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 briefs diplomats in Sarajevo of results of its 4th Annual Meeting
The Secretariat of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) briefed today the diplomatic community in Sarajevo of results of the 4th Annual Meeting of the organization and the related South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) events, held in Belgrade last week.
RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic informed that the organization’s members emphasized the crucial RCC role in boosting cooperation and supporting European integration in South East Europe. They reconfirmed their full support to the organization, underlining that it has become a well-established, trusted and reliable partner in building and strengthening ties among countries and in promoting stability, reconciliation and prosperity in the region.
Representatives of 46 RCC members, the SEECP Heads of State and Government, as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, expressed gratitude for the work of the first and outgoing RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic. The Ministers appointed and the Heads approved of Goran Svilanovic as the new Secretary General as of 1 January 2013.
“Since the last RCC Annual Meeting and after four and a half years of our work, the region reached a point of crucial decisions regarding its EU future, advancement in the process of reconciliation and rapprochement, relaxed and widened human contacts, and more concrete regional cooperation”, said Biscevic.
“Ways will now have to be devised to ensure a solid, uninterrupted cooperation based on a greater regional responsibility, a genuine political commitment and an effective capacity in the RCC members from South East Europe to implement commitments made at the regional level.”
Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, presented concrete achievements of the RCC thus far. She gave an overview of RCC efforts in streamlining regional initiatives and task forces to make regional activities more focused and efficient.
The briefing gathered some 25 representatives of the diplomatic community in Sarajevo.
The Annual Report of the RCC Secretary General on regional cooperation in South East Europe 2011-2012, outlining the achievements, is available at the RCC website www.rcc.int. Follow us at twitter.com/rccint.
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