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Overview of Grants Recipients – 1st Call for Proposals, awarded by the RCC’s Tourism Development and Promotion Project

Overview of Grants Recipients – 1st Call for Proposals, awarded by the RCC’s Tourism Development and Promotion Project
information material | 09 NOV 2018

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s EU-funded Tourism Development and Promotion Project has awarded the first twelve, out of 30 + grants in total value of EUR 548,000. These grants are awarded to the best project proposals received through the public call for proposals looking for ideas intended to improve a joint Western Balkans cultural and adventure tourism offer, as well as infrastructure and quality of services along the selected touristic routes.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat
report | 18 OCT 2018

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 March – 15 October 2018.

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Checklists on Corruption Risks in the Healthcare Sector

Checklists on Corruption Risks in the Healthcare Sector
study | 21 SEP 2018

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) developed a comprehensive Checklist of Corruption Risks in Healthcare Sector with a purpose of strengthening capacities of anti-corruption bodies in identifying and addressing corruption risks in healthcare system. Given the RCC’s Balkan Barometer Public Opinion showing continuous high level concerns of region’s citizens when it comes to corruption, especially in healthcare sector, this checklist reviews whether there are full set of controls in place, in order to minimize the risks for corruption.

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Initial Statement on the Horizon Europe Proposal by Western Balkan Six

Initial Statement on the Horizon Europe Proposal by Western Balkan Six
declaration/decision | 17 JUL 2018

The Initial Statement on the Horizon Europe Proposal represents the initial joint position of Ministries responsible for Science of the Western Balkan Six on the European Commission proposal for Horizon Europe. The preparation of the Statement has been facilitated by the Regional Cooperation Council which was tasked to communicate the Statement to the relevant European Institutions.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2018: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

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

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 its expectations for tomorrow, giving voice to the SEE’s business community as well as its citizens at large.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2018: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

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

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 its expectations for tomorrow, giving voice to the SEE’s business community as well as its citizens at large.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2018 - INFOGRAPHICS

BALKAN BAROMETER 2018 - INFOGRAPHICS
brochure | 06 JUL 2018

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

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

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

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 of its products and services on the international markets.

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Brochure: Implementation of the Multi-Annual Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA)

Brochure: Implementation of the Multi-Annual Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA)
book | 03 JUL 2018

Brochure: Implementation of the Multi-Annual Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA): Economies at a Glance>State of Play and Way Forward

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Annual Report on Implementation of the Multi-Annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA) in Western Balkan Six (WB6)

Annual Report on Implementation of the Multi-Annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA) in Western Balkan Six (WB6)
report | 03 JUL 2018

The Multi-annual Action Plan (MAP) for a Regional Economic Area (REA) in the Western Balkans Six (WB6), endorsed at the Trieste Summit of 12 July 2017, puts forward a strategic joint agenda for the Western Balkan economies to further regional economic cooperation with a view to unleash the potentials for growth, create conditions for better, transparent and predictable investment climate and improve the overall economic competitiveness of the WB6 economies. The actions introduced in the MAP REA are expected to be implemented until 2020, with some extensions until 2023, focusing on four key components: Trade, Investment, Mobility and Digital Integration.

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Tourism Development and Promotion Project presentation by Snjezana Derviskadic, Project's Team Leader

Tourism Development and Promotion Project presentation by Snjezana Derviskadic, Project's Team Leader
meeting document | 02 JUL 2018

Intervention by Snjezana Derviskadic, Project Leader of the RCC-led Tourism and Development and Promotion Project presented at the project launch in Sarajevo on 28 June 2018.

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MAP Stocktaking and Needs Assessment Report

MAP Stocktaking and Needs Assessment Report
report | 19 JUN 2018

The overall aim of the Multi-Annual Action Plan (MAP) Stocktaking and Needs Assessment Report is to take stock of the measures and resources needed to implement the key objectives set out in the MAP and recommend future actions, both at economy and regional level. The report identifies the major policy gaps and needs, including assistance through bilateral or regional projects, and proposes a set of measures needed to overcome them with a view to effective and timely implementation of the MAP as a whole.

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Study on climate change in the Western Balkans region

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

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 process and supports further advance in the work of the Regional Working Group on Environment. In addition to its initial motive, the Study analyses and outlines the issues of cross-border dependence, which require WB coordinated approach. Results obtained during this Study are beyond the presented conclusions, and hopefully will find purpose in further detail assessments of more specific issues related to future planning.

