Cooperation in the Baltic Sea region aims to contribute to the overall objectives of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region; Save the Sea, Connect the Region, Increase Prosperity. The Swedish Institute’s activities also aims at strengthening democracy and rule of law as well as increasing respect for human rights in the EU Eastern Partnership. Furthermore, the cooperation aims to contribute to increased integration between the EU countries of the Baltic Sea Region and the countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership and Russia.
Our work in the Baltic Sea region can include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. Denmark, Finland and Germany can sometimes be included. Note that the Swedish Institute has suspended all financial support to public-sector actors in Russia and Belarus.
The Swedish Institute funds exchanges and partnerships for both individuals and organizations. Through leadership programmes, support for project collaboration and scholarships, the Swedish Institute contributes to increased capacity, networking, long-term relationships and cooperation between Sweden and other countries in the Baltic Sea region.