Policy Area (PA) ‘Culture’ focuses on culture and creative sectors and industries in the Baltic Sea region.

PA Culture actions include promoting the Baltic Sea region cultural and creative industries by encouraging creative entrepreneurship, as well as promoting and presenting Baltic Sea region culture using the innovative force of culture for societal development. PA Culture also focuses on preservation and presentation the Baltic Sea region cultural heritage and strengthening the cultural identity of the region, as well as developing an efficient framework for Baltic Sea region cultural cooperation. PA Culture is coordinated by Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) and Poland.

Read more about the PA Culture at their website.

Upcoming events:

EUSBSR PA Culture Workshop













PA Culture, PA Tourism, and Council of the Baltic Sea States are organising the workshop “Youth and Culture driving resilient communities in the BSR” on 4 October during the 14th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Registration will close on 10 September. Find more information here.

Past events:

eu strategic frameworks for culture final












PA Culture organised the webinar "EU strategic frameworks for culture" on 20 June 2023. You can watch the recording on YouTube or read the review to get an overview of the frameworks and funding opportunities of European cultural policy, the New European Bauhaus as well as EIT Culture and Creativity Knowledge and Innovation Community.


Policy Area Coordination Germany

Franziska Kapteina
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Areas, European Affairs and Consumer Protection                 



Policy Area Coordination Poland

Magdalena Kleszczewska

Adam Mickiewicz Institute