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Profile of registrant

Union of the Baltic Cities

Identification number in the register: 5216035819-77
Registration date: 18/12/08 12:19:01

The information on this organisation was last modified on 21/11/13 10:06:22
The date of the last annual update was 21/11/13 10:06:22

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Union of the Baltic Cities
Acronym: UBC
Legal status: association
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Local, regional and municipal authorities (at sub-national level)

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Per Boedker Andersen
Position: President of UBC

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Paweł Żaboklicki
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 0000005342 Wały Jagiellońskie 1 
Gdańsk 80-853
Telephone number: (+48) 583010917
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: UBC is a network of over 100 member cities from 10 countries from the Baltic Sea Region.
The Union’s aim is to promote and strengthen cooperation and exchange of experience among the cities in the Baltic Sea Region, to advocate for common interests of the local authorities in the region, and to act on behalf of the cities and local authorities in common matters towards regional, national, European and international bodies, as well as achieving sustainable development in the BSR with full respect to European principles of local and regional self-governance and subsidiarity.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

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

Number of persons: 0
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:

UBC has developed the cooperation with other Baltic Sea organizations. Especially, the contacts with the Baltic Development Forum (BDF) and the Baltic Metropoles Network (BaltMet) have intensified and brought results.
The Union has been active in implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. In the reported period the UBC President and other UBC representatives were participating in the EUSBSR Annual Forums held on 24-26 October 2011 in Gdańsk and on 17-19 June 2012 in Copenhagen. The UBC representatives and member cities took part in the flagship projects meetings and seminars.
The declaration of common interest between the Committee of the Regions and five Baltic Sea organisations, namely BSSSC, B7 Islands, Euroregion Baltic, Euroregion Pomerania and UBC has been renewed for the years 2012-2015.
UBC together with BSSSC and B7 presented a joint position paper on the European Union budget for Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.
A joint position paper on the EU Strategy for BSR implementation was prepared with B7 Baltic Islands Network, Baltic Development Forum, Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation, CPMR Baltic Sea Commission and Euroregion Baltic.
Last, but not least, the Union has intensified its involvement in the activities of the Conference of European Cross-Border and Interregional Cities Network (CECICN) In March 2012 Per Bødker Andersen, President of UBC, was elected as the President of CECICN.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Sport
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
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.

UBC is a part of a network Conference of European Cross-Border and Interregional City Networks (CECICN)
This new organisation was established on 23 April 2010 in Santiago de Compostela. CECICN was established by six organisations: Iberian Network of Cross-border Entities (RIET), Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Cities, MedCities, Mission Operationelle Transfrontaliere, Union of the Baltic Cities, Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (C.A.A.C.).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 11/2013
Total budget: 365,718
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 365,718
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 232,905
transferred from 2012 : 132,813
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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