Baltic Sea Commission

The Baltic Sea Commission works at technical and political level. We act as a platform for dialogue and cooperation between regions in and around the Baltic Sea area.

We seek to promote the common interests of the Baltic Sea regions, in particular in relation to EU institutions and national governments. These common interests are reflected in the thematic working groups that focus on the key policy areas that are of specific interest to the Member Regions of the Baltic Sea Commission.


The Baltic Sea Commission is organised through:

  • The Presidency made up of a President and two Vice- Presidents;
  • An Executive Secretary;
  • An Executive Committee;
  • An annual General Assembly;
  • Thematic Working Groups.

Presidency


The Presidency of the Baltic Sea Commission is made up of a President, and 2 Vice-Presidents. These are elected from among the Full Members of the Baltic Sea Commission Executive Committee for a two-year term.

President : JARI SAINIO
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Executive Secretary

 

The Baltic Sea Commission has an Executive Secretary whose responsibility is to ensure the day-to-day organisation of its work and implementation of its decisions, in conjunction with the CPMR General Secretariat. His/her mandate is renewed every 2 years.

Executive Secretary: ÅSA BJERING

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Executive Committee

The responsibility for the ongoing work and strategic direction of the Baltic Sea Commission is delegated to an Executive Committee. It follows the progress of the thematic working groups and prepares decisions to be made at the Annual General Assembly.

The Executive Committee meets 3 times a year and consists of one Full Member and one Alternate Member for each State within which the Baltic Sea Commission has Member Regions. The President, 2 Vice-Presidents and the Executive Secretary are also members of the Executive Committee. Members of the Executive Committee are office-holding representatives of the Member Regions.


List of Executive Committee Members     

Annual General Assembly

A General Assembly, bringing together all Member Regions of the Baltic Sea Commission, will be held once a year. The General Assembly shall pronounce on the Executive Committee’s Activity Report and Financial Report. It shall approve the Baltic Sea Commission’s Work Plan and Forecast Budget, put forward by the Executive Committee. Any Resolutions to be submitted to the CPMR General Assembly must be approved by the BSC General Assembly.

Working Groups

The Baltic Sea Commission currently has five thematic working groups that focus on the key policy areas of common interest for the regions in and around the Baltic Sea area. The Working Groups are open to elected representatives and officers from all Member Regions of the Baltic Sea Commission and meet on average three times a year. They are politically led by a Chair and 2 Vice-Chairs and supported by an advisor who is an officer from a member region.

 

Organisation chart