Regional Identity

The Baltic Sea Region is a special place, where all capitals are located above 52 degrees north. Most communities of the vast swathes of the European Plain didn’t settle this far North and this makes our region particular. The wind is bracing, the water freezes. This Northerness lends itself to a certain connection. The driftwood from the tall spruce, pines and birch of the taiga in the far North, connects the region as its ebbs and flows by currents, washing up on the shores further south. As we say: the water connects us, but culture unites us.

Our long-term priority Regional Identity brings together young people and aims to develop and foster a sense of belonging to the region.

The CBSS continues to work with a number of informal education programmes that focus on building skills and knowledge for the future.

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