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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 93033722433-49
Registration date: 01/10/09 15:18:57

The information on this organisation was last modified on 05/09/13 10:19:07
The date of the last annual update was 05/09/13 10:19:07

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: BalticSea2020
Legal status: Foundation
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Conrad Stralka
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Stralka Conrad
Position: Executive Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4b Lilla Frescativägen 
P.O. box: 50005
Stockholm s-104 05
Telephone number: (+46) 8 673 97 64
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: BalticSea2020 is a private independent foundation founded by Mr. Björn Carlson through a donation of 500 million SEK.
The assets shall finance projects that are daring, innovative and can contribute to improve the knowledge of the Baltic Sea. The foundations capital shall be used continuously until 2020, hence the name of the foundation.

Since the foundation started its work in 2006 the board has granted more than 175 million SEK to projects within Eutrophication, Fishery, Living Coastal Zone and Opinion and Film. In total the foundation has initiated 55 projects of which 20 are currently ongoing.

Our vision and program statement:
BalticSea2020 has one overarching goal: In the year 2020, when the foundations money is spent, it has hopefully contributed to turn around the environmental trend of the Baltic Sea. Because it is necessary. Otherwise the quality of life for 90 million citizens, who live in the region, will drastically deteriorate. It can be done. This is the belief of BalticSea2020´s founder, Mr Björn Carlson. He wants to use his donation to create a strong organization that is capable of bypassing politics and bureaucracy, to step in quickly and make sure that decisions are made and initiatives, that have a positive impact on the Baltic Sea, are implemented.

A lot has already been done. Since BalticSea2020 started its work the foundation has been part in influencing the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), initiated more than fifteen projects for a cleaner and healthier Baltic Sea, and supported the execution and publication of more than twenty scientific projects. BalticSea2020 has also produced two price winning TV-documentaries (For Cod´s Sake and Dirty Waters) that has been broadcasted in 12 countries so far.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 6
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Reformeringen av den gemensamma fiskeripolitiken:
Reformeringen av den gemensamma jordbrukspolitiken

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology


Total number of members that are natural persons: 6
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 70,000,000
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 70,000,000
- donations: 70,000,000
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.