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Balkan Barometer 2020: Covid-19 impact assessment
24 Jun 2020 | survey

Following the annual issue of the Balkan Barometer survey, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) initiated additional analysis to observe more closely sentiments and perceptions of the general public and the business community in the context of recent developments deriving from COVID-19. In this respect, ...

BALKAN BAROMETER 2020: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY
24 Jun 2020 | survey

Balkan Barometer 2020 - the 6th edition of the RCC of the annual business opinion survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council to gather and interpret data spanning a number of thematic areas and topics. The Barometer examines both the region’s perceptions of today, and its expectations ...

BALKAN BAROMETER 2020: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY
24 Jun 2020 | survey

Balkan Barometer 2020 - the 6th edition of the annual public opinion survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council to gather and interpret data spanning a number of thematic areas and topics. The Barometer examines the region’s perceptions of today, and its expectations for tomorrow, giving ...

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

RCC SG speech at the presentation of Balkan Barometer 2020 on 24 June 2020
24 Jun 2020 | statement/speech

Introductory remarks by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council Majlinda Bregu on the ocassion of Balkan Barometer 2020 launch held in a form of webinar on 24 June 2020

Balkan Barometer - COVID19 pandemic Impact Assessment Infographics
23 Jun 2020 | brochure

The Balkan Barometer 2020 edition presents for the first time the perception and sentiments on COVID19 pandemic Impact Assessment. COVID19 pandemic Impact Assessment infographics booklet features some of the defining opinions of our citizens and business on jobs, economy and recovery in regard to the ...

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

BALKAN BAROMETER 2020 - INFOGRAPHICS
22 Jun 2020 | 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 ...

Viral slowdown, Article by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
19 Jun 2020 | interview/article

Article by the RCC SG on the effects of coronavirus on employment in the Western Balkans. "According to ILO estimates, in the second quarter of 2020 the Western Balkans will lose 11.6% of hours worked due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is equivalent to more than 800,000 employment losses and could ...

Digital is the future, minus the dark side…. , Op-ed by Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General
04 Jun 2020 | interview/article

"The lockdown brought high unemployment rate rise in the Western Balkans, between 5% and more than 30%. But without modern technologies that enabled working from home and saving jobs, that number would have been even higher. 38% of our citizens see COVID-19 pandemic as a threat to their job or jobs of ...

Balkan Barometer: 80% of Western Balkans managers consider digital skills very important for doing businesses
01 Jun 2020 | news

RCC, ITU organize webinar on Development of National Digital Skills Strategies Sarajevo/Belgrade/Zurich – “Benefits of digital technologies are multi-fold. Not only they can generate greater benefits from macroeconomic perspective but could also ease procedures and make borders less visible, processes ...

Bregu: Western Balkans needs to switch its development trajectory from physical capital accumulation to knowledge accumulation
26 May 2020 | news

RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu welcomed participants of the ITU Regional Development Forum for Europe Sarajevo/Tirana/Geneva - “Still unpublished latest edition of the RCC’s annual public and business survey for the Wester Balkans -  Balkan Barometer 2020 shows that, as expected, internet ...

With Proven Potential for Innovation, Youth are Our Greatest Investment Opportunity
22 May 2020 | interview/article

With Proven Potential for Innovation, Youth are Our Greatest Investment Opportunity, Article by Adem Gashi, Team Leader of the RCC Western Balkans Youth Lab Project "There is no crystal ball to tell the fortune, but it’s crystal clear that by involving youth in decision making, the region will ...

RCC to Present Balkan Barometer 2019 at the Annual meeting of the organisation in Sarajevo
07 Jul 2019 | news

Sarajevo - The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is to present the 5th, 2019 edition of its public and businesses viewpoints survey – Balkan Barometer (BB) at the Annual meeting of the organisation that is taking place on 8 July 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The premier presentation ...

BALKAN BAROMETER 2019 - INFOGRAPHICS
04 Jul 2019 | 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 ...

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

BALKAN BAROMETER 2019: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY
03 Jul 2019 | survey

Balkan Barometer 2019, the fifth instalment of the RCC-commissioned annual survey of regional perceptions and attitudes across a wide array of social, political and economic factors impacting life in South East Europe (SEE), is modestly optimistic. It shows growing support for EU membership with more ...

BALKAN BAROMETER 2019: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY
03 Jul 2019 | survey

Balkan Barometer 2019, the fifth instalment of the RCC-commissioned annual survey of regional perceptions and attitudes across a wide array of social, political and economic factors impacting life in South East Europe (SEE), is modestly optimistic. It shows growing support for EU membership with more ...

BALKAN BAROMETER 2018: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY
06 Jul 2018 | survey

2018 Balkan Barometer is the fourth instalment of the annual public opinion survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council to gather and interpret data spanning a number of thematic areas and topics. The Barometer, as in previous years, examines both the region’s perceptions of today, and ...

BALKAN BAROMETER 2018: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY
06 Jul 2018 | survey

2018 Balkan Barometer is the fourth instalment of the annual public opinion survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council to gather and interpret data spanning a number of thematic areas and topics. The Barometer, as in previous years, examines both the region’s perceptions of today, and ...

BALKAN BAROMETER 2018 - INFOGRAPHICS
06 Jul 2018 | 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 ...

BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY
09 Oct 2017 | 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 ...

BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY
09 Oct 2017 | 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 ...

BALKAN BAROMETER 2017 - INFOGRAPHICS
09 Oct 2017 | 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

Balkan Barometer 2016, Infographics, pocket edition
10 Nov 2016 | 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 ...

Balkan Barometer 2016: Business Opinion Survey
21 Jun 2016 | 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 ...

Balkan Barometer 2016: Public Opinion Survey
21 Jun 2016 | 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 ...

Balkan Opinion Barometer 2015
06 May 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 ...

Balkan Business Barometer 2015
06 May 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 ...