Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


As of 19 May 2020, HELCOM has 63 observers contributing actively to the protection of the Baltic Sea, of which

Applying for observer status

Intergovernmental and international non-governmental organisations may apply for observer status to the Helsinki Commission. An organisation must show that it can contribute to matters dealt with by HELCOM, that it has a membership in a wide number of the Baltic Coastal States and an organised internal structure. HELCOM may also invite any state, not party to the Helsinki Convention, to be represented at its meetings.