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 11 Member States and the European Union, it supports a regional perspective on global challenges.

Our
Priority
Areas

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

Baltic Sea Youth Camp

The Baltic Sea Youth Camp was supposed to take place in Turku, Finland, in June, but has moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

EUSBSR Annual Forum 2020

The City of Turku and the Council of the Baltic Sea States are co-organising this year’s Annual EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) Forum in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.