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
EU continues to support regional cooperation aimed at wellbeing of citizens
The European Commission will continue to strongly support the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) to enhance regional cooperation and promote European integration in South East Europe (SEE). This was confirmed during constructive meeting between RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic and the Commissioner for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, held in Brussels on 5 February 2015.
Mr. Svilanovic and Mr. Hahn discussed the future activities of the RCC on fostering bilateral and multilateral relations in the region, closely linked with the enlargement strategy, the Berlin process, economic governance and connectivity, with a special focus on the implementation of the regional growth strategy SEE 2020, which aims to create jobs and prosperity in SEE.
Svilanovic thanked the Commissioner for all the support so far and stressed that the region was moving forward with the implementation of the SEE 2020 Strategy.
Commissioner Hahn reiterated the European Commission’s commitment to continue supporting the work of the RCC, highlighting that regional cooperation is a key step for assisting bilaterally and multilaterally the region’s economies on their EU path.
This was the first meeting between the Commissioner and RCC Secretary General since Johannes Hahn assumed the post of European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations in November 2014.
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