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25 Jun 2020
Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2019-2020 report

This Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period April 2019 – April 2020. It outlines main RCC activities and achievements in the past year. It also lays out the overall background and crucial developments impacting and shaping the activities of the RCC and the region of South East Europe in the reporting period.


25 Jun 2020
Bregu: It is up to the region to retain commitment to cooperation and bring forth tangible progress to citizens news

RCC Secretary General takes part in SEECP Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting and hosts, with SEECP CiO, 12th RCC Annual meeting Tirana/Sarajevo/Prishtina – The two meetings have been held today within the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) - the meeting of the SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the RCC Annual Meeting, which RCC co-organised with the outgoing Kosovo SEECP Chairmanship-in-Office ...


24 Jun 2020
Bregu: Cooperation is the only blueprint that holds the promise of ‘Stronger Together’ news

The Shape of the Things to Come - Presentation of Balkan Barometer 2020 Balkan Barometer 2020 reveals sentiments of citizens and businesses in the region, with a special addition conveying effects of the COVID-19 outbreak   LIVE NOW Balkan Barometer 2020 presentation  Sarajevo – “The regional cooperation continues to grow in prominence with an overwhelming majority of citizens ...


23 Jun 2020
The Shape of the Things to Come - Presentation of Balkan Barometer 2020 news

Annual public and business opinion survey including COVID19 Impact Assessment Moderated by Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General; and key guest speakers Olivér Várhelyi, EU Enlargement Commissioner; & Wolfgang Ischinger, Munich Security Conference Chairman Sarajevo – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) will present 2020 edition of Balkan Barometer on Wednesday 24 June 2020. This annual ...


14 May 2020
Bregu: Pandemic created a common awareness that at least for now humankind takes precedence over politics and disputes news

RCC Board met online to hear about the activities of the organization in the past period and discuss future steps Sarajevo – “For all its aggressiveness, the COVID-19 crisis also offers glimmers of hope. It has connected Western Balkans even more, this time in a fight against an invisible enemy. It has persuaded us that cooperation should be resilient. It has created a common awareness that at ...


12 Mar 2020
REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL COOPERATION COUNCIL SECRETARIAT report

The Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is submitted by the RCC Secretary General to the RCC Board in line with Article 15 of the Statute of the RCC. It covers the period between 15 October 2019 – 1 March 2020.


17 Oct 2019
Bregu: Western Balkans citizens need incentive from the EU news

RCC Board met in Sarajevo today, for the last time in 2019, to hear an update on the activities in period since the last meeting and provide guidance and approval on the future plans  Sarajevo – “While awaiting the European Union’s Summit’s official decision on the opening accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia today, for us in the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and ...


22 Jul 2019
SOUTH EAST EUROPE 2020: 2019 ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION report

The report aims to present main achievements related to the implementation of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy (SEE 2020) for the period from May 2018 until May 2019. It is divided into three main parts: a summary overview of the progress achieved, a detailed review per pillar and key recommendations per each dimension. The Report was endorsed at the SEE 2020 Governing Board meeting held on 8 ...


04 Jul 2019
BALKAN BAROMETER 2019 - INFOGRAPHICS brochure

BALKAN BAROMETER is an annual survey of public opinion and business sentiments in six Western Balkans economies, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), which examines aspirations and expectations on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends & regional and European integration. BALKAN BAROMETER’S 2019 infographics booklet features some of the defining thoughts ...


04 Jul 2019
Bregu: Balkan Barometer 2019 clearly shows public and business appreciation of regional cooperation and need to strengthen it news

RCC presents key findings of 2019 Balkan Barometer surveys within Western Balkans Poznan Summit  Poznan – “There's no better way to stress the need for stepping up the regional cooperation than quoting the citizens and businesses of the Western Balkans (WB) who overwhelmingly, with 74% and 67% respectively, believe in regional cooperation. The recent success with dropping of roaming charges ...


31 May 2019
Monitoring of the SEE 2020 Strategy implementation ahead of its final year news

Podgorica – Monitoring Committee of the South East Europe 2020 (SEE2020) Strategy, convened by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), met for the 8th time in Podgorica today to review the 1st Draft Annual Report on Implementation of the Strategy (ARI). „The Draft ARI summarises the implementation of SEE 2020 for the past year, particularly focusing on the progress in the headline targets”, ...


21 Mar 2019
RCC Secretary General Bregu calls for more efficient future action and better communication with the citizens news

SEE 2020 Strategy’s Coordination Board meets for 11th time in Sarajevo Sarajevo – Coordination Board of the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) South East Europe’s growth Strategy (SEE 2020) has met in Sarajevo today, to reflect on the implementation results, identify potential action synergies for further cooperation as well as post-2020 regional priorities and strategic framework.  The ...


20 Mar 2019
Turdiu: Our task is to translate political will and commitments into concrete actions and results news

WB6 meet to review implementation progress of Multi-Annual Action Plan for Regional Economic Area Tirana – The Western Balkan Six (WB6) Component Contact Points (CCPs) in charge for implementation and monitoring of the Multi-Annual Action Plan for Regional Economic Area (MAP REA) reflected on the results of MAP REA implementation during the period July-December 2018, at their third meeting, organized ...


19 Dec 2018
SEE 2020 Strategy’s Monitoring Committee kicks off new Strategy’s monitoring cycle news

Vienna - 7the meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy’s Monitoring Committee took place in Vienna today marking the beginning of the new SEE 2020 monitoring cycle.  The meeting participants went through the last monitoring cycle and acknowledged the lessons learned in the process. The RCC presented the scope and timeframe of the 2019 ...


