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
RCC Secretary General at the Forum of EU Strategy for Adriatic and Ionian Region
The Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Goran Svilanovic, spoke today at the 1st Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR), in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Svilanovic presented the implementation structure, and programing and monitoring processes, of the RCC’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 development Strategy, but also spoke about the synergies between the two macro-strategies - SEE 2020 and EUSAIR, at the panel dedicated to unlocking the potential of the Adriatic and Ionian region.
“The Regional Cooperation Council is standing ready and willing to cooperate with all the relevant actors and within all of the relevant frameworks, such as EUSAIR, which can contribute to further strengthening and development of our region,” said Svilanovic.
“The RCC has just developed the new three-year Strategy and Work Program (SWP) 2017-2019, which defines region’s development priorities and goals. Over the next three years, the RCC will work to reduce – and where possible remove – the obstacles in order to increase mobility, enhance connectivity and improve competitiveness in SEE, while also contributing to better governance, improved functioning of the rule of law and enhanced security in the region,” concluded Secretary General Svilanovic.
The 1st Forum of the EUSAIR has been jointly organized by the European Commission and the Government of Croatia. The event took stock of the progress of the Strategy since its endorsement by the European Council in October 2014, and contributed to defining the way ahead.
The foreign ministers and the national authorities responsible for EU funds of the participants involved, as well as the EU Commissioner for Regional Policy took part at the conference. The event provided ample possibilities for networking, and a great opportunity to reach out to a wide range of stakeholders from the region, including national, regional and local administrations, the business sector, the academia and the civil society at large.
On the sidelines of the EUSAIR Forum the RCC Secretary General met yesterday with the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia, Miro Kovac. The two officials spoke about Croatia’s upcoming South-East Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) Chairmanship-in-Office.
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