Regional Cooperation Council - Events Regional Cooperation Council - Events Regional Cooperation Council - Documents 320 75 Meeting of the SEEMIC Expert Working GroupThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:10:00 +0200

The South East Europe Military Intelligence Chiefs (SEEMIC) Expert Working Group as a preparatory meeting for the 9th SEEMIC conference that is to take place later this year. It is organized by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) in partnership with Montenegrin military intelligence service. The meeting aims at reaching consensus on the draft Open-source intelligence assessment (OSINT).

Third meeting of the RCC’s SEE Group of National Focal Points for countering radicalization and violent extremism and foreign terrorist fightersWed, 22 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0200The RCC organizes the third regular meeting of its SEE National Focal Points (NFP) for countering radicalization and violent extremism (CVE) and foreign terrorist fighters (FTF).

The meeting will evaluate the progress made under the SEE Regional CVE-FTF Platform, whose website will become operational in April 2017, and discuss remaining challenges in fight against radicalization, violent extremism, terrorism and foreign terrorist fighters in the region.

The SEE Regional Platform on CVE-FTF will strengthen coordination and cooperation on countering radicalization and violent extremism in SEE at both national and regional levels. It is developed by the RCC under the political umbrella of the South East Europe Co-operation Process and works on establishment and development of regional cooperation and coordination, research, raising awareness, prevention, and rehabilitation.

The first NFP meeting gathering government representatives from South East Europe dealing with security issues took place late January 2016 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Tirana, Albania in November same year for the second time.

7th Meeting of the Working Group on JusticeTue, 21 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0200This is the regular meeting of the Working Group on Justice (WGJ).

The Working Group participants, representatives of ministries of justice from the Western Balkan, will be presenting projects in judicial training and also agree upon the upcoming RCC activities in 2017 in rule of law area.

The first regional seminar for judges “Practical issues in the framework of the Judicial Cooperation in Civil, Commercial and Family Matters”, co-organized by the RCC and the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), is taking place back-to-back with the WGJ meeting.

WGJ has been established by the RCC in May 2014 and is the only such structure in the area of justice in the Western Balkans.

Regional Workshop on Budgeting for Roma Integration PoliciesMon, 20 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0200

This event is continuation of regional workshop on monitoring and evaluation that was initiated in Vienna last December and will now switch its focus to budgeting issues. Participants will discuss public financing and budgeting allocation for Roma population in the Western Balkan economies and Turkey.

The Workshop, organized by the RCC’s Roma Integration 2020 Action Team, will gather national Roma focal points, representatives of education, employment, housing, health and civil registration ministries of the participating economies; representatives of ministries of finance, Roma civil society organisations as well as envoys of statistical offices and international organisations.

Roma Integration 2020 is a project implemented in the framework of the Regional Cooperation Council. It has been launched in June 2016 and implemented by the RCC’s RI2020 Action Team. The project is co-financed by the RCC, European Commission (EC) and the Open Society Foundations (OSF).


Fourth Regional Rule of Law Forum for South East EuropeFri, 17 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0200

Regional Cooperation Council supports the Fourth Regional Rule of Law Forum for South East Europe. The forum is organized by civil society organizations, the AIRE Center and the Civil Right Defenders.

The Forum will promote implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the region and encourage regional cooperation in the area of Rule of Law and Human Rights.

RCC Expert on Justice and Home Affairs Ivana Goranic will moderate Forum’s panel “Government Agents, and Judicial Training Centres and Institutions – discussion on awareness rising on questions of freedom of expression”.

Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western BalkansThu, 16 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0200

The Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans will address needs and priorities in the region, providing an overview of the ongoing trends, needs and achievements in areas of sustainable economic development, public administration reform, rule of law and freedom of expression, as well as current security challenges. Representatives of the Western Balkan governments, the donors and the implementing partners will discuss previous experiences, ongoing activities, the needs and priorities for the period 2017-2019 in order to coordinate donor assistance and avoid overlapping of interventions.

The meeting will gather major donors operating in the Western Balkans as well as representatives of Western Balkan governments, international organisations and civil society sector.

Annual donor coordination conference had been introduced by the Regional Cooperation Council in 2015. It aligns better the regional governments’ development priorities, donors’ sectoral priorities with the priorities set out in the SEE 2020 Strategy and enables the region to benefit most from the available funding.

Within donor coordination activities, RCC recently launched South East Europe Donor Assistance Database (SEEDAD), development tool for both for donors and aid recipients.

Award Ceremony for the Champion of Regional CooperationWed, 15 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0200

Regional Cooperation Council is to announce the Champion of Regional Cooperation for 2016. Champion of Regional Cooperation is an award to an individual or an institution for contribution to the development of regional cooperation in South East Europe in the course of the previous year. The award will be presented by the RCC General Secretary Goran Svilanovic.

The Champion of Regional Cooperation is an annual award that was inaugurated on 27 February 2013 on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the RCC. The first laureate of this award was the Central European Free Trade Agreement - CEFTA 2006, followed by South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL), Energy Community Secretariat (EnC) and European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) that received the award last year.


Meeting of the RCC BoardWed, 15 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0200

The first meeting of the RCC Board in 2017 will hear a report by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic on activities of the organization’s Secretariat in the period September-December 2016, as well as information on the most important future activities of the RCC Secretariat. The activities primarily relate to the implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2017-2019 and South East Europe 2020 Strategy.

Update on activities of the Croatian South-East European Cooperation Process Chairmanship-in-Office will be shared with the Board participants, who will also get familiar with the RCC’s project “Roma Integration 2020”. The representatives of Migration, Asylum and Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI) and Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) will present activities of their respective organisations at this session as well. 

The RCC Board meets three times a year and is chaired by the RCC Secretary General. The Board provides the RCC with operational guidance and supervision. It consists of those RCC participants contributing to the budget of the RCC Secretariat as well as the European Union.

RCC opens call for Consultancy Services on Corruption Risk Assessment and Anti-corruption Assessment of Laws in Healthcare SectorWed, 15 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0200The RCC Secretariat is looking for consultancy services to assist anti-corruption bodies in carrying out corruption risk assessment and anti-corruption assessment of laws in healthcare sector. 

The purpose of the assignment is to assist the RCC Secretariat in developing a detailed checklist of corruption risks for healthcare sector, usable for corruption risk assessment systems as well as for anti-corruption assessment of laws, and to assist the implementing bodies in undertaking corruption risk assessment in healthcare-related institutions or in carrying out anti-corruption assessment of healthcare-related laws. 

Qualified experts are invited to send an application in line with the Open Call for Consultancy Services. The Call is opened until 10 April. More information is available at the link below.

15th Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee, Zagreb, CroatiaThu, 26 Jun 2014 15:10:00 +0200