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
Biscevic, Djelic agree on the importance of regional projects as a developement stimulus
“The main goal of the series of visits to the RCC members from South East Europe, I have undertook, is pinpointing the national projects that could be implemented on a regional level, thus creating a climate for invigorated economic development of the region as a whole,” said Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the meeting with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, Bozidar Djelic, in Belgrade today.
The two officials agreed on the possibility for RCC to play a central role in coordination and preparation of projects that might be pivotal for economic growth of South East Europe. They emphasized importance of the upcoming high level meeting between the EU and Western Balkans to be held on 2 June in Sarajevo, and organised by Spain, current holder of the rotating EU Presidency, indicating it as a great opportunity for promoting projects of regional importance.
Streamlining of task forces and initiatives and the overall cooperation of South East European countries in the process of European integration have been emphasized at a separate meeting between the RCC Secretary General and Borislav Stefanovic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. The State Secretary positively assessed the importance and modus of operations of the RCC against the difficult background in the region.
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