The SEE 2020 strategy targets deeper regional trade and investment linkages to support and export-led and FDI-driven type of growth in South East Europe trough policy efforts in its key dimensions.
South East Europe is committed to advancing from state of low activity and high social exclusion to a situation where benefits of growth are shared by all by undertaking concrete joint actions in employment and health.
South East Europe has the potential to build a new competitive edge, driven by knowledge and innovation and based on its human capital, which, together with innovative entrepreneurship shape the foundations, grounded on modern information and communications technologies, for advancement of creative industries.
Sustainable and accessible transport and energy infrastructure lead to a competitive economic base and a resource efficient economy.
Public governance is a key cross-cutting issue in the agenda of SEE 2020. The strategy sets ambitious targets for public governance from setting up transparent, well functioning and efficient administrations to the containment of corruption and major progress in instituting the rule of law.
The Regional Cooperation Council promotes mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe in order to inspire development in the region to benefit its people
UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights pays visit to RCC Secretariat
Farida Shaheed, United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, visited the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat today, to learn about efforts in fostering cultural and education cooperation in South East Europe.
Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, informed Special Rapporteur Shaheed of the most important activities of the Secretariat in building human capital in South East Europe, stemming out of the regional development strategy South East Europe 2020. They include protection of cultural heritage, but also bringing additional 300,000 highly educated people on the job market in the next seven years.
Special Rapporteur Shaheed informed of her intention to assess Bosnia and Herzegovina’s efforts to enhance the right of all persons to participate in cultural life. She highlighted the role of culture in bringing people together and helping fight prejudices and intolerance.
The discussion focused on education, protection of cultural heritage and cultural rights, youth involvement in political reforms, political and economic situation, and the importance of EU integration for regional cooperation in South East Europe.
Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat
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