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Agenda of RCC's Roma Integration 2020 National Platform Meeting

Agenda of RCC's Roma Integration 2020 National Platform Meeting
meeting document | 06 JUN 2018

Agenda of RCC's Roma Integration 2020 National Platform Meeting, on 11 June in Tirana

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Participants list of the Regional Conference Unlocking Benefits of Public Participation

Participants list of the Regional Conference Unlocking Benefits of Public Participation
meeting document | 04 JUN 2018

Participants list of the Regional Conference Unlocking Benefits of Public Participation, in Vienna on 11 June 2018

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Participants list of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Participants list of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 30 MAY 2018

Participants list of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment, 30 May 2018 in Skopje

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Agenda of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Agenda of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 30 MAY 2018

Agenda of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment, 30 May 2018 in Skopje

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Tourism Development & Promotion Brochure

Tourism Development & Promotion Brochure
brochure | 28 MAY 2018

The Regional Cooperation Council’s Tourism Development & Promotion project works to develop and globally promote joint regional tourism routes and offers; improve skills and capacities in tourism industry; remove administrative barriers to tourism development; and increase inflow of tourists and tourism-generated revenues, thus contributing to the overall economic growth of the region.

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Statement from the Ministerial Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2018

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

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

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Regional Investment Reform Agenda for the Western Balkans Six

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

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 of the SEE 2020 Strategy, Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) and EU pre-accession and accession processes. The RIRA will be forwarded to presentation, consideration and approval of the region’s Prime Ministers at the occasions of the upcoming WB6 Summits in Sofia and London, taking place on 17 May 2018 and 10 July 2018, respectively.

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Statement from the Ministerial Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 September - 31 December 2017

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 September - 31 December 2017
report | 20 MAR 2018

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 1 September – 31 December 2017 .

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Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans - Participants List

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

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

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Conclusions from the Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans

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

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 of SEE 2020 Strategy and Regional Economic Area in the WB region.

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SEE 2020 Programming Document 2018-2020

SEE 2020 Programming Document 2018-2020
meeting document | 13 MAR 2018

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.

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List of participants of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee

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

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

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Agenda of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee

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

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

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Conclusions from the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee

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

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 implementation SEE 2020 Strategy, including representatives from the Offices of the National IPA Coordinators (NIPAC Offices), SEE2020 National Coordinators and representatives from the institutions responsible for aid coordination.

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Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process for Western Balkans

Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process for Western Balkans
brochure | 06 MAR 2018

Western Balkans Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process have been endorsed by ministers in charge of public administration reform from Western Balkan economies, at the 8th Governing Board Meeting at Ministerial Level, organised by Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA), on 6 November 2017 in Tirana. The Recommendations, developed by RCC in partnership with ReSPA, are the result of a joint work with the region's economies based on a need for greater involvement and stronger role of the public and civil society in legislative and policy-making processes. They represent a set of guidelines and rules made to encourage and assist governments to design policies and legislation in an inclusive manner, enabling an active participation of society, including non-governmental organisations, private sector and advisory bodies.

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Labour Markets in the Western Balkans: Performance, Causes and Policy Options

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

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 available to the regional and international audience in the English language.

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Western Balkan Public Employment Services Benchlearning Initiative - Good Practices and Flagship Results

Western Balkan Public Employment Services Benchlearning Initiative - Good Practices and Flagship Results
brochure | 21 FEB 2018

The data presented in this brochure are result of the regional Public Employment Services (PES) benchlearning exercise, which included self-assessment and external assessment in crucial areas and aspects of PES performance fully aligned with the European Union (EU) PES benchlearning model, conducted in 2017 by the Regional Cooperation Council under the Employment and Social Affairs Platform – ESAP in each of the Western Balkans six economies.

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Minutes of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

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

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

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STUDY ON THE EXISTING SYSTEMS OF JUDICIAL TRAINING IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

STUDY ON THE EXISTING SYSTEMS OF JUDICIAL TRAINING IN THE WESTERN BALKANS
report | 15 JAN 2018

Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) commissioned a Study on the existing systems of judicial training in the Western Balkans containing deep analysis of judicial training systems in WB6. The Study identifies recent reforms in the field and necessary changes of the regulatory framework. The Study also identifies topics in EU and international law relevant for WB region and proposes RCC’s regional training activities in order to improve cross-border cooperation and competency of WB judiciaries in specific common topics in order to achieve similar level of knowledge in EU law of judges and prosecutors in WB as it is in EU MS.
The Study mapes ongoing projects in judicial training in WB, thus enabling better planning, identifying existing results, avoiding overlapping, duplication and non-sustainable activities.

