Russia suspended from further participation in the Council’s activities in response to the unprovoked and illegal war now being waged by Russia against Ukraine

Yesterday (03.03.2022.) the following statement was published by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “The members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the European Union – have decided to suspend Russia from further participation in …

Lithuanian chairmanship July 2020 – July 2021

On July 1, 2020, the Republic of Lithuania assumed the presidency of the Baltic Sea States Council, taking it over from Denmark, alongside with the chairmanship of the Baltic Region Heritage Committee. Lithuania dedicated its year in the capacity to pursue four achievable, practical, and visible priorities: sustainable development, especially …

Cultural heritage in a changing climate Oslo Forum 2021 28.- 30. september

The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Arts Council Norway hosted the 7th forum of the Baltic Region Heritage Committee (BRHC).

About the conference
With mitigation and adaptation as two key concepts, we bring together stakeholders from the cultural heritage sector, museums, researchers, students, architects and urban planners, NGOs and municipalities in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region for a three-day digital conference 28.-30. September 2021.

Conference recordings
You can watch the video recordings of the program on the forum website
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Symposium „Transformation of cultural environments” and meeting of the BRHC 4-5 November, Copenhagen, Denmark

On the 4th November 2019 in Copenhagen at the Docken will be organized a symposium „Transformation of cultural environments” aimed for sharing experiences, successes and failures between people, who are engaged in cultural environments and spatial planning on issues. The symposium focuses on topics regarding the fact that by 2050, 70% of …


The Baltic Region Heritage Committee – BRHC (former Monitoring Group on Cultural Heritage in the Baltic Sea States) was established in 1998. The Committee is composed by nominated representatives of state authorities in charge of national heritage management in ten countries around the Baltic Sea including Norway. In April 2018 the …


FROM POSTWAR TO POSTMODERN – 20th CENTURY BUILT HERITAGE    The VI Baltic Sea Region Cultural Forum took place in September 2016 in Kiel. It focused on historical legacy of the post-war twentieth century architecture. VI Forum report is available also via print-on-demand. Information also on The BSR Working Group on …