The Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is located in Stockholm/ Sweden. ARS BALTICA maintains tight links with the Secretariat of the CBSS.
Jan Lundin is a Swedish national and a career diplomat. Before taking over the role of Director General of the CBSS Secretariat, he was Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden to Germany. He has also served in Vilnius/ Lithuania, Moscow/ Russia and Belgrade/ Serbia and has also worked in Stockholm on matters related to regional cooperation in both South Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea Region. Mr Lundin has taken over from Gabriele Kötschau who was Director General until August 2010.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)