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MAP - Guidelines on Governance

MAP - Guidelines on Governance
meeting document | 18 DEC 2017

The document represents the draft Guidelines on Governance, Coordination and Reporting for Consolidated Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP) in the Western Balkans Six.

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

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

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.

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A Waiting Game: Assessing and Responding to the Threat from Returning Foreign Fighters in the Western Balkans

A Waiting Game: Assessing and Responding to the Threat from Returning Foreign Fighters in the Western Balkans
study | 30 NOV 2017

This study, based on a combination of desk research, questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, as well as field visits to the Western Balkans, aims to map the needs and provide an assessment of capacities in the region related to the disengagement, de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration of former foreign fighters.

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Participants list of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

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

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

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Agenda of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

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

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

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Ministerial Declaration on the occasion of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

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

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 as well as those which would be developed to serve the SEE 2020 Strategy goals. They also recognised strong interlinkages between energy, and environment and climate change policies, looking for ways to strengthen inter-sectorial cooperation at the highest political level

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Western Balkans - Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process

Western Balkans - Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process
declaration/decision | 06 NOV 2017

Western Balkans Recommendation on Public Participation have been endorsed by ministers in charge of public administration reform from Western Balkan economies, at the 8th Governing Board Meeting at Ministerial Level, organised by Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA), on 6 November 2017 in Tirana. The Recommendations, developed by RCC in partnership with ReSPA, are the result of a joint work with the region's economies based on a need for greater involvement and stronger role of the public and civil society in legislative and decision-making processes. They represent a set of guidelines and rules made to encourage and assist governments to design policies and legislation in an inclusive manner, enabling an active participation of society, including non-governmental organisations, private sector and advisory bodies.

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Operational conclusions of the first MAP Coordinators’ meeting

Operational conclusions of the first MAP Coordinators’ meeting
meeting document | 31 OCT 2017

The document represents the operational conclusions of the first Meeting of Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP) Coordinators and MAP business-to-government (B2G) meeting, held on 31 October 2017, in Brussels.

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REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL COOPERATION COUNCIL SECRETARIAT FOR THE PERIOD 1 April – 31 August 2017

REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL COOPERATION COUNCIL SECRETARIAT FOR THE PERIOD 1 April – 31 August 2017
report | 18 OCT 2017

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 1 April – 31 August 2017 .

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY
survey | 09 OCT 2017

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 and European integration, among others. Balkan Barometer Public Opinion Survey conducted by GfK, among 8000 citizens in the course of 2016 throughout our part of Europe, is an easy-to-access source of information. The RCC website www.rcc.int permits download of the publication as well as its datasets which are easily searchable.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY
survey | 09 OCT 2017

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 and European integration, among others. Balkan Barometer Business Opinion Survey conducted by GfK, among 16800 companies in the course of 2016 throughout our part of Europe, is an easy-to-access source of information. The RCC website www.rcc.int permits download of the publication as well as its datasets which are easily searchable.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2017 - INFOGRAPHICS

BALKAN BAROMETER 2017 - INFOGRAPHICS
survey | 09 OCT 2017

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

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Western Balkans Recommendations on Public Participation-draft

Western Balkans Recommendations on Public Participation-draft
meeting document | 22 SEP 2017

The Recommendations represent a set of guidelines and rules for effective public participation and recommendations for policy-making cycle, including policy formulation, decision-making process, implementation and evaluation.

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Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans Six

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

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.

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2016-2017

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2016-2017
report | 29 JUN 2017

The Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017. 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.

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South East Europe 2020: 2017 Annual Report on Implementation

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

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.

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

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

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.

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List of participants of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

List of participants of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 20 JUN 2017

Regional Group on Environment (RWG Env) met for the fifth time in Belgrade to discuss current environmental challenges and actions forward.

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Minutes of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Minutes of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 20 JUN 2017

Regional Group on Environment (RWG Env) met for the fifth time in Belgrade to discuss current environmental challenges and actions forward.

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Agenda of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Agenda of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 20 JUN 2017

Regional Group on Environment (RWG Env) met for the fifth time in Belgrade to discuss current environmental challenges and actions forward.

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Minutes from the Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans

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

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

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat for the period 1 January – 31 March 2017

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat for the period 1 January – 31 March 2017
report | 16 MAY 2017

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 1 January and 31 March 2017.

