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
Job creation and dynamising economic life is crucial for the future of South East Europe (SEE) - Inter-parliamentary Conference in Sarajevo ends today
Sarajevo, 15/16 October 2015 – A two day inter-parliamentary conference coorganised by the European Parliament, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina ended today in Sarajevo. It was attended by Members of the European Parliament and Members of Parliament of EU Enlargement countries. Economic Governance and Job creation were the focus of the two day event.
Speaking at the conference, RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, emphasised that dynamising economic life is crucial for the future of SEE. He said the RCC’s comprehensive Balkan Barometer study showed just how much of a problem unemployment and the general economic situation are. “Our economies are not economies of growth”, said Svilanovic, the Balkan Barometer survey showing that more than a quarter of citizens in the region are unable to pay rent or utility bills. Svilanovic spoke in more detail about the efforts the RCC is making to assist growth and job creation in the region.
The two day Sarajevo conference was a part of the European Parliament’s support programme for the parliaments of the Enlargement countries. The main topics discussed include Structural Reforms and perspectives for Foreign Direct Investment; Achieving public sector reform while reducing employment impact; Convergence towards EU standards in fiscal and taxation policies; the role of Parliaments in fostering and supporting convergence towards EU standards.
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