ÖSTERSJÖFONDEN
ON ÅLAND

For a Cleaner Sea

Our mission is to create a meeting place for Baltic Sea actors of all kinds. We are spreading knowledge and inspiration, and are annually awarding forerunners with the Baltic Sea Award. By these means, we want to draw the regions attention to our common and sensitive sea.

We are rewarding and highlighting the heroes of the Baltic Sea, people who show the way forward through their work and commitment. We also want to encourage new initiatives and engage more people.

The nomination is closed

The nomination for the Awards 2022 is now closed. Thank You for all the nominations.

The Award Ceremony 2021

Welcome to our digital Award Ceremony! Take part in our Award Winners work and fantastic music performed by Åland Voice of Finland stars Emilia Alm and Walle Wahlsten and the Swedish starartist Helen Sjöholm.

Award Winners 2021

Östersjöfonden has been awarding persons and organisations for significant and prominent efforts for the Baltic Sea environment since 1990. In total, approximately 950,000 euro has been awarded to 98 persons and organisations over the years.

Baltic Sea Award 2021

Kaisa Kononen and Andris Andrusaitis – the BONUS Secretariat

CEO Kaisa Kononen, Finland, and her successor, Dr Andris Andrusaitis, Latvia, are both awarded EUR 10,000 each for their efforts as the highest responsible for the BONUS Secretariat. They have worked long-term and purposefully for…
Lasse Wiklöf Award 2021

Saara-Sofia Sirén

Member of Parliament Saara-Sofia Sirén from Turku, Finland is awarded the Lasse Wiklöf Award of € 10,000 for her work in the Finnish Parliament, where she is a persistent spokesperson for the Baltic Sea. In…
Åland Award 2021

The Lappo Vatten och Miljö (Water and Environment) cooperative

The Lappo Vatten och Miljö (Water and Environment) cooperative is awarded 3,000 euros for its work for a joint wastewater treatment system on Lappo in the Brändö municipality. Almost everybody in the village united and…
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Martti Ahtisaari

Patron of the Foundation

“Peace and security in society also requires a balance in nature. The pressure man causes the environment becomes more apparent every day that passes. Each of us must ensure that we act in a manner ensuring safe living conditions for future generations. It is important to encourage public authorities, researchers, representatives of the business community and citizens to save the Baltic Sea, which is close to us. I appreciate the Baltic Sea Fund’s work and am happy to be able to act as Patron of this foundation. “