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Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP)

Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP)
brochure | 05 MAY 2017

Brochure of RCC’s Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP) project features goals, results, and actions to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council’s ESAP project aims to strengthen institutional capacities to effectively develop inclusive and dynamic labour markets and implement social policy reforms aligned with the EU enlargement requirements in the region.

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Security Cooperation

Security Cooperation
brochure | 05 MAY 2017

Brochure on Security Cooperation features RCC’s goals, results, and actions of the organization in this area to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council is working towards safe and stable South East Europe, part of the European and wider security architecture, able to take care of its own security and contribute to the security of Europe, supporting European and Euro-Atlantic integration process of the region.

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Rule of Law

Rule of Law
brochure | 05 MAY 2017

Brochure on Rule of Law features RCC’s goals, results, and actions of the organization in this area to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council is working towards independent and accountable judiciary, and transparent and efficient public services in South East Europe.

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Report on e-enforcement system on the basis of the authentic documents

Report on e-enforcement system on the basis of the authentic documents
report | 26 APR 2017

The Report focuses on analysis of the existing systems of judicial e-enforcement based on authentic documents in the Beneficiaries with the ultimate goal of improvements in the field of enforcement in the entire region through legislative, organizational and ICT measures.

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

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

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.

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Skills and Mobility

Skills and Mobility
brochure | 06 APR 2017

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 and creation of new jobs.

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Roma Integration 2020

Roma Integration 2020
brochure | 20 MAR 2017

Brochure on RCC’ Project ‘Roma Integration 2020’, featuring goals, results, and actions to be undertaken in the forthcoming period.
The Roma Integration 2020 project, implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) with the financial support of the European Union and the Open Society Foundations, aims to contribute to reducing the socio-economic gap between the Roma and non-Roma population in the Western Balkans and Turkey and to strengthen the institutional obligations of governments to incorporate and deliver specific Roma integration goals in mainstream policy developments.

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SEE 2020 Programming Document 2017-2019

SEE 2020 Programming Document 2017-2019
meeting document | 17 MAR 2017

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.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 September – 31 December 2016

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 September – 31 December 2016
report | 15 MAR 2017

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 15 March 2017.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council in the area of Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism (CVE)

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council in the area of Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism (CVE)
report | 28 FEB 2017

The report provides an overview of the year 2016, unveils the steps made by the RCC towards strengthening coordination and cooperation on countering radicalization and violent extremism at national and regional levels, under the political umbrella of the SEECP. It puts forward recommendations that may feed into the policy making process, addressing radicalization and violent extremism in SEE in both short and medium term.

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Connectivity

Connectivity
brochure | 01 JAN 2017

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.

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Competitiveness

Competitiveness
brochure | 01 JAN 2017

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

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List of participants of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

List of participants of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 09 DEC 2016

Regional Working Group on Environment met in Belgrade for its fourth meeting.

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Minutes of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Minutes of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 09 DEC 2016

Regional Working Group on Environment met in Belgrade for its fourth meeting.

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Agenda of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Agenda of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 09 DEC 2016

Regional Working Group on Environment met in Belgrade for its fourth meeting.

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Balkan Barometer 2016, Infographics, pocket edition

Balkan Barometer 2016, Infographics, pocket edition
survey | 10 NOV 2016

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 main thoughts of people and businesses on burning issues facing our economies, through infographics. This survey, conducted by GfK, among 8000 citizens and 1800 companies through our part of Europe, is an easy-to-access source of information. The RCC website www.rcc.int permits download of both components of the Balkan Barometer - Public Opinion Survey and Business Opinion Survey - as well as their datasets which are easily searchable. Check it out at: http://www.rcc.int/seeds/results/2/balkan-opinion-barometer and http://www.rcc.int/seeds/results/3/balkan-business-barometer

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RCC Deputy Secretary General's presentation at NATO's 93rd Rose-Roth Seminar held in Pristina, 22-24 October 2016.

