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
Regional Cooperation Council Board adopts the organization’s strategic work programme for 2008-2009
POMORIE, BULGARIA – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Board adopted the 2008-2009 Strategic Work Programme of the organization at a meeting held in the Bulgarian city of Pomorie today.
The strategic document was presented to the Board members by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, who highlighted the main course of action for the organization in the upcoming period.
"I am very happy that the Board has given its full support to the RCC roadmap in our priority areas of economic and social development, energy and infrastructure, justice and home affairs, security cooperation, building human capital, and parliamentary cooperation", said Biscevic.
"Our mission will be to promote mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South Eastern Europe in order to reinvigorate economic and social development in the region to the benefit of the citizens, as they strongly voice their wish to get closer to the European and Euro-Atlantic institutions."
At the same time, the Secretary General informed the Board members of the appointments to the positions in the RCC Secretariat. The following are the names of the persons appointed to the senior positions in the RCC Secretariat:
The Secretary General has appointed Mr. Jovan Tegovski to the post of Special Envoy of the RCC Secretary General for Relations with the Presidency of the EU Council.
The RCC Board meets quarterly. Its next meeting will be held in September 2008 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Board provides operational guidance and supervision to the RCC. It comprises of those RCC members contributing to the budget of the RCC Secretariat as well as the EU, represented by the Troika consisting of the EU Presidency, the European Commission and the European Council Secretariat.
The Concept Paper on regional ownership is available at www.rcc.int, while the full text of the 2008-2009 RCC Strategic Work Programme will be posted on the RCC website tomorrow, following the approval by the SEECP Heads of State and Government.
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