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
Countering violent extremism in focus of RCC-State Department talks
Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State responsible for European and Eurasian affairs, Hoyt Yee, met in Washington yesterday and exchanged views on the current political situation in Southeast Europe (SEE) and the state of the Euro-Atlantic integration process of the region. The two officials specifically looked at RCC’s activities in the field of anti-corruption, rule of law, security and civil society. An important focus was on RCC’s Regional Cooperation Platform on countering violent extremism and radicalisation and US backing for the platform and its activities.
Mr Svilanovic expressed his gratitude for the political and financial support of the United States as an important participant in the RCC Board. Speaking about RCC’s Platform for combatting violent extremism, Svilanovic said that it will include regional workshops, training courses and conferences on various aspects of Countering Violent Extremism. The results visible by the end of 2016 will provide for a better coordination among relevant initiatives, an enhanced inter-agency cooperation at national and regional levels and an exchange of good practices.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoyt Yee emphasised the continued support of the State Department for the work of the RCC and expressed his appreciation for RCC's important contribution to global efforts for countering terrorism.
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