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The Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) was founded in Gdańsk, Poland in September 1991, by 32 cities, with the aim of developing cooperation and exchange between its member cities.

Report from the Founding Conference, Gdańsk, 19-20 September 1991

Founding Cities

Aalborg – Kaj Kjaer

Aarhus – Olaf P. Christensen

Bergen – Audun Oiestad

Bremen – Ernst Grimmke

Elbląg – Dariusz Waldziński

Gdańsk – Franciszek Jamroż

Gdynia – Jerzy Biedrzycki

Kaliningrad – Viatcheslav Nalivayko

Kalmar – Anders Engström

Karlshamn – Göran Holmberg

Karlskrona – Bo Löfgren

Kiel – Otto Flagge

Klaipėda – Povylas Vasilyauskas

Kołobrzeg – Henryk Bieńkowski

Kristiansand – Paul Otto Johnsen

Lübeck – Michael Bouteiller

Naestved – Hermann Weidemann

Nakskov – Benny Sonne

Norrköping – Ulla Petterson – Carvalho

Nykøbing F. – Peter Rygaard Andersen

Rostock – Klaus Kilimann

Riga – Edvins Lautsis

St.Petersburg – Aleksandr Petukhov, Votaniar Yagya

Sopot – Henryk Ledóchowski

Stralsund – Horst Voigt

Sundsvall – Hjördis Höglund

Szczecin – Władysław Lisewski

Turku – Pekka Aalto

Ventspils – Ainars Ozolins

Visby – Erik Carlsson

Wismar – Thomas Beyer

Ystad – Kaj Jonsson

Decisions made by the UBC Executive Board between EBM meetings:

  • Decision of the UBC Executive Board, 6 April 2022

The Board decided new temporary UBC Commission on Education has been established.

  • Decision of the UBC Executive Board, 4 April 2022

City of Vilnyansk has been accepted as Associated Member of UBC.

  • Decision of the UBC Execitive Board, 8 March 2022

In connection with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia that started on 24 February 2022,  the UBC Executive Board found the cooperation currently impossible. The Board decided to suspend membership of the Russian cities, to terminate the cities’ positions in the UBC organs/bodies, and to change the location of the next UBC General Conference.

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