In its function as a cultural think tank for the whole Baltic Sea Region (BSR) ARS BALTICA links the political and the operative project level in the field of cultural co-operation; collects and spreads information from the broad range of arts and cultural life around the Baltic Sea;grants projects that are of high artistic value with the ARS BALTICA logo, a seal of quality, and gives special support to these projects.
Auswärtiges Amt: Deutsche Präsidentschaft im Ostseerat 2011/2012
Am 30. Juni 2012 ging die einjährige deutsche Präsidentschaft des Ostseerates zu Ende. Die Schwerpunkte unserer Präsidentschaft waren gerichtet auf die Modernisierung des südöstlichen Ostseeraumes, die Nutzung des Ostseerates als Plattform für das Thema Energiesicherheit und die verbesserte Einbindung Russlands in die Zusammenarbeit im Ostseeraum.
Baltic Development Forum
Baltic Development Forum is an independent non-profit networking organisation with members from large companies, major cities, institutional investors and business associations in the Baltic Sea Region. It works with a wide range of partners, including businesses, governments, regional organisations, research and media institutions. The network involves more than 7000 decision makers from all over the region and beyond. The mission of Baltic Development Forum is to promote the Baltic Sea Region as an integrated, prosperous and internationally competitive growth region.
Baltic Sea Forum e.V.
The Baltic Sea Forum e.V. was founded in 1992 as Pro Baltica Forum e.V. It possesses a representative network of members from the business world, politics and administration. The Baltic Sea Forum is a private organisation which works closely together with a number of governments as well as with state-wide, regional and local institutions. The Forum renamed itself on the 20th March of 2003 in order to express its focus on the whole Baltic Sea region even more clearly.
Baltic Sea Labour Network
The Baltic Sea Labour Network (BSLN) is a transnational cooperation project of 22 partners from 8 countries in the Baltic Sea Region. Never before have employees, employers, politicians and governments worked together to create sustainable regional labour markets in Europe.
Baltic Sea NGO Net
Since 2001, NGOs throughout the Baltic Sea Region have worked together in the framework of the annual Baltic Sea NGO Forum. In 2003, the Baltic Sea NGO Network was formed in order to organize inter-forum co-ordination. The Baltic Sea NGO Network does not strive to represent all sectors and actors of civil society in the region, but our membership is open to every organisation to join us that shares our interest in developing and strengthening civil society in the Baltic Sea area, in order to build up the civil society of a truly united Baltic Sea region.
Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference
The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) was established in 1991 as a forum for political dialogue between parliamentarians from the Baltic Sea Region. BSPC aims at raising awareness and opinion on issues of current political interest and relevance for the Baltic Sea Region. It promotes and drives various initiatives and efforts to support a sustainable environmental, social and economic development of the Baltic Sea Region. It strives at enhancing the visibility of the Baltic Sea Region and its issues in a wider European context.
Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation
BASREC is a ministerial process with a mandate for a three-year period. Ministerial meetings are held on demand, at least once in the third year towards the end of the three-year period. The presidency rotates between the member countries from 1 July to 30 June the following year. BASREC is under the umbrella of the Council of balti Sea States (CBSS) and covers the issues of energy and energy-related climate policy in the region.
Baltic Sea Region Program 2007-2013
The European Union's Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 promotes regional development through transnational cooperation. Eleven countries around the Baltic Sea work together to find joint solutions to common problems.
Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation
The Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC) is a political network for decentralised authorities (subregions) in the Baltic Sea Region. The organisation was founded in Stavanger, Norway, 1993. Its participants are regional authorities (level directly below the national level authorities) of the 10 Baltic Sea littoral states: Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia.
European Commission: EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is the first macro-regional strategy in Europe. It aims at reinforcing cooperation within this large region in order to face several challenges by working together as well as promoting a more balanced development in the area. The Strategy also contributes to major EU policies and reinforces the integration within the area.
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Stockholm
The Nordic Office is part of the international network of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and covers Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Based in Stockholm, the Nordic Office was established in 2006 in order to promote Nordic-German cooperation, mainly by means of seminars and reports on political trends. We strive to contribute to a continuous dialogue between decision-makers and civil society in the Nordic Countries and in Germany.
Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)
HELCOM ist the Governing body of the Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area. It works to protect the marine environment of the Baltic Sea from all sources of pollution through inter-governmental co-operation between Denmark, Estonia, the European Community, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden.
NERU: Network Northern Europe – from Cold War Division to Restructured EuropeThe network Northern Europe – from Cold War Division to Restructured Europe is formed by three expert institutes: the Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki, Finland), the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, CBEES (Södertörn University College, Sweden), and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, NUPI. They are also leading national research and research training centres in the field of Russian Studies. The network consists of research groups that are based in these institutes. The funding of the network is provided by NordForsk.
Der Nordische Rat wurde 1952 gegründet. Er hat 87 gewählte Mitglieder aus Dänemark, Finnland, Island, Norwegen, Schweden, den Färöern, Grönland und Åland.
Der Nordische Ministerrat besteht aus mehreren Minsiterräten. Der Großteil der nordischen Minister für spezielle Politikbereiche (z.B. Bildungspolitik) halten im Rahmen des Ministerrates zwischen ein bis fünf Mal pro Jahr gemeinsame Sitzungen ab.
Ostseerat / Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
Der Ostseerat (CBSS) ist ein übergreifendes politisches Forum der regionalen inter-govermentalen Kooperation. Die Mitglieder des CBSS sind die elf Staaten der Ostseeregion (Dänemark, Deutschland, Estland, Finnland, Island, Lettland, Litauen, Norwegen, Polen, Russland und Schweden) plus die Europäische Kommission. Der CBSS besteht aus den Außenministern der Mitgliedsstaaten und einem Mitglied der Europäischen Kommission. Die Präsidentschaft des Rates rotiert jährlich unter den Mitgliedern. Es ist die Aufgabe des CBSS als beratendes und koordinierendes Forum zu agieren.
Union of the Baltic Cities
Union of the Baltic Cities is a voluntary, proactive network mobilizing the shared potential of over 100 member cities for democratic, economic, social, cultural and environmentally sustainable development of the Baltic Sea Region.
VASAB – Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea 2010
VASAB was founded in August 1992 at the Conference at Ministerial level in Karlskrona, which decided to work out a document "Vision and Strategies for the Baltic Sea Region 2010" and set up a Group of Focal Points from all interested countries and regions to monitor the work on the Final Report