The Association encourages its members not only to cooperate on projects within Germany, Sweden or Canada, but also in the Baltic states. Such activities help to keep alive historical traditions shared with these states. In this regard, the Association's charities are covered above. As well, members of the Estonian Noble Corporation have taken the initiative of restoring aristocratic family crests in the Reval cathedral and organizing seminars for German and Estonian students. The United Courland Foundation devotes some of its efforts to charitable and other activities in the ex-Courland area including publications in Latvia concerning historical and cultural topics, and restoration of valuable cultural buildings and churches. Similar tasks are carried out on the island Oesel by the Oesel Noble Corporation. Various individual Association members and families also take part in assistance to the Baltic area.