21 Nov 2018
Svilanovic: Western Balkans should work on preserving its environment and address climate change, regardless of its EU accession process news

Western Balkans call for strengthening of regional cooperation in implementing environment and climate change priorities in line with EU acquis  Skopje – Western Balkans ministers in charge of the environment called for further strengthening of synergies and regional cooperation for the implementation of the environment and climate change priorities in the region, in line with the EU acquis, ...


06 Jul 2018
BALKAN BAROMETER 2018 - INFOGRAPHICS brochure

BALKAN BAROMETER 2018 booklet features the prevailing issues of the Balkan Barometer (BB) 2018 survey through infographics. The 2018 edition of BB is yet another instalment in the series of annual public opinion surveys commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council. The entire BB survey is available at http://www.rcc.int/seeds


05 Jul 2018
Brochure: South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy - 2018 IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS brochure

The Western Balkans has returned to the growth path, having added more than 600 THOUSAND JOBS to its economies since 2010 and half a million highly educated people to its workforce. The region expanded its trade by additional EUR 33 BILLION and decreased its trade deficit from -23.1 to -19.7 percent of GDP over the last 7 years through strong export performance, signaling increasing competitiveness ...


05 Jul 2018
SOUTH EAST EUROPE 2020: 2018 ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION report

A comprehensive monitoring effort was introduced to measure the progress of SEE 2020 Strategy's activities implemented and results achieved. This Annual Report on Implementation (ARI) is the main output of the SEE 2020 monitoring process. This 2018 report covers the period from June 2017 to June 2018 and is divided into two main parts: a summary overview of the progress achieved, issues arising and ...


05 Jul 2018
Major milestone in SEE 2020 Strategy implementation: Western Balkans ADDS more than 600 000 JOBS news

Brussels – Governing Board of the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) South East Europe 2020 Strategy (SEE 2020) endorsed the 2018 Annual Report on Strategy’s implementation (ARI), at its fifth meeting held in Brussels today, in the eve of the presentation of the RCC’s Balkan barometer 2018. The main finding of the report shows that, since the beginning of the SEE 2020 implementation, the ...


03 Jul 2018
RCC to present SEE2020 strategy implementation results and its Balkan Barometer 2018 this week in Brussels news

Brussels – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is to present the implementation results of the region’s growth strategy, South East Europe 2020 (SEE2020) on 5 July 2018 in Brussels, and day after, on 6 July also in Brussels, the RCC will reveal the results of its 4th edition of the public and business opinion survey – Balkan Barometer 2018. Both are an integral part of the RCC’s monitoring ...


06 Jun 2018
Study on climate change in the Western Balkans region study

This Study aims to support the Western Balkans (WB) region in creating its sustainable development cycle coordinated by the priorities of the WB economies, which is in compliance with global and EU responsibilities, releasing some burden of extensive work expected from each economy to implement. It provides quantitative data for implementation of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy, decision-making ...


06 Jun 2018
RCC publishes Study on Climate Change in the Western Balkans: Alarming increase of temperature over the whole territory news

Sarajevo – Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) published a Study on climate change in the Western Balkans, showing alarming increase of temperature over the whole territory, with observed temperature increase of 1.2ºC in the near future, destined to warm further by 1.7 – 4.0°C and even exceeding 5.0°C by the end of the century, depending on the global effort in greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission ...


18 May 2018
RCC Presents Preliminary Findings of the SEE 2020 Draft Annual Implementation Report to Monitoring Committee news

Podgorica - Monitoring Committee of the South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy met for the 6th time, under auspice of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), in Podgorica today, to discuss and provide comments on the Strategy’s early draft Annual Implementation Report (ARI). The meeting participants coming from regions’ economies involved in the implementation of SEE 2020 Strategy heard ...


17 May 2018
RCC at the Sofia Western Balkans Summit: Regional Cooperation Council proliferated regional cooperation across all sectors news

Sofia – The Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, took part at the EU-Western Balkans Summit hosted by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, in Sofia today. The Summit is dedicated to strengthen links between the EU and the Western Balkans in infrastructure, digital and human connectivity. It brought together EU and WB leaders, as well as representatives ...


11 May 2018
Statement from the Ministerial Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2018 statement/speech

Statement from the Ministerial Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) “Sustaining Growth in SEE through Development of Regional Economic Area” held in Tivat, Montenegro on 11 May 2018


11 May 2018
Regional Investment Reform Agenda for the Western Balkans Six meeting document

The Regional Investment Reform Agenda (RIRA) was endorsed by representatives of the six Western Balkan (WB6) economies at the Ministerial meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) held in Tivat, Montenegro on 11 May 2018. The goal of the RIRA is greater harmonization of WB6 investment policies with the European Union (EU) standards and international best practices, within the framework ...


11 May 2018
Statement from the Ministerial Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee meeting document

The Ministerial Statement on “Sustaining Growth in SEE through Development of Regional Economic Area” has been adopted at the SEEIC Ministerial Meeting held on 11 May 2018 in Tivat, Montenegro.


11 May 2018
Regional Investment Reform Agenda (RIRA) Endorsed at the SEEIC Ministerial Meeting news

Tivat - The Regional Investment Reform Agenda (RIRA) was endorsed by representatives of the six Western Balkan (WB6) economies at the Ministerial meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) held in Tivat, Montenegro today.  The goal of the RIRA is greater harmonization of WB6 investment policies with the European Union (EU) standards and international best practices, within ...


07 May 2018
Western Balkans confirms Recommendation to open negotiations on Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications news

Sarajevo – Representatives of six Western Balkan economies gathered in the Joint Working Group on Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (JWG on MRPQ) at their meeting held in the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) headquarters in Sarajevo today confirmed recommendation to open negotiations on mutual recognition agreement of professional qualifications.  The JWG on MRPQ Recommendation ...


