Energy security and cooperation in the Baltic Sea region: new boost for offshore wind projects

Offshore windpark in the Baltic Sea

Offshore windpark in the Baltic Sea, © picture alliance / blickwinkel/M. Woike

20.04.2023 - Article

Under its presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), Germany, together with Denmark will host the Baltic Offshore Wind Forum on 9 May 2023 in Berlin. Learn more about the forum and register now.

Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine has significant implications for the energy security in the Baltic Sea region. Offshore wind energy can be a substantial contribution to energy independence in the Baltic Sea region and in other regions. To realise this potential, the Baltic Sea states aim at enhancing their cooperation to accelerate the build-up of renewable energy sources and relevant infrastructure.

With the Baltic Offshore Wind Forum, Germany provides a platform under its CBSS presidency to bring together key stakeholders – both public and private sector as well as civil society. The forum will gather representatives from across the Baltic Sea region to discuss the development of offshore wind energy and promote regional cooperation. Discussions will focus on critical issues at the intersection of energy and security policies, such as resilient and interconnected infrastructure, manufacturing capacities or space requirements in the Baltic Sea region.

Jointly organised by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the German Energy Agency (dena), this high-level forum on “Energy Security in the Context of Europe's Changing Geopolitical Landscape” is an important initiative to give a boost to Baltic offshore wind energy.

The forum will be hosted by Annalena Baerbock, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark.

Current agenda

Registration possible until May 2nd!

For those unable to attend in person, the forum will also be broadcasted digitally via Zoom by the German Energy Agency (dena). Registration for media representatives will be opened beginning of May – please contact the Foreign Office’s press department for further information.


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