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Strengthening Economic Cooperation Between South East Europe and Turkey

Description This study represents a proposal for strengthening and deepening the economic relations between South East Europe and Turkey, by providing comprehensive diagnostics of SEE’s and Turkey’s economies, complementarities between their businesses, as well as defining key strategic policy areas in which they can work together. It recommends and proposes specific project ideas which could serve as an inspiration for the public and private sectors of the SEE end Turkey, particularly in sourcing domestic business opportunities through investments and trade in targeted sectors; integration into global chains and opening opportunities in third markets. The RCC has teamed up with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and the Economic Policy Research foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) to prepare and publish this study.
Published 13.01.2016
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Corruption Risk Assessment in Public Institutions in South East Europe - Comparative Research and Methodology

Description The purpose of this paper is to provide Southeast European (SEE) economies with different options, integrated framework and practical advices to conduct tailored corruption risk assessment(s) efficiently and comprehensively, and consequently improve or upgrade governance / management of public sector institutions on integrity grounds. The paper is based on international best practices, theory and research, as well as the personal experience of author who was in the period 2011 - 2013 involved in the implementation of new system of integrity plans in Republic of Slovenia. At the Regional Conference on Corruption Risk Assessment, Public Procurement, and Open Contracting in South Eastern Europe, that took place on 26 – 27 May, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey, 10 Principles on Effective Corruption Risk Assessment in Public Administration were endorsed. The event was organized by United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in cooperation with Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI) and co-funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
Published 14.10.2015
Type study
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Anti-Corruption Assessment of Laws in South East Europe (‘Corruption Proofing’)

Description Anti-corruption assessment of laws aims at closing entry points for corruption contained in any legislation. For example, a badly regulated procedure for obtaining a building permit can make it easy for public officials to extort bribes from citizens. Once corruption proofing becomes an established practice, it will make legal drafters think ahead what corruption risks the legislation might facilitate in the future and how these risks can be avoided from the very beginning of the drafting process. The publication was developed by the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative and the Regional Cooperation Council, in cooperation with Dr. Tilman Hoppe. It shows that 13 countries in the world have a method in place for reviewing whether their general legislation contains any corruption risks. The added value of the publication lies in the Methodology it suggests. The Methodology compiles all best practices internationally available and describes an ideal corruption proofing process, the framework for implementing it, as well as all typical regulatory corruption risks. It is written as an easy to understand manual, which any reader will be able to work with, including civil society stakeholders, which are new to this tool. On 13 – 14 November, 2014, the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), the Ministry of State on Local Issues of Albania and the Southeast Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI) co-organized the Regional Conference on Good Governance and Anti-corruption Policy Challenges. The Conference recommended for use the Methodology on Anti-corruption Risk Assessment of Laws developed by RAI and RCC, and adopted the 10 Ten Principles of Effective Corruption Proofing as an international standard in this field and recommended corruption risk assessment as a corruption preventive tool.
Published 08.09.2015
Type study
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on Regional Cooperation in South East Europe in 2014-2015

Description The report covers the period April 2014-March 2015 and 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.
Published 12.05.2015
Type report
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Balkan Business Barometer 2015

Description 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 majority-owned by the state or government, in all seven economies covered by the Strategy.
Published 06.05.2015
Type survey
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Balkan Opinion Barometer 2015

Description 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.
Published 06.05.2015
Type survey
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Labour Mobility as a Factor of Development in South-East Europe

Description This study is a result of a strategic partnership between the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It aims to inform the regional consultative process on enhancing labour mobility in the region.
Published 25.03.2015
Type study
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SEE 2020 Baseline Report: Towards Regional Growth

Description 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.
Published 19.06.2014
Type report
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2013-2014

Description The report covers the period April 2013-April 2014 and 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.
Published 19.06.2014
Type report
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South East Europe 2020 strategy

Description 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%, increase of total regional trade turnover by more than double from 94 to 210 billion euro, the rise of the region’s GDP per capita from current 36% to 44% of the EU average, and the addition of 300,000 highly qualified people to the workforce.
Published 21.11.2013
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2012-2013

Description The report, endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 30 May 2013 in Ohrid, covers the period May 2012 – April 2013.
Published 30.05.2013
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Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2014-2016

Description The strategy was adopted by the RCC Board on 25 April 2013 in Sarajevo and endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 30 May 2013 in Ohrid.
Published 30.05.2013
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe in 2011-2012

Description The report, endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 13 June 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia, covers the period May 2011-May 2012.
Published 13.06.2012
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe in 2010-2011

Description The report, endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 28 June 2011 in Becici, Montenegro, covers the period May 2010-May 2011.
Published 28.06.2011
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Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2011 – 2013

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Published 17.06.2010
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe 2009-2010

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Published 28.05.2010
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe 2008-2009

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Published 14.05.2009
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Electronic South East Europe (eSEE) Initiative Newsletter no. 14

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Published 31.10.2008
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Report on ways to increase competitiveness in the Western Balkans

Description This is the advanced copy of the study “Defining and Strengthening Sector Specific Sources of Competitiveness in the Western Balkans – Recommendation for a Regional Investment Strategy”, prepared by OECD experts, with financial support of the European Commission, and in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council.
Published 16.10.2008
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Crime and Its Impact on the Balkans and the Affected Countries

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Published 31.03.2008
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2007 Zagreb SEECP Summit collection of speeches

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Published 11.05.2007
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Investment Compact brochure on investment in SEE

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Published 01.01.2007
Type brochure
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SME Policy Index

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Published 01.01.2007
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Health and Economic Development in SEE

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Published 01.06.2006
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Investment Reform Index

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Published 01.01.2006
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Improving Social Policy in SEE

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Published 01.11.2004
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