23 Apr 2018
Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2017-2018 report

This Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period 1 April 2017 – 15 March 2018. It outlines main RCC activities and achievements in the past year. It also lays out the overall background and crucial developments impacting and shaping the activities of the RCC and the region of South East Europe in the reporting period.


16 Apr 2018
Regional Investment Reform Agenda in focus of the RCC-organized meeting news

Vienna – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s Joint Working Group on Investments (JWGI) of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) and Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), discussed Regional Investment Reform Agenda (RIRA), at the meeting held in Vienna today.  Representatives of the RCC and the World Bank presented the RIRA adjusted to correspond to individual economies’ ...


03 Apr 2018
Skopje to host the first Western Balkans Digital Summit news

Media Advisory Skopje – The first Western Balkans Digital Summit is to take place on 18-19 April in Skopje, bringing together Heads of Governments from the Western Balkans (WB), Ministers responsible for digital agenda from WB and European Union (EU) member states participating in the Berlin Process, European Commission (EC), Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), representatives from IT industries ...


16 Mar 2018
Svilanovic at the meeting of WB Foreign Ministers in Sarajevo: It is “action time” for the Western Balkans news

Sarajevo – The Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Goran Svilanovic, takes part in the meeting of Western Balkans (WB) Six Foreign Ministers in Sarajevo today. The meeting is dedicated to the recently published EU’s  strategy on the enlargement perspective of the region, implementation of the Berlin Process’ 2017 Trieste Summit outcomes, and preparation of deliverables ...


13 Mar 2018
Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans - Participants List meeting document

List of participants of the Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans held in Brussels on 13 march 2018


13 Mar 2018
Conclusions from the Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans meeting document

The Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans was held in Brussels on 13 March 2018. The objective of the Meeting was to map and coordinate donor activities in the Western Balkans so as to help achieve a better alignment of governments’ regional development priorities and donors’ sectoral interventions. The meeting called for synergies in donor coordination process for implementation ...


13 Mar 2018
SEE 2020 Programming Document 2018-2020 meeting document

The RCC South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy Programing Committee adopted the SEE 2020 Programming Document 2018-2020 at its 6th meeting on 12 March 2017 in Brussels. The document sets out the priority actions for the Strategy implementation in the coming period.


13 Mar 2018
RCC hosts 4th Donor Coordination Meeting for the Western Balkans news

Synergy in donor coordination process for implementation of SEE 2020 Strategy and Regional Economic Area in the WB region Brussels – Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is hosting the 4th Annual Meeting of Donor Coordination for the Western Balkans, in Brussels today.    While opening the meeting the RCC’s Secretary General Goran Svilanovic stressed that this, fourth donors’ gathering, ...


12 Mar 2018
List of participants of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee meeting document

List of participants of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee held in Brussels on 12 March 2018


12 Mar 2018
Agenda of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee meeting document

Agenda of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee held in Brussels on 12 March 2018


12 Mar 2018
Conclusions from the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee meeting document

The sixth meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee was held in Brussels on 12 March 2018 back to back with the Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans. The aim of the meeting was to discuss and potentially endorse the SEE2020 Programming document for the period 2018 – 2020. The meeting gathered representatives of the South East Europe’s (SEE) economies participating in ...


12 Mar 2018
SEE 2020 Strategy Implementation: Programming Document for period 2018-2020 endorsed by the Strategy’s Participants news

Brussels – Representatives of the South East Europe’s (SEE) economies participating in implementation SEE 2020 Strategy endorsed the Programming Document for the period 2018-2020, at the 6th Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee held in Brussels, under auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), today, 12 March 2018. This Programming Document, same as the ones setting the path of ...


05 Mar 2018
Western Balkans’ Regional Economic Area on the Agenda of Kopaonik Business Forum 2018 news

Kopaonik – Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Secretary General Goran Svilanovic moderated a panel titled ‘Western Balkans - challenges: Regional economic area?’ within the 25th edition of the Kopanonik Business Forum, at Kopaonik today. The Secretary General Svilanovic underlined that regional cooperation of the Western Balkans has received a new impetus through the Berlin process to design ...


21 Feb 2018
Labour Markets in the Western Balkans: Performance, Causes and Policy Options report

The report is an analysis of trends in the Western Balkan Six labour markets since 2010 and provides recommendations for improving labour markets’ conditions. It focuses on conditions for job creation and factors leading to the employment problems of the region. This is a joint endeavor of researchers from the region and is the first comparative analysis of this kind covering recent years and made ...


21 Feb 2018
Western Balkans should enhance its competitiveness and improve its market orientation to fight unemployment news

Sarajevo – Although the Western Balkans region suffered the dramatic employment fall in the period following the global economic crisis 2008-2011, “the situation recovered over the subsequent five years and by 2016 total employment had again reached 6.5 million, representing an increase of 8.9%”, reads recently published report ‘Labour Markets in the Western Balkans: Performance, Causes and ...


16 Feb 2018
Minutes of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans meeting document

Minutes of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans, held on 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany


19 Dec 2017
Fragmentation of capital market in WB6 compels for regional actions and further integration news

First Meeting of the Western Balkans Six Capital Market Authorities Vienna - In line with its activities on the implementation of the Multi Annual Action Plan (MAP) for a Regional Economic Area (REA), the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) organised the first meeting of the Western Balkans Six (WB6) Capital Market Authorities “Diversification of financial systems to boost investment’, which took ...


04 Dec 2017
Leaflet on Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans - MAP brochure

The leaders of Western Balkans Six (WB6) endorsed the Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans (MAP), at the Berlin-process summit held on 12 July 2017 in Trieste.


