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
Roaming in the region could be harmonised with the EU even before accession, RCC to provide support in this
“Further to our long-standing support for regional cooperation in the ICT sphere as part of the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy, our efforts focus on delivering concrete contributions on two regional initiatives: on roaming and broadband. Roaming is the area where our economies could be harmonised with the EU even before accession, and RCC will support them in this,” said the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Goran Svilanovic, at the ITU Regional Development Forum for Europe, organized in the framework of international INFOFEST, in Budva, Montenegro, today.
“RCC's support towards the digital transformation and ICT connectivity of our region features prominently in our next mid-term strategy. As a result, continuous attention can be expected from us in the future as well. Our approach to the regional roaming initiative has focused on convening an inclusive Regional Roaming Platform and launching a legal, regulatory and market impact study of the Regional Roaming Agreement,” added Svilanovic.
55% of SEE business leaders believe eliminating mobile phone charges would be useful for their business
Contributing to the regional roaming agenda, the RCC addressed the voices echoed by more than half of the 1,800 regional business leaders, surveyed in RCC’s Balkan Barometer survey, who find the elimination of roaming charges as particularly useful for their businesses.
“I am very happy to report to you today that the draft of the Study, which is pioneering in many aspects, has been shared with the regional administrations and will soon be finalized, so that it has a truly applicative value. It introduces into the debate a number of forward-looking recommendations and entails a comprehensive overview of the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks and roaming traffic data in the WB6 region’
RCC will remain vocal advocate of regional approach in coordinating roaming policies
Svilanovic concluded that the RCC will work to expand geographical coverage of the Regional Roaming Agreement and will remain a vocal advocate for the regional approach in coordinating roaming policies and for more prominent integration of ICT in the regional ‘connectivity’ agenda, using every opportunity to raise due awareness.
On the margins of the Forum, Secretary General Svilanovic held a bilateral meeting with Brahima Sanou, Director of Telecommunication Development Bureau at ITU. The two exchanged views on ways of enhancing collaboration in the areas of roaming and broadband development.
The ITU Regional Development Forum for Europe, being held in the framework of the traditional and increasingly recognized INFOFEST, is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services of Montenegro (EKIP). The two-day Forum is taking place in Budva, Montenegro, back to back with the Regional Conference on "Regulation of Electronic Communications Market".
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