Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference
Cooperation within the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference
The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) was established in 1991 as a forum for political dialogue between parliamentarians from the Baltic Sea Region. It aims at raising awareness and opinion on issues of current political interest that are relevant to the Baltic Sea region. There are issues and initiatives that support development of sustainable environment, economy and social system in the Baltic Sea region.
The BSPC is composed of members from 10 national, 7 regional parliaments and 5 parliamentary organisations around the Baltic Sea. Since the Russian Federation's invasion of Ukraine, the memberships of the national and regional parliaments of Russia are suspended and frozen.
The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference is the annual general assembly for broad political debate on the Baltic Sea issues. The Conference resolutions are political tools which enables the BSPC to take and support political initiatives, and to approach the governments and regional organisations on the issues of common interest.
Since 1992, the Baltic Assembly is a permanent member of the BSPC.
The Parliament of Sweden was presiding in the BSPC and hosted the 31st BSPC on 12-14 June 2022 in Stockholm. The German Bundestag is currently presiding in the BSPC. Johannes Schraps is the President of the BSPC for 2022-2023.
More information on the BSPC webpage.