- International/Cultural relations
- stimulate the literary and cultural exchange, serve as a workplace and meeting point for writers and translators from the region
-actively work to promote the BCWT as a site for cooperative projects
-support the creation of a reference library compatible with the guidelines for BCWT, as well as an information data base on the literatures of the Baltic Sea Region
- act as a promoter of formation and a source of inspiration in the cultural field
- constantly seek new forms and partners for collaboration between writers and translators, strengthen the cultural contacts giving priority the east-west aspect
-contribute to increase knowledge and exchanges between literatures and writers
The BCWT is today internationally recognized institution, operating under the auspices of UNESCO. Since its foundation in 1993 the BCWT has provided accommodation for about 3200 writers and translators from all over the world. Calculated in guests nights it will be ap 50 000 and calculated in book titles it will be at least 3000 books that have been written or translated during the BCWT 15 years’ history. The BCWT has arranged 15 international poetry festivals, numerous translation workshops with different language combinations, seminars and meetings. The BCWT has hosted and co-arranged some major international conferences in cooperation with UNESCO, with European and Baltic Sea perspective. In the EU context the BCWT has been in the avant-garde in questions of the enlarged Unio, and has been developing long-term east-west north-south cultural exchange.