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

Final recommendations from the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Youth Forum 2022

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.

Baltic Sea Youth Camp 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.

CBSS Summer University 2022 in Gdańsk, Poland

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.