EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region



EUSBSR direct links
Policy links

EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

Initiated by the European Parliament and the coordinated by the European Commission the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) strives for more intensive cooperation between the Baltic countries and shapes the region into a regional cooperation model for the whole EU. The strategy aims to save the sea, connect the region and increase prosperity. The implementation of the strategy is financed from different EU funds in the area including the Baltic Sea Region Programme.


The Commission officially launched the Strategy and its Action Plan on 10 June 2009. The Strategy was adopted by the European Council on the 26 October 2009.

The Baltic Sea Region Programme funded projects contribute to the implementation of the Strategy. This table provides more details on projects under the priority areas and horizontal actions of the Strategy.

Moreover, to support projects in having larger investments outside the Programme funding the Joint Technical Secretariat has started cooperation with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB guidance fact sheet) and European Investment Bank (EIB guidance fact sheet). For more information click here.