01 Dec 2017
Monitoring Committee of the SEE 2020 Strategy Meets news

Vienna - The 5th meeting of SEE 2020 Strategy Monitoring Committee, organised by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), took place in Vienna on 1 December 2017. Given the time frame of the SEE 2020 Strategy implementation and monitoring cycle, participants of today's meeting kicked start the new monitoring cycle, agreeing on the new timetable for collection of data on the Strategy’s implementation ...


30 Nov 2017
Meeting of the South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) growth Strategy’s Coordination Board news

Vienna - SEE 2020 Strategy Coordination Board met at its 10th meeting in Vienna on 30 November 2017. The participants took stock of the 2017 SEE 2020 Monitoring process, including the results presented in the Annual Report on Implementation (ARI) and the findings from the Balkan Barometer 2017 Survey, and kicked-off the new monitoring cycle, agreeing on the timeline, roles and responsibilities stemming ...


22 Nov 2017
RCC, ETF continue building human capital in the region news

Brussels – The Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, and newly appointed Director of the European Training Foundation (ETF), Cesare Onestini, signed an agreement on continuation of cooperation between the two organisations, in Brussels today. Svilanovic expressed satisfaction with earlier cooperation between the two organizations in the areas of skills and ...


21 Nov 2017
UNCTAD, RCC present Investment Policy Review of South East Europe news

Regional cooperation of crucial importance for attracting investments in South East Europe Geneva – The Investment Policy Review (IPR) of South East Europe (SEE), conducted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) with the support of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), has been presented in Geneva today.  The Study is based on a traditional UNCTAD Investment ...


17 Nov 2017
Participants list of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans meeting document

Participants list of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans, in Bonn (Germany) on 17 November 2017


17 Nov 2017
Agenda of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans meeting document

Agenda of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans, in Bonn (Germany) on 17 November 2017


17 Nov 2017
Ministerial Declaration on the occasion of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans declaration/decision

The participants of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans, organised by the RCC and the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Serbia, on 17 November 2017 in Bonn, endorsed the Declaration on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans agreeing on the growing need in the region to improve the coordination of existing regional initiatives and projects ...


17 Nov 2017
Bonn: Western Balkans reaffirms its strong commitment to regional cooperation in addressing environmental and climate challenges news

Svilanovic: 73% of citizens of the region perceive climate change as a problem Bonn – Western Balkans authorities in charge of the environmental and climate change gathered at high-level panel in Bonn, Germany today, voicing strong commitment to joint regional action in responding to environmental and climate challenges. The event was organised by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the ...


31 Oct 2017
RCC hosts the first meeting of coordinators for the Western Balkans Regional Economic Area news

Brussels - Following the Trieste Western Balkans (WB) Summit and the endorsement of the RCC’s Multi Action Plan (MAP) for a Regional Economic Area (REA) in the WB6, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Western Balkans Chamber Investment Forum (CIF), organized the first Meeting of the MAP coordinators that ended in Brussels today. “We are now straight in MAP’s implementation mode - ...


25 Oct 2017
Preventing Corruption in Public Institutions through Efficient Identification of Risks news

Two-day Regional Forum on anticorruption opens in Ljubljana  Ljubljana - Efficient identification of corruption risks and their assessment in public institutions is the main topic of a two-day Regional Forum which started in Ljubljana, Slovenia today.    Opening the Forum, Boris Štefanec, the Chief Commissioner of the Slovenian Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, expressed ...


09 Oct 2017
BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY survey

The 2017 edition of BALKAN BAROMETER (BB) is yet another instalment in the series of annual public opinion surveys commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council. It collects and analyses data across a host of thematic areas, examining aspirations and expectations of the region's populations and its business community on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends as well as regional ...


09 Oct 2017
BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY survey

The 2017 edition of BALKAN BAROMETER (BB) is yet another instalment in the series of annual public opinion surveys commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council. It collects and analyses data across a host of thematic areas, examining aspirations and expectations of the region's populations and its business community on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends as well as regional ...


09 Oct 2017
BALKAN BAROMETER 2017 - INFOGRAPHICS survey

This publication features the prevailing issues of the Balkan Barometer (BB) 2017 survey through infographics. The 2017 edition of BB is yet another instalment in the series of annual public opinion surveys commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council. The entire BB survey is available at http://www.rcc.int/seeds


09 Oct 2017
RCC’s Balkan Barometer 2017: Unemployment remains the chief concern, while anxiety over corruption grows news

Brussels – The Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) presented in Brussels today the 2017 edition of the Balkan Barometer (BB), an annual survey of citizens and business communities’ opinion on the situation in the region. “While there is further evidence of economic recovery across a number of the region’s larger economies, unemployment remains the chief concern. Worryingly, the Barometer ...


06 Oct 2017
RCC to present its Balkan Barometer 2017 – a perception survey of citizens and business communities on the situation in the region news

Brussels – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is to present its 3rd edition of the public and business opinion survey – Balkan Barometer 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, on 9 October 2017.  The launch, organised by the RCC in cooperation with European Policy Centre (EPC) – an independent think-thank, envisages presentation of key findings of the Balkan Barometer public and business opinion ...


12 Jul 2017
Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans Six meeting document

The leaders of Western Balkans Six (WB6) endorsed the Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans (MAP), prepared by the RCC, at the Berlin Process summit on 12 July 2017, in Trieste, Italy . The RCC has been tasked to monitor and inform on the progress achieved in MAP implementation.


12 Jul 2017
Trieste: Six Western Balkans leaders endorse Regional Economic Area news

RCC tasked to monitor and inform on the progress achieved in its implementation Trieste - The leaders of Western Balkans Six (WB6) endorsed the Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans (MAP), at the summit in Trieste today. The MAP has been created to enable unobstructed flow of goods, services, capital and highly skilled labour, making the region more attractive ...


