Regional Cooperation Council - Events http://www.rcc.int Regional Cooperation Council - Events Regional Cooperation Council - Documents 320 75 http://www.rcc.int http://www.rcc.int/media/img/base/rss_logo.gif Meeting of representatives of Western Balkan Public Employment Services on Qualitative BenchmarkingTue, 18 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0200The aim of the meeting is to present the preliminary analysis of quantitative indicators, discuss the details and milestones of the qualitative benchmarking methodology implementation, including questionnaires and templates for the self- and external assessments, and agree on the timetable for the external peer review visits.

Participants of the event, organised by RCC’s ESAP Project, will be high level officials of Public Employment Services (PES) from the Western Balkan economies. 

The regional project ‘Employment and Social Affairs Platform’ (ESAP), which  began its implementation in March 2016 and will last for 3 years, is a regional project financed by the European Commission and jointly implemented by RCC and ILO (International Labour Organisation) in the Western Balkan economies. The project aims to strengthen regional cooperation and institutional capacities of national administrations, employers’ and workers’ organisations, enabling them to develop and effectively implement labour market and social policy reforms in their EU accession process.

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Sixth Western Balkans Civil Society ForumMon, 10 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0200The main topics on the agenda of the 6th edition of Western Balkans Civil Society Forum will be the role of civil society organisations in promoting sustainable growth and employment, migration in the Western Balkans, freedom of expression and media, as well as rights and empowerment of women.

It will bring together approximately 100 participants, including a broad range of civil society representatives from the EU and the Western Balkans, as well as representatives of EU institutions, international organisations and governments of the region.

Georges Dassis, president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, and Goran Svilanović, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, have been invited to open this major event.

A final declaration with recommendations from civil society organisations will be issued at the end of the event.

The forum is organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).

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Meeting of Working Group on Open ScienceThu, 06 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0200The meeting is to map the existing e-infrastructure and plans for further development in the Western Balkan economies with an aim of supporting further development of the e-infrastructure in the region.

It will provide an opportunity to outline the strategic context of Open Science in Europe and the key role of the e-infrastructure development in the European Union and the Western Balkans. The emphasis will be on ensuring the inter-operability of e-infrastructure Europe-wide as well as funding schemes, necessary to ensure the up-to-date development of e-infrastructure in the Western Balkans. 

The event will gather representatives of ministries responsible for science and the academic and research network responsible for the development and maintenance of the national academic and research e-infrastructure from the region.  

 

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RCC Annual MeetingThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +0200Regional Cooperation Council and Croatian Chairmanship-in-Office 2016-2017 of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) are co-organizing RCC’s tenth Annual Meeting. The meeting is expected to endorse Annual Report of the RCC 2016-2017, featuring the work of the organization in the past year. The Report will be presented by the RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic. 

RCC Secretary General and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia will co-chair the meeting, which is being held back-to-back with the SEECP Summit of Ministers of Foreign Affairs.

 
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RCC SEE 2020 Governing Board MeetingWed, 28 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +0200At its fourth annual meeting the Governing Board of the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) South East Europe 2020 (SEE2020) Strategy will hear the Annual Report on Strategy’s implementation (ARI) as the conclusion of this year’s SEE 2020 Governing Cycle. 

The main task of the SEE 2020 Governing Board is to analyse the progress achieved in the previous year by adopting the SEE 2020 Strategy ARI and initiate new governance cycle of the Strategy. 

The SEE 2020 Governing Board participants include ministers, deputy ministers and senior officials from the ministries of foreign affairs and/or institutions in charge of European affairs of the SEE 2020 Strategy participating economies.

 
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Meeting of Statistics Officials from Public Employment Services of the Western Balkan EconomiesWed, 21 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +0200The aim of the meeting organised by the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) project Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP) is to discuss and agree on a set of quantitative indicators to be collected for the Western Balkan Public Employment Services (PES) benchmarking analysis.

PES officials, together with the RCC and ILO experts, will work together to refine the definitions and measurement procedures for the selected indicators and additional relevant and available ones. The final list of proposed indicators will be shared with the Western Balkan PES offices for approval.

The regional project ‘Employment and Social Affairs Platform’ (ESAP), which  began its implementation in March 2016 and will last for 3 years, is a regional project financed by the European Commission and jointly implemented by RCC and ILO (International Labour Organisation) in the Western Balkan economies. The project aims to strengthen regional cooperation and institutional capacities of national administrations, employers’ and workers’ organisations, enabling them to develop and effectively implement labour market and social policy reforms in their EU accession process.

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Preparatory meeting for Trieste WB Summit on Regional Investment Agenda Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +0200Regional Cooperation Council is organising a technical meeting to discuss the action plan’s text on regional investments agenda as a preparation for a Trieste Western Balkans on 12 July 2107. 
 
The meeting will be the continuation of the Technical Workshop on “Regional Economic Integration” held on 11 May 2017 in Sarajevo and SEE Investment Working Group meeting held on 24 May 2017.
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1st SEECP Seminar for Junior DiplomatsSun, 11 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +0200Diplomatic Academy of Croatia, the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) are organizing first South East Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) Training Seminar for Young Diplomats. The Seminar will hear about the growing importance of the regional cooperation in South East Europe from the EU perspective as well as the views from accession economies and the perspective of the RCC.

RCC’s Secretary General will give an overview of the current situation in the region, the Berlin process and  its current path towards regional economic integration. He will also speak about the RCC and its main activities including its role in supporting governments from SEE in their efforts to advance in the European and Euro-Atlantic integration process. 

 
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Technical Workshop on Action Plans for Removal of Obstacles to Recognition of Academic Qualifications and Mobility of ResearchersTue, 06 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +0200European Commission and Regional Cooperation Council are hosting  a meeting to facilitate the technical discussions on the action plan on removal of obstacles to recognition of academic qualifications and the action plan on mobility of researchers as a preparation for a Trieste Western Balkans on 12 July 2017.

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Better Regulation for PAR LegislatorsMon, 05 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +0200Regional School for Public Administration (ReSPA), in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC),  is organizing a conference on Better Regulation for Public Administration Reform Legislators. 

The conference will hear sessions on topics related to public consultations and anti-corruption assessment of laws, including “Making Legislation Corruption Free” session, featuring  overview of RCC’s activities in this field. 

The participants of the event include representatives of ministries on public administration and ministries of justice.

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