The transitions following 1989 had a huge impact on the states surrounding the Baltic Sea. The fall of the Soviet Union and the following re-emergence of some independent nation states was accompanied by tension, rivalry and struggles for regional hegemony. At the same time, transitions opened the way for new forms of cooperation connecting the regions surrounding the Baltic Sea.
In this workshop, we will go beyond individual nation states and explore a current trend in historical research by looking at spatial concepts, geopolitics and transnational cooperation. How is this common space produced and reproduced in the political, economic and cultural sphere and how does it affect people’s lives?
Using tools and techniques from international politics and diplomacy, the participants will get to the roots of the regional cooperation of the Baltic Sea States and identify how growing together as a region enables individual states to find global perspectives on regional issues. The participants also have the opportunity to contribute to the region-building milestones of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) for the coming 30 years until 2049.
We will look behind the scenes of CBSS and contribute to shape the future of the Baltic Sea Region.
Baltic Sea Region
Artistic Piece of Work
Peter Wolkowinski and Małgorzata Gajdemska
Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
This workshop is organised in cooperation with the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS). It is also part of the Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue Programme run by CBSS and partners.
Image Credits: © Körber-Stiftung / David Ausserhofer