04 Jul 2017
SEE2020 Strategy Targets and Results page

       Despite the negative influence of political developments on investment and growth - reduced investment inflows and increased cost of capital; hindered capacity of the governments to implement reforms; and seized up business activity within the economies, in economic terms, the region has returned to a steady ...


29 Jun 2017
South East Europe 2020: 2017 Annual Report on Implementation report

The report, endorsed at the SEE 2020 Governing Board meeting held on 28 June 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, reflects the status of implementation of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy.


28 Jun 2017
Infographics - SOUTH EAST EUROPE 2020: 2017 ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION brochure

This publication shows the most catching results in implementation of the SEE 2020 Strategy until December 2016 through Infographics. For full information where the SEE is when it comes to implementation of the SEE 2020 strategy, please check the South East Europe 2020: 2017 Annual Report on Implementation.


28 Jun 2017
Annual report on SEE 2020 Strategy implementation endorsed news

  Dubrovnik – Governing Board of the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) SEE 2020 Strategy (SEE 2020) endorsed the Annual Report on Strategy’s implementation (ARI). The fourth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Governing Board was held in Dubrovnik today, in the eve of the RCC’s Annual meeting.   Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the RCC stressed that the 2017 draft edition of ARI, ...


26 Jun 2017
RCC to present report on its activities in the past year and the SEE 2020 Development Strategy’s implementation results, at meetings in Dubrovnik news

South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy Governing Board Meeting At its 4th annual meeting the Governing Board of the RCC’s SEE 2020 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 ...


30 May 2017
SEE 2020 Monitoring Committee discusses initial findings of the SEE 2020 Strategy Annual Report on Implementation news

Brussels – Monitoring Committee of South East Europe’s 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy met in Brussels today at the technical meeting focused on monitoring process of the Strategy, to discuss initial findings of the draft Strategy’s Annual Report on Implementation (ARI), review the proposals for the revised headline targets and synergise efforts with other monitoring frameworks in SEE.     “The ...


22 May 2017
Sarajevo Business Forum 2017: RCC hosts panel "One Region, One Economy - Connectivity and Potential" news

Sarajevo – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) hosted a panel "One Region, One Economy - Connectivity and Potential" at Sarajevo Business Forum 2017 (SBF 2017) today. This year’s edition of the SBF 2017 is being co-organized by the RCC.  Dragana Djurica, RCC’s Senior Expert on Competitiveness, said that economic integration of South East Europe is a certain avenue to ...


17 May 2017
Minutes from the Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans meeting document

The Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans, was held on 16 March 2017, in Sarajevo.


11 May 2017
Western Balkans’ economies continue preparations for the upcoming Triste Summit at the joint RCC-CEFTA-European Commission Workshop news

Sarajevo – Representatives of the Western Balkan (WB) six economies coming from ministries in charge of labour, education, trade, investments, digital agenda, foreign affairs as well as representatives of prime ministers gathered in Sarajevo today to identify joint economic integration initiatives and priority areas that could be presented at the Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, Italy on 12 ...


18 Apr 2017
RCC survey: Only slightly more than half of people surveyed region-wide said whistleblowers should be supported news

Sarajevo – Attempting to raise public awareness against corruption in South East Europe (SEE), the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) surveyed what the public in the region felt towards the whistleblowing, as one of the highly effective tools to expose corruption, crime and other serious wrongdoings. The data analysis of this opinion survey, on both the Whistleblowing and protection of Whisltleblowers ...


12 Apr 2017
Public Attitudes to Whistleblowing in South East Europe - Data Analysis of Opinion Survey about Whistleblowing and the Protection of Whistleblowers report

This report examines how citizens in South East Europe view whistleblowers and the practice of whistleblowing. The analysis is based on hard data, providing hard evidence of where societies are in their progression towards better understanding of corruption and actions needed to be undertaken in order to generate public awareness about this issue.


06 Apr 2017
Skills and Mobility brochure

Brochure on RCC’s flagship ‘Skills and Mobility’, featuring goals, results, and actions of the organization in this area to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council is working towards globally competitive base of knowledge and skills in South East Europe; unhindered movement of people, students, researchers and workforce, allowing for increased employment opportunities ...


27 Mar 2017
The First Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans, 12-13 February 2015 page

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) hosted the First Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans in February 2015 in Sarajevo.  The meeting brought together all the major donor organisations and countries as well as recipients. The meeting focused on setting the scene for functional regional donor coordination by mapping the donor interventions and identifying gaps and opportunities. Formulating ...


27 Mar 2017
Second Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans, 23 March 2016 page

The Second Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, took place in Sarajevo on 23 March 2016. Getting a better understanding of regional donor interventions and helping align those interventions with region’s needs, were in the focus of this meeting. In addition to the donors and implementing agencies, the meeting ...


27 Mar 2017
Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans, 16 March 2017 page

The Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans addressed 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 ...


17 Mar 2017
SEE 2020 Programming Document 2017-2019 meeting document

The RCC South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy Programing Committee adopted the SEE 2020 Programming Document 2017-2019 at its 5th meeting on 15 March 2017 in Sarajevo. The document sets out the priority actions for the Strategy implementation in the coming period.


16 Mar 2017
Svilanovic: Higher level of regional economic integration can alleviate region’s economies news

Sarajevo - “To restart convergence with the EU, the Western Balkans (WB) economies need to look outside of their borders and the fairly small national economies,” said the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the opening of the Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the WB, in Sarajevo today. The meeting serves as a platform for discussion of ongoing ...


15 Mar 2017
SEE 2020 triennial Programming Document adopted news

Sarajevo – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy Programing Committee adopted the SEE 2020 Programming Document 2017-2019 at its 5th meeting in Sarajevo today. The document sets out the priority actions for the Strategy implementation in the coming period.   “This document is a result of a structured process, which involved consultations and coordination ...


