The Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS) is an independent, non-profit policy research and development think tank in Estonia that aims at assisting the development of public policy in the Baltic Sea region by providing high-quality socio-economic analysis. Founded in 1996, IBS aims with its activities at contributing to the increase of knowledge and understanding of the development challenges and opportunities facing Estonia in particular and Baltic Sea region in general.

IBS main areas of expertise fall into three broad domains:

  • science, technology and innovation policy, industrial economics and regional development;
  • social cohesion policies in the areas of labour, migration and development, immigrant integration and fundamental rights;
  • policy analysis, policy and Programme evaluation and impact assessment studies related to the above.