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
Continued German support for RCC activities
The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat and the German Federal Foreign office (Auswärtige Amt) signed an agreement today on a 50,000 euro grant to support RCC’s public awareness activities in 2016. The agreement was signed by the RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic and the German Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Christian Hellbach.
These funds, provided by the Federal Republic of Germany, will primarily be used for raising the public awareness activities of RCC’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy and for communication events – PR and communication materials, social media, media monitoring, and other awareness raising activities.
“We highly appreciate the continued support that Germany has been giving to the RCC – the financial but also, of course, the political backing. In order to do our job well”, said Svilanovic, “we need the support not just from the regional governments, but also from the major EU players and Berlin has been especially active when it comes to assisting the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans.”
Ambassador Hellbach expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation developed with the RCC Secretariat since 2008 and added that “RCC’s endeavours are highly appreciated both in the region and the EU.” He said that “Regional cooperation has improved significantly over the recent years and that is surely the effect of combined efforts of the national governments, the international community and, of course, the RCC”.
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