15 Mar 2017
RCC to host Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans news

Sarajevo - The Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), is to take place in Sarajevo tomorrow. The meeting will discuss the needs and priorities of the region, providing an overview of the ongoing trends, requirements and achievements in areas of sustainable economic development, public administration reform, rule of law and freedom ...


12 Mar 2017
Annual Report on Implementation of the SEE 2020 Strategy page

Based on the inputs gathered during the data and information collection, the RCC develops the first draft of the SEE 2020 Annual Report on Implementation (ARI) and seeks feedback from the Monitoring Committee and the RDCs. In the analysis and report-writing phase of the monitoring cycle, RCC develops the first draft of ARI by using the inputs gathered during the data and information ...


01 Jan 2017
Connectivity brochure

Brochure on RCC’s flagship ‘Connectivity’, featuring goals, results, and actions of the organization in this area to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council is working towards better connected South East Europe, integrated in the EU transport, energy and digital networks and an active contributor to the relevant EU policies.


01 Jan 2017
Competitiveness brochure

Brochure on RCC’s flagship ‘Competitiveness’, featuring goals, results, and actions of the organization in this area to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council is working towards integration of the South East Europe market, making it more competitive on the global business scene, and generating more revenues and jobs


17 Dec 2016
SEE2020 Strategy Donor Coordination page

Donor Coordination Process The start of annual donor coordination is marked by the finalisation of the SEE 2020 Programming Document, which identifies the main priorities for the next three years. Therefore the RCC organises direct consultations with the relevant donors active in the region in order to communicate the priorities identified during the programming process. This phase occurring  during ...


02 Dec 2016
RCC: Setting up priorities for 2017-2019 SEE2020 Strategy implementation in Belgrade news

Belgrade/Sarajevo - In a series of workshops throughout the Western Balkan economies, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) met today with Serbian authorities to discuss the needs and priorities of national administration related to the implementation of the South East Europe 20202 (SEE 2020) Strategy in the next three years.  The event was opened by the Representative of the European Integration ...


30 Nov 2016
RCC: SEE 2020 Strategy’s Monitoring Committee meets at the 3rd annual meeting news

Sarajevo/Vienna – Monitoring Committee of the South East Europe 2020 growth Strategy (SEE 2020) met at its regular third annual meeting in Vienna today, organised by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).  “Monitoring of the SEE 2020 Strategy implementation should be looked at as one of the means used by SEE economies - owners of the Strategy, for speeding up the convergence between ...


11 Nov 2016
RCC: SEE 2020 Strategy implementation priorities in the next 3 years, in focus of the Tirana workshop news

Sarajevo/Tirana – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat discussed the priorities for implementation of the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Development Strategy for the next 3 years with Albanian authorities soliciting comments and feedback for future activities towards the Strategy goals, at workshop in Tirana today. The meeting brought together representatives of Albanian government and ...


10 Nov 2016
Balkan Barometer 2016, Infographics, pocket edition survey

Balkan Barometer 2016 edition is a comprehensive survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) on attitudes, experiences and perceptions of the general public and business community in South East Europe on various economic, social, political and cultural issues. It is an integral part of the annual monitoring process of the SEE2020 Strategy. Balkan Barometer pocket edition reveals the ...


10 Nov 2016
RCC’ Balkan Barometer survey: Albanians among the most optimistic about their expectations from the European integration news

Sarajevo/Tirana - The Albanians are among the most optimistic/hopeful people in the region about their expectations from the European integration process and the benefits deriving from EU membership - 81% of the Albanian respondents believe that EU membership is a good thing, against the South East Europe (SEE) average of 39%, was heard at the presentation of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s ...


06 Nov 2016
SEE2020 Strategy Dimension Coordinators page

List of regional dimension coordinators:


06 Nov 2016
Programming Process of the SEE 2020 Strategy page

The first step in the programming process is the internal preparation of the annual programming cycle. In this phase the RCC sets out the framework for programming, identifies programme ideas consistent with the targets set in the SEE 2020 Strategy, assesses the relevance and  feasibility of these ideas, and determine the scope of further work. The RCC has the ...


06 Nov 2016
Monitoring Process of the SEE 2020 Strategy page

The Monitoring of the SEE 2020 Strategy is conducted through a process of collecting and analysing data and information gathered from a variety of sources through structured annual cycles, with participation of a wide range of partners. The monitoring process is composed of four sub-processes: preparation; data and information collection; and analysis, concluded in drafting of ...


06 Nov 2016
SEE2020 Strategy Governance Process page

Coming soon!


06 Nov 2016
SEE2020 Strategy Meeting Documents page

Coming soon!


06 Nov 2016
SEE2020 Strategy Participants page

Coming soon!


06 Nov 2016
The South East Europe 2020 Strategy Governing Board page

The entire annual SEE 2020 Strategy Governance Cycle starts and finishes with the month of June, corresponding with the meeting of the SEE 2020 Governing Board and the RCC Annual Meeting. The main task of the SEE 2020 Governing Board is to analyse the progress achieved in the previous year through by adopting the SEE 2020 Strategy Annual Report on Implementation (ARI) and initiate ...


06 Nov 2016
SEE2020 Coordination Mechanism Matrix page

Coming soon!


06 Nov 2016
SEE2020 Strategy Targets and Results 2016 page

Mixed performance in reaching SEE 2020 targets The implementation of the SEE 2020 Strategy started in the aftermath of the largest global economic crisis in recent history which had a particularly negative impact in the SEE, reversing many of the gains achieved during the 2000s. The region has witnessed its economies contract, employment and investment plummet, and its financial sector at dire ...


