltic Sea region gathered in Padasjoki, Finland to discuss youth role in building resilience and how to increase the appeal of volunteering among children and youth. The special focus of the workshops was on the use of social media in promoting the culture of volunteerism.
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.
CBSS Spring School 2024 Uncomfortable Heritage in the Baltic Sea Region and Beyond: From Negation to Re-interpretation
Want to learn more about the evolving nature of heritage? The CBSS Spring School 2024 explores 'uncomfortable heritage', examining how political and social changes can reframe or contest monuments and memory. Applications are now open. Register now, before 15 December 2023!