HLG – High Level Group: The High Level Group consists of senior civil servants from each EU Member State. The HLG was set up to advise the European Commission during the implementation of the EUSBSR. The meetings of the HLG are organised according to need, but at least twice per year.
NCP – National Contact Point: Each of the eight EU Member States directly involved in the EUSBSR has nominated a National Contact Point, who is typically a high-level official from the office of the Prime Minister or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The NCP's primary role is to ensure the implementation of the Strategy at the national level, closely co-operate with the national ministries concerned by the Strategy and provide necessary information to the stakeholders.
PAC – Priority Area Coordinator: The Priority Area Coordinators represent such bodies as national or regional administrations and institutions or inter-governmental organisations. Their main responsibility is to coordinate the work within the fifteen Priority Areas mentioned in the EUSBSR Action Plan. It involves monitoring the implementation process and applying the appropriate measures to ensure that the actions and flagship projects within the Priority Areas are implemented as foreseen. It also relates to providing assistance in respect of sources of financing and reporting to the European Commission.
HAL – Horizontal Action Leader: The EUSBSR Action Plan lists a number of horizontal actions that are essential for the successful implementation and the coherence of the Strategy. The Horizontal Action Leader's role is to ensure the best practices in the implementation of the horizontal themes.
FPL – Flagship Project Leader: The Flagship Project Leaders are responsible for the implementation of the flagship projects within each Priority Area. Their role is to execute the projects and report to the PACs on the ongoing process of the implementation.
IBSG – Informal Baltic Sea Group: The Informal Baltic Sea Group consists of the Brussels representatives of regions involved in the EUSBSR. Its aim is to exchange information and ideas on the best possible solutions contributing to the success of the Strategy. Regular meetings are organised at least four times per year.
EPIG - European Parliament Intergroup: An informal group of Members of European Parliament from the Baltic Sea Region countries involved in the Baltic Sea issues.
ISWG – Inter-Service Working Group: The Inter-Service Working Group consists of officials from those Directorates-Generals of the European Commission concerned by the issues relating to the EUSBSR. It meets several times per year. Its aim is to give expert input on the EUSBSR to the Directorate-General Regional Policy.
LAB – Laboratory Group: The Laboratory Group consists of representatives of national administrations, European Commission officials, delegates of the European Territorial Cooperation programmes managed in the Baltic Sea Region and other significant bodies. It gives advice on how the programmes in the region can best contribute to achieving the Strategy's goals.
European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes in the Baltic Sea Region: Information on programmes in the region under the European Territorial Cooperation objective.
Objective I and Objective II Programmes in the Baltic Sea Region: The list of programmes implemented in the region under the Convergence objective as well as the Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective of Cohesion Policy.
Representation of the European Commission in the Member States: The contact details of the European Commission Representations in all EU Member States.
European Union Delegations in non-EU Member States: The list of the European Union Delegations in non-EU Member States in the Baltic Sea Region
Permanent Representations of Member States to the EU: The contact details of the officials responsible for the EUSBSR at the Permanent Representations to the EU of the eight Member States directly involved in the Strategy. - Permanent Representations to the EU
Missions of non-EU Member States: The contact details of the officials responsible for the EUSBSR at the Missions of non-EU Member States concerned by the Strategy.
Actors in the Baltic Sea Region: A non-exhaustive list of significant actors in the Baltic Sea Region.