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
Erhard Busek visits RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo
Evolved approach to regional cooperation in South East Europe discussed during the visit
Sarajevo – Erhard Busek, former Special Co-ordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, predecessor of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) visited RCC’s Secretariat in Sarajevo today.
RCC team led by the Secretary General Goran Svilanovic welcomed Busek, presenting him the organisation’s current and planned activities and discussing the evolution of the regional cooperation concept since Stability Pact era, when the focus was strengthening peace, stability and economy in the region.
“Both the region and the European Union have changed in the past decade. The RCC tailored its approach to regional cooperation to respond to the region’s real needs, at the same time addressing EU accession requirements,” said the RCC Secretary General Svilanovic, adding that the EU enlargement process has altered to require additional preparedness of its aspirants to win the hearts of the EU citizens, which came to be the priority of the RCC action.
Busek commended RCC for its tireless efforts in finding new ways to boost regional cooperation and EU integration of the region, stressing that there was already too much talk about it and that actions with results were what counted nowadays.
This courtesy visit came at the time when the RCC is summing up results of the previous triennial strategic cycle 2014-2016 and getting ready to embark on new challenges in the forthcoming 3-year period as set by Strategy and Work Programme 2017-2019.
Dr Erhard Busek, Austrian politician and former Vice-Chancellor of Austria, currently serves as Chairman of the Institute for Danube Region and Central Europe and Coordinator of the South-Eastern Cooperative Initiative (SECI) among other things.
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