CBSS Co-organises Key Workshops at the EUSBSR Annual Forum 2023 in Riga

At the EUSBSR Annual Forum 2023 in Riga, the CBSS will co-organise five key workshops, delving into pressing issues ranging from societal security and resilience to climate adaptation and youth, underscoring its continued commitment to shaping regional discussions.

The 14th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is set to convene in Riga, Latvia on 4-5 October 2023 under the theme “Safe and Sustainable Baltic Sea Region for Future Generations”. The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) will play a central role in shaping this year’s discussions, being actively involved in five of the nine planned workshops.

The CBSS is co-organising the following workshops:

Furthermore, the CBSS will be present in the Forum’s networking village, offering insights into its ongoing regional initiatives and projects.

The CBSS has played an active role in the EUSBSR since its inception in 2009, having actively contributed to guiding and implementing the strategy.

Alongside the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), the CBSS currently coordinates the EUSBSR’s Policy Area Secure (PA Secure). This area focuses on natural and man-made disasters and organised crime, aiming to establish a common BSR-wide societal security culture and to strengthen mechanisms for joint strategic and operational actions.

As a platform for cross-border and cross-sectoral cooperation on societal security, PA Secure facilitates better coordination of activities centred on prevention and preparedness against both natural and man-made threats. It also promotes the development of methods to respond to security risks posed by climate change.