Council of the Baltic Sea States History

Mr. Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Mr. Uffe Ellemann-Jensen were the founders of the CBSS as a response to the geopolitical changes that took place in the Baltic Sea region with the end of the Cold War. Since its founding in 1992, the CBSS has contributed to ensuring positive developments within the Baltic Sea region and has served as a driving force for multi-lateral co-operation.


Cooperation with other formats

Estonia considers it important that the CBSS should be as project-oriented as possible and the participation should provide specific added value.

Estonia values the fact that CBSS is contributing to the goals set by the Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region through concrete activities and projects.


Currently the Council of the Baltic Sea States has designated ten countries with Observer Status and seventeen partners.