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
SEECP foreign ministers endorse the new RCC’s three-year Strategy and Work Programme
Pravets, 31 May 2016 - Meeting in Pravets (Bulgaria) today, the foreign ministers of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) endorsed the Annual Report of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) 2015-2016 presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic, as well as the new three-year Strategy and Work Programme (SWP) of the RCC.
Speaking at today’s meeting, Goran Svilanovic noted that “tangible progress has been made in furthering trade and investment integration, designing effective employment policies and their implementation, strengthening cooperation in education, research and innovation, supporting good governance and strengthening security cooperation in the region”.
He emphasised that the implementation process so far has been a learning curve and that the lessons learned will be useful in the next three-year SWP. It’s motto, said Svilanovic, “is ‘Changing with the Region’ and reflects the importance of further streamlining regional cooperation and channeling resources towards policy areas where cooperation can generate the greatest impact”. The primary ambitions of the RCC’s new SWP are in the areas of growth, trade, investment, education, productivity, employment, and governance, said Svilanovic.
The RCC Secretary General also congratulated the ministers on the 20th anniversary of the SEECP, thanked the Bulgarian SEECP Chairmanship-in-Office (C-i-O) for successfully steering the SEECP in the past 12 months, reaffirming his commitment to further strengthening the SEECP-RCC synergy and extending his firm support to the upcoming Croatian Chairmanship-in-Office.
The ministers also reviewed the recent developments in regional cooperation in SEE and expressed their approval for the work of the RCC.
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