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
BERLIN CONFERENCE CONFIRMS IMPORTANCE OF REGIONAL COOPERATION
Last week’s conference in Berlin, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ushered in a new phase of EU accession for the Western Balkans countries, one in which the goals and targets are more clearly defined and assorted in an ongoing process which will be hosted by Austria and then France in the coming years. The Final Declaration by the Chair of the Conference underlined the importance of Regional cooperation as a crucial element of the EU accession process and specifically mentions the important role the Regional Cooperation Council.RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, who presented the RCC’s SEE2020 Strategy at the economic table of the Berlin meeting, says that there is a growing awareness among the countries of the Western Balkans, that the road to economic recovery and EU membership can be travelled much faster and in greater comfort as a joint endeavour. Svilanovic also said that this next phase of the EU enlargement will be different to the previous ones and will require much more regional cooperation.
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