We are a consortium of several macro-regional, national umbrella and local organisations active in the Baltic Sea Region who joint forces to empower young people in our region. Young people have to be encouraged to state their opinion and we want to ensure that their voices are louder than ever and heard by everyone!
The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is an intergovernmental organisation working on multilateral cooperation between the 11
Member States (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden) and the European Union. The work of the CBSS is focused around three long-term priorities – Regional Idenity, Sustainable & Prosperous Region and Safe and Safe & Secure Region
Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) is the network of cities in the Baltic Sea Region with Member Cities from 10 countries - Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden. UBC works through seven Commissions: Cultural Cities, Inclusive and Healthy Cities, Planning Cities, Safe Cities, Smart and Prospering Cities, Sustainable Cities, and Youthful Cities.
Youthful Cities Commission (YCC) of the UBC promotes youth co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region, works towards youth involvement, youth exchange and youth participation in the UBC member cities, as well as serves as a basis for UBC contact persons on youth issues. YCC consists of young people as well as civil servants and politicians dealing with youth issues on the local level.
Established in 1998 Euroregion Baltic (ERB), is a politically solid and well-anchored cross-border cooperation platform in the south-east of the Baltic Sea region, representing regional authorities and associations of local authorities in nine regions in five countries. ERB is the first euroregion to have formally included a partner from Russia.
Since its early days ERB has been pursuing the goals of improving life conditions for its inhabitants, promoting bonds and contacts among local communities, and providing measures for a more sustainable development within the region. Comprising the regions from both old and new EU Member States, and the Russian Kaliningrad Oblast, Euroregion Baltic constitutes the operational network of substantial and effective links across the borders, facilitating the promotion of political dialogue and reform, as well as sustainable, economic, social and environmental development, and thus strengthening local democracy and fostering people-to-people contacts between civil societies. The cooperation actively involves both local and regional authorities, private and public sectors, and NGOs.