27 Oct 2016
RCC: Athens hosts 9th meeting of the SEE 2020 Strategy Coordination Board news

Sarajevo/Athens – The 9th meeting of the regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy  Coordination Board was held in Athens, Greece, today. The meeting gathered the SEE 2020 regional dimension coordinators (RDCs) - CEFTA, SEETO, REC, ERISEE, SEECEL, RAI, NALAS, GWP Med, SEE Health Network, e-SEE initiative, SWG Secretariat, JSPAI and ReSPA, as well as ...


29 Sep 2016
The new SEE 2020 annual programming cycle kicks –off news

Sarajevo/Vienna, 29 September 2016 – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Programing Committee agreed upon the concept and timelines of the Strategy implementation work plan in the next three years, at its regular meeting in Vienna today.  “The SEE 2020 Programming document will provide unique and structured overview of priorities, potentials and opportunities, ...


21 Sep 2016
South East Europe 2020 – A review of progress, article by Sanjin Arifagic, RCC’s Coordinator of SEE 2020 Strategy interview/article

Europeanwesternbalkans.com published an article by Sanjin Arifagic, RCC's Coordinator of South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy, on the Strategy’s implantation.


21 Jun 2016
RCC’s Balkan Barometer 2016: The region is moving forward but unemployment, the economic situation and corruption remain the most pressing issues press release

SARAJEVO – South East European (SEE) econ­omies have started to recover, shows the 2016 edition of the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Balkan Barometer, which was presented in Sarajevo today. Although the Balkan Barometer 2016 shows the first signs of the region’s economic recovery – at least when it comes to the perceptions of citizens and businesses - the main mes­sage is very ...


21 Jun 2016
Balkan Barometer 2016: Business Opinion Survey survey

The Balkan Barometer, published for the first time in 2015, surveys 7,000 citizens and 1,400 businesses in seven SEE economies, on a wide range of issues dealing with the political, socio-economic, business and investment climate, infrastructure, rule of law and other developments in the region. This year’s survey also includes select information on Moldova and Slovenia, giving a wider overview of ...


21 Jun 2016
Balkan Barometer 2016: Public Opinion Survey survey

The Balkan Barometer, published for the first time in 2015, surveys 7,000 citizens and 1,400 businesses in seven SEE economies, on a wide range of issues dealing with the political, socio-economic, business and investment climate, infrastructure, rule of law and other developments in the region. This year’s survey also includes select information on Moldova and Slovenia, giving a wider overview of ...


21 Jun 2016
Infographic - Balkan Barometer 2016 brochure

This infographic represents the main findings of the RCC’s Balkan Barometer 2016.


17 Jun 2016
RCC’s Balkan Barometer 2016: And the people say… jobs! press release

SARAJEVO – Next week, on Tuesday, 21 June 2016, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is launching this year’s edition of the Balkan Barometer - an annual survey of attitudes, experiences and perceptions across the economies covered by the RCC’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy for Jobs and Prosperity in a European Perspective. The Balkan Barometer is a powerful tool that rounds ...


01 Jun 2016
South East Europe 2020: 2016 Annual Report on Implementation report

The report, presented at the SEE 2020 Governing Board meeting held on 30 May 2016 in Pravets, Bulgaria, reflects the status of implementation of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy.


30 May 2016
SEE 2020 Strategy implementation shows a mixed bag of results in the past year press release

Pravets – The Governing Board of the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy heard the Annual Report on the Strategy’s implementation (ARI) at its third meeting held in Pravets (Bulgaria) today. In the past year, the RCC has focused on integrating the lessons learned into key building blocks for the upcoming Strategy and Work Programme for 2017-2019 (SWP ...


20 Apr 2016
RCC call for proposals - 300.000 EUR for projects supporting implementation of the SEE 2020 Strategy press release

Sarajevo - The Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat (RCC) is seeking proposals for the implementation of the South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy with financial assistance from the RCC Small Grants Instrument for 2016. The total amount for these grants is 300.000 EUR. The Small Grants Programme focuses on three thematic areas: 1) Promotion and dissemination of results achieved under ...


23 Mar 2016
RCC: Second meeting on donor coordination in the Western Balkans ends in Sarajevo news

The Second meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans, organised by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), took place today in Sarajevo. The meeting brought together all the major donors who are active in the Western Balkans as well as representatives of international organisations and Western Balkan governments. The main goal of today’s meeting was to look at recent developments ...


22 Mar 2016
RCC to host second donor coordination meeting in the Western Balkans press release

SARAJEVO – The second Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, will take place in Sarajevo tomorrow. Getting a better understanding of regional donor interventions and helping align those interventions with region’s needs, will be in the focus of this meeting. In addition to the donors and implementing agencies, ...


04 Sep 2015
Integrating South Eastern Europe to global markets: RCC brings together Turkish and SEE businesses news

Ankara, 4 September 2015 - The Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Goran Svilanović, is to lead the panel on integration of South East Europe into the global markets, at the B20 meeting in Ankara today. The panel is co-organised by the RCC Secretariat and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), as a part of the B20 meeting of business people from G20 ...


22 May 2015
RCC Annual Meeting and presentation of the SEE Development Scoreboard press release

Tirana/Sarajevo - The RCC’s (Regional Cooperation Council) Annual Meeting in Tirana today heard a strong endorsement of the organisation’s efforts in fostering economic recovery and speeding up the European integration process of the region. The meeting’s host, Albanian Foreign Minister and Chair in Office of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP), Ditmir Bushati, said the RCC has ...


18 May 2015
South East Europe 2020 Strategy page

SEE2020 Strategy report | 21 NOV 2013 Download: EN  Upon request of the regional governments and with the support of the European Commission (EC) back in 2011, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) together with national administrations, regional bodies and relevant initiatives had engaged in a collaborative process to prepare a regional ...


