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

20th CBSS Ministerial Session 2023 Concludes in Wismar, Germany with Strong Focus on Renewable Energy, Resilience and Youth Participation

The 20th Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Ministerial Session, held in Wismar, Germany, concluded on 2 June 2023, with key outcomes demonstrating solidarity against Russia's ongoing aggression in Ukraine, commitment to climate neutrality and renewable energy, and an emphasis on youth participation and societal resilience in the Baltic Sea Region.

[#b_hack] Baltic Sea Region Hackathon 2023

Join the Baltic Sea Region Hackathon in Lübeck, Germany on 7-9 July 2023 to tackle disinformation with IT solutions and connect with like-minded IT enthusiasts from the entire Baltic Sea Region!

Baltic Sea Parliamentary Youth Forum 2023 in Berlin

In collaboration with the German delegation to the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is co-organising the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Youth Forum 2023 in Berlin on 25-27 August 2023.

CBSS at the EUSBSR Annual Forum 2023 in Riga

On 4–5 October 2023, Riga will host the 14th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) under the theme "Safe and Sustainable Baltic Sea Region for Future Generations".