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 gains support of Swiss officials for RCC projects
The Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, held consultations in Berne today with the Deputy State Secretary of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Pierre Helg, on cooperation among RCC members and upcoming projects in the organization’s priority areas of economic and social development, infrastructure and energy, justice and home affairs, security cooperation, building human capital, and parliamentary cooperation.
The two officials also discussed the situation in South East Europe. Secretary General Biscevic stressed three main messages he is conveying throughout the region: additional urgency that the countries of the region need to apply with reference to the EU integration, greater self-responsibility, and perseverance with reform projects connected to EU accession. He announced preparation of a high-level conference planned for December 2009, together with the upcoming Swedish EU Presidency, that would focus on stimulating development in the region.
Deputy State Secretary Helg commended the work and results of the RCC. He expressed his Government’s support to the RCC activities, especially in light of the announced December conference. He added that South East Europe is a priority region for Switzerland.
During his visit to the Swiss capital, the RCC Secretary General also met Assistant Director General and Head of Department for the Cooperation with Eastern Europe and CIS of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Therese Adam, and presented her with the upcoming and planned RCC projects. Adam expressed her full support to the work of the RCC and its Secretariat.
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