Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

Contracting Parties


The Helsinki Convention has 10 Contracting Parties which are also the members of HELCOM.

The Contracting Parties are represented by a Head of Delegation. In addition to the annual Commission meetings, the Heads of Delegation meet at least twice a year.

HELCOM uses the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 (two-letter) country code abbreviations:

DE – Germany
DK – Denmark
EE – Estonia
EU – European Union
FI – Finland
LT – Lithuania
LV – Latvia
PL – Poland
RU – Russia
SE – Sweden

HELCOM map