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 takes part in a summit of Heads of Government of the Central European Initiative
The RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, participated in a meeting of Heads of Government of the Member States of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Bucharest today. Secretary General Biščević extended his congratulations on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of successful cooperation and achievements of the Central European Initiative. He further stressed the excellent cooperation that is going on between the two organisations and secretariats. A concrete example of this cooperation is the joint launching of a Sustainable Energy Development Regional Initiative aimed to contribute to increasing the energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources in South East and Eastern Europe.
The RCC Secretary General expressed hope that the renewed engagement of the international community regarding the most challenging remaining issues in South East Europe would create a favourable environment for establishing a lasting peace and enhancing stability in the region. “A great deal of responsibility for this consolidation lies with the governments of the region. A great deal of responsibility lies also with the EU to embrace this region and avoid undue delay that may bring unwanted strategic vacuum.”
Secretary General Biščević also took part in the Central European Initiative Summit Economic Forum, held in Bucharest on 12 November 2009. He held a keynote speech on the subject of ensuring energy security and the role of Central and South East European Countries. "Energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the overall economic, social and environmental development, stability and prosperity of the region of South East Europe", Biscevic said.
The summit was held within the framework of the Romanian Presidency of the Central European Initiative. The participation of the RCC Secretary General in a summit of the CEI fits into the context of cooperation that is developing on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding regarding cooperation between the RCC Secretariat and the CEI Executive Secretariat as well as within the context of the process of coordination of regional organisations and initiatives, which is intended to strengthen coordination and achieve synergy of activities carried out on the regional level as well as to avoid duplication and overlapping.
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