The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) unites eight EU Member States around the Baltic Sea, representing 80 million inhabitants or nearly 16% of the EU population
- 8 EU Member States: Estonia, Denmark, Finland, Germany (Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein), Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.
The Strategy welcomes cooperation with non-EU countries from the region, namely Belarus, Iceland, Norway and Russia in actions and projects of common interest.
Countries in the Baltic Sea region are front runners in Europe for innovation and competitiveness, and are benchmarks in Europe for many aspects of socio-economic development. The Strategy is built around three objectives: Save the Sea, Connect the Region and Increase Prosperity.