Intergovernmental multilateral co-operation of 11 countries of the Baltic Sea Region in spatial planning and development.
Guided by the Conference of Ministers responsible for spatial planning and development (7th Conference in Vilnius, 16 October 2009).
Steered by the Committee on Spatial Planning and Development of the Baltic Sea Region (CSPD/BSR) composed of representatives of respective ministries and regional authorities (Germany, Russia).

HOW DOES VASAB WORK: VASAB promotes within the Baltic Sea Region participative spatial planning which aims at achieving a sustainable balance between sustainable social, cultural, environmental as well as economic goals.
Lines of Actions:
Recommend transnational policy measures;
Promote methodology development;
Promote co-operation projects;
Co-operate with other cross-BSR initiatives;
Promote a dialogue with sector institutions.