The event is organized jointly by the City of Lappeenranta, the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) secretariat and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
If the epidemiological situation is favourable, the Forum will be organized as a physical event. Plans are also made for a hybrid/virtual event in case the pandemic continues.
The organisers of the Annual Forum follow with distress the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine. However, the preparations for the 2022 EUSBSR Annual Forum continue. Cooperation in the Baltic Sea region remains important. The Forum is organised in accordance to the sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus in response to their aggression, as well as other relevant decisions such as those taken by the EUSBSR National Coordinators Group and the CBSS regarding the suspension of cooperation with Russia and Belarus.