Islands of the Baltic Sea (B7)

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History

Established 1989, at a joint meeting of 6 Baltic Islands, subsequently joined by Rügen (Germany). Previously also referred to as Council of the Baltic Islands and as Baltic Sea 7 Islands.

Aims

In general: promote international cooperation on environment, culture, economics and other issues of common interest; develop tourism; sustain economic conditions at large for the wellbeing of island communities in a regional and European context. 'Common Strategy Programme for the Twenty-First Century' aims to: create positive development on the islands through common effort and by taking advantage of the strong development potential in the Baltic Sea area; create a foundation for new job opportunities, sustainable development and mutual enrichment of the islands and the world that surrounds them; revitalize the islands; achieve a positive development spiral; strengthen personal relations and communications among the islands.

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Activities

Functions as a cooperation organization for the 7 large island regions in the Baltic Sea region. Common strategy for the future adopted May 2002. Areas of common effort (6): joint action to achieve increased influence on national and international level; exchange of knowledge and experience; tourism; environment; business; democracy.

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 5 countries
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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Geology
    • Islands
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental Communities

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

D5515

Last News Received

2018
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