08 May 2015
RCC Secretary General briefs Austrian parliamentarians on the SEE2020 Strategy news

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, briefed Austrian parliamentarians today on the implementation of the SEE2020 Strategy, RCC’s primary instrument for boosting growth and jobs in the region’s economies. Mr Svilanovic was taking part in a parliamentary hearing on the future Austrian regional cooperation strategy for the Danube Region and Western Balkans ...


06 May 2015
RCC’S Balkan Barometer Presented at the Regional Cooperation Day in Brussels press release

Sarajevo/Brussels – The Regional Cooperation Day (RCC) kicked off in Brussels with a premiere of the Balkan Barometer (BB), a comprehensive survey encompassing public and business opinion and sentiment on crucial economic and development issues. The Balkan Barometer is a part of an RCC’s “toolbox” in tracking the progress of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy (SEE 2020). The BB study ...


06 May 2015
Balkan Opinion Barometer 2015 survey

The report presents the results of the RCC-commissioned survey of public opinion of SEE citizens on crucial economic and development issues, intended to engage more closely the general public in context of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy. The survey was carried out in December 2014 by GfK, and was conducted face to face with 7000 respondents, in all seven economies covered by the Strategy.


06 May 2015
Balkan Business Barometer 2015 survey

The report presents the results of the RCC-commissioned survey of business sentiment in SEE on crucial economic and development issues, intended to engage more closely the business community in context of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy. The survey was carried out in December 2014 by GfK, and was conducted face to face with 1400 companies of different size and different business areas, which are not ...


23 Mar 2015
RCC's SEE2020 Strategy: stocktaking and evaluation continues in Belgrade news

“We have gathered here to assess what has been done in the implementation of Regional Cooperation Council’ (RCC) SEE 2020 Strategy, adopted by all the regional governments in November 2013”, said RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic. He stressed that the preliminary results of RCC’s Balkan Barometer[1] survey show that the people’s sentiment about the current economic situation is ...


02 Mar 2015
Implementation and monitoring of RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy discussed in Skopje today news

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Fatmir Besimi, Minister of Economy, Bekim Neziri, and Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Goran Svilanović, opened a meeting dedicated to the implementation and monitoring of the RCC’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 development strategy. Mr Besimi said that his government’s development programmes and plans are in harmony with ...


13 Feb 2015
RCC: Sarajevo hosts Meeting on Donor Coordination in Western Balkans press release

SARAJEVO – The Regional Cooperation  Council (RCC) is hosting a two day meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans in Sarajevo this Thursday and Friday and bringing together all the major donor organisations and countries as well as recipients. Day one of the meeting focused on setting the scene for functional regional donor coordination by mapping the donor interventions and ...


13 Feb 2015
Donor coordination conference for Western Balkans to be held annually under RCC auspices, concludes Sarajevo meeting news

The two day Donor Coordination meeting hosted by the Regional Cooperation  Council (RCC) ended today in Sarajevo. Almost  a hundred participants from major donor countries and organisations as well as recipients took part in the mapping and coordination of donor activities in the Western Balkans. They agreed with the RCC’s proposal to hold annual donor coordination conferences which would ...


09 Feb 2015
Svilanovic: Unemployment – Problem number 1 in the region news

“It’s a great pleasure to be with you here in Tirana to discuss the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy and the main developments in the past year” said Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), at the conference dedicated to the monitoring and implementation of RCC’s development strategy for SEE. Svilanovic said that Albania was one of the countries ...


05 Feb 2015
Podgorica: RCC roadshow on SEE 2020 strategy implementation, monitoring and promotion continues news

More than 50 representatives of the Montenegrin administration, international organisations, the business community, academia and civil society organisations, gathered in Podgorica today for a conference dedicated to the monitoring and implementation of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy. The participants also had a chance to see a video showing what Podgorica’s ...


03 Feb 2015
Employment and economic situation crucial for the region press release

PRISTINA – The implementation of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy, was the focus of today’s conference in Pristina, organized by the RCC Secretariat in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Participants heard about the instruments for measuring the results achieved ...


19 Jun 2014
Governing Board of the Regional Cooperation Council’s South East Europe 2020 Strategy meets in Bucharest press release

BUCHAREST, 19 June 2014 – The first ever meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy's Governing Board took place in Bucharest today. With low growth and unemployment as the greatest problems of the region, the SEE 2020 Strategy was developed by the RCC to assist the governments in focusing on the economy, job creation and good economic governance. RCC ...


19 Jun 2014
SEE 2020 Baseline Report: Towards Regional Growth book

The report, presented today at the First SEE 2020 Governing Board meeting, reflects the intensive work on implementation of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy, as integral part of the RCC SWP 2014 – 2016, carried out during the past months, coordinated by the RCC Secretariat.


06 Jun 2014
RCC to Present its Annual Report and SEE 2020 Scoreboard on 19 June 2014 in Bucharest press release

SARAJEVO – The 6th Annual Meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) will be held in Bucharest, Romania, on 19 June 2014. It is expected to endorse the report of the RCC Secretary General on Regional Cooperation in South East Europe (SEE) 2013-2014, and to assess the implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011 – 2013. The Annual meeting will be preceded by the First ...


19 Mar 2014
RCC’s South East Europe 2020 strategy topic of workshop for journalists held in Sarajevo news

A two-day workshop devoted to Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy gathering journalists from the Western Balkans, ended in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, today. The workshop provided journalists with the first-hand insight and information on the Strategy and key phases of its implementation that would be beneficial as references for later media reporting ...


21 Nov 2013
South East Europe 2020 strategy report

The goal of the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), is to improve living conditions in the region and bring competitiveness and development back in focus, closely following the vision of the EU strategy Europe 2020. It stresses out the shared vision of the SEE economies to open up to 1 million new jobs by 2020, by enabling employment growth from 39% to 44%, ...