Regional Cooperation Council - Events Regional Cooperation Council - Events Regional Cooperation Council - Documents 320 75 Roma Integration 2020: Public Dialogue Forum Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +0200 Second Public Dialogue Forum on Roma inclusion in Bosnia and Herzegovina organised by the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 Action Team in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will be held in Sarajevo on 25 September 2017.

The participants including representatives of line ministries and institutions dealing with Roma issues, Roma civil society and International organisations are to discuss implementation of policies and measures for Roma inclusion and operational conclusions from seminar on Roma inclusion.

Regional Meeting on Better Regulation in Western Balkans Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +0200Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is to host a regional meeting on Better Regulation in Western Balkans on 21-22 September 2017 in Sarajevo. The two-day meeting, gathering experts and public servants dealing with Better Regulation efforts in Western Balkan economies, is being organized by the Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) in cooperation with the RCC. 

The participants are to discuss improvement of public participation in legislative and policy processes. In this context, RCC will present the draft Western Balkans Recommendation on Public Participation that is to  be discussed and endorsed by the meeting participants, while ReSPA representatives will present findings of the ReSPA comparative research on Better Regulation in Western Balkans, focusing  on public consultations. The planned panel discussions are envisaged as opportunities for the participants to discuss public-private dialogue and involvement of the private sector in policy making, as well as monitoring by civil society of public participation processes. 

Roma Integration 2020: 2nd Task Force MeetingWed, 20 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +0200Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 Action Team is organising the second Task Force meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, on 20-21 September 2017.

The Task Force of the Roma Integration 2020project meets annually and brings together the National Roma Contact Points, two civil society representatives from the Western Balkans and Turkey, the European Commission, the Open Society Foundations and the RCC.  

The objectives of the meeting, pursuant the obligations of the Task Force, supervising and guiding Roma Integration 2020 project, are to review the progress of Roma integration and related developments, decide on topics of the project activities, ensuring comprehensive monitoring and reporting on Roma Integration policies.

ESAP: Regional training on benchlearning for Public Employment ServicesThu, 14 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +0200Regional Cooperation Council’ (RCC) Employment and Social Affairs Regional Platform (ESAP) project is organising a one-day regional training event on benchlearining for representatives of Public Employement Services (PES) from the Western Balkans in Belgrade, Serbia on 14th September 2017.

In line with the European Union’s PES network work and experiences, the regional PES representatives taking part in the training are to get familiar with the processes and contents of benchlearning among PES offices.  Following the training, PES offices will embark on the process of self-assessment and external review based on the methodology of benchlearning, with the aim of identifying and replicating good practices of PES performance management. 

Roma Integration 2020: Public Dialogue Forum Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +0200The Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 Action Team organises the first Public Dialogue Forum in Ankara, Turkey on 13 September 2016.

The Forum is to gather representatives of relevant line ministries dealing with Roma issues (education, employment, health, housing, etc.), Roma civil society and international organisations active in this field.

The participants are to discuss host’s Strategy paper for Roma people (2016-2021) and implementation of priority measures in 2016 as well as proposed priorities for period 2017-2018.

Executive Workshop on Bridging the Digital Innovation DivideTue, 12 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +0200The workshop is organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ECPE) within the framework of the ITU European Regional Initiative on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Youth.

It contributes to the Digital Integration, one of the pillars of the RCC-coordinated Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans, endorsed by WB6 Leaders at the Trieste Summit of the Berlin process (12th July, 2017), in particular focusing on promotion of the uptake of smart technologies and accelerating digital transformation as well as supporting skills development and access to digital talent.

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Fifth International Festival of High School Theatre JuventafestSat, 09 Sep 2017 15:10:00 +0200For the second year in a row the Regional Cooperation Council is pleased to support the International Festival of High School Theatre Juventafest, taking place 9-13 September 2017.

Juventafest is an international festival gathering young artists and theatre enthusiasts from all around the region, organizing a number of theater shows and workshops in Sarajevo. Within the last five years it has grown and become the most important art festival focused  on high school population only, creating a youthful, positive and creative atmosphere in the Bosnia and Herzegovina capital, influencing young people to connect, share and be creative and constructive.

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Heart of Sarajevo for the Best Student Film at Sarajevo Film Festival under the patronage of the RCCFri, 11 Aug 2017 15:10:00 +0200This year, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is a Partner of Sarajevo Film Festival, as the Heart of Sarajevo for the Best Student Film, introduced in the competition programme 2017 for the 1st time, is under the patronage of the RCC. 

Student Film, which is a part of the official Competition Programme, offers an insight into recent film production and it is set up to promote student films coming from schools, faculties, or academies from all over the South East Europe region. 
This programme presents new platform for young and talented future film professionals at the very beginning of their careers.
It is focused on featuring fiction, documentary, and animated films up to 60 minutes, produced as a part of the studying process at one of the regional film schools, faculties or academies.
Apart from this segment, this programme also offers other content for the student participants. They will have an opportunity to meet some of the most important regional authors, to watch films, to participate in discussions and lectures, and to be introduced to the Festival Industry programme, which will help them gain an insight into regional film production in all of its segments.
This programme discovers, supports, and promotes regional authors and serves as a starting point for regional audio-visual industry and other European and global markets.
Regional Meeting on Development of Energy Management Information System in Public SectorTue, 25 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0200The objectives of the regional meeting organized by the RCC are:  to present findings of the study carried out by the RCC on main requirements the EU energy efficiency directives impose to public sector for establishing energy management system in Western Balkans; to initiate a regional level discussion and experience exchange; and to present RCC’s proposal for the development of the information system for energy management in public sector.

The meeting will also hear the South East Europe 2020 (SEE2020) Strategy targets and achievements under the Energy Dimension as well as the presentation of achievements in the area of energy management in public sector in all Western Balkan economies.


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.