RCC Deputy Secretary General's presentation at NATO's 93rd Rose-Roth Seminar held in Pristina, 22-24 October 2016.
meeting document | 25 OCT 2016

RCC Deputy Secretary General Gazmend Turdiu spoke about the RCC activities, achievements of the SEE 2020 Strategy and the need and challenges of the economic growth in Western Balkans at "An Agenda for Regional Growth" session within NOTO's Rose-Roth seminar.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April – 31 August 2016

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April – 31 August 2016
report | 12 OCT 2016

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 12 October 2016

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

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

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

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 January - 31 March 2015

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 January - 31 March 2015
report | 16 SEP 2016

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 12 May 2015

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April - 20 September 2015

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April - 20 September 2015
agreement | 16 SEP 2016

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 15 October 2015

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 21 September - 31 December 2014

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 21 September - 31 December 2014
report | 16 SEP 2016

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 26 February 2015

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April - 15 September 2014

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April - 15 September 2014
report | 16 SEP 2016

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 15 October 2014

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Initiatives to Prevent/Counter Violent Extremism in South East Europe: A Survey of Regional Issues, Initiatives and Opportunities

Initiatives to Prevent/Counter Violent Extremism in South East Europe: A Survey of Regional Issues, Initiatives and Opportunities
study | 09 AUG 2016

The topic of violent extremism has increasingly become a part of policy discussions among domestic officials, international actors, academic researchers and civic activists in South East Europe over the past several years.
This study, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), is aimed at better understanding of the situation regarding violent extremism, and related planned and on-going governmental and non-governmental activities in preventing and countering radicalization and violent extremism leading to terrorism in SEE (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey). The research also aims to identify gaps and unnecessary overlap, and contains conclusions and recommendations.

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Balkan Barometer 2016: Business Opinion Survey

Balkan Barometer 2016: Business Opinion Survey
survey | 21 JUN 2016

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 the South East European region. The Balkan Barometer 2016 is published in two volumes: The Public Opinion Survey, detailing the citizens’ attitudes, and the Business Opinion Survey, summarizing the business sentiments. The research and publications have been prepared and developed in cooperation between the RCC and the GfK, one of the world’s largest market research institutes.

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Balkan Barometer 2016: Public Opinion Survey

Balkan Barometer 2016: Public Opinion Survey
survey | 21 JUN 2016

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 the South East European region. The Balkan Barometer 2016 is published in two volumes: The Public Opinion Survey, detailing the citizens’ attitudes, and the Business Opinion Survey, summarizing the business sentiments. The research and publications have been prepared and developed in cooperation between the RCC and the GfK, one of the world’s largest market research institutes.

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Infographic - Balkan Barometer 2016

Infographic - Balkan Barometer 2016
brochure | 21 JUN 2016

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

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South East Europe 2020: 2016 Annual Report on Implementation

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

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.

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Strategy and Work Programme 2017-2019, 'Changing with the Region'

Strategy and Work Programme 2017-2019, 'Changing with the Region'
report | 31 MAY 2016

The Strategy and Work Programme 2017-2019, 'Changing with the Region', of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, endorsed at the RCC Annual Meeting, on 31 May 2016 in Pravets, Bulgaria, has been designed to respond to the needs of the region and add value to cooperation in South East Europe in the areas of joint interest. The Strategy and Work Programme outlines the organisation’s vision and activities for the next three years.

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on Regional Cooperation in South East Europe in 2015-2016

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on Regional Cooperation in South East Europe in 2015-2016
report | 11 MAY 2016

The Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016. 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.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 January – 31 March 2016

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 January – 31 March 2016
report | 11 MAY 2016

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 11 May 2016

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Report on Gap Analysis on Regional Cooperation in the Area of Migration Management and Fight against Serious and Organised Crime

Report on Gap Analysis on Regional Cooperation in the Area of Migration Management and Fight against Serious and Organised Crime
report | 22 APR 2016

The Report provides recommendations on how to achieve steady progress in the upcoming period in Policy areas Migration Management and the Fight against Serious and Organised Crime via the streamlining of Regional Cooperation and establishment of a coherent policy implementation process directed toward the fulfilment of Chapter 24 requirements and efficient countering of current and occurring threats to regional and European values. The purpose of the RCC Project is to contribute to a steady and consistent progress on part of the Beneficiaries in the upcoming period 2014-2020 in the fulfilment of Chapter 24 requirements regarding Migration Management and the Fight against Serious and Organised Crime, and raising their capacities for addressing current and occurring regional security threats via an optimal use of existing Regional Cooperation efforts and a rational use of national and donors’ resources. This is addressed through acquiring a comprehensive picture of national priorities and needs that have to be tackled on part of the Beneficiaries in the upcoming period, identifying positive areas of action in Regional Cooperation, and examining potential solutions – including whether a greater effect and added value would be achieved if they should be addressed at national or regional level.

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List of Participants of High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE

List of Participants of High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE
meeting document | 01 APR 2016

The First High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe (SEE) took place in Podgorica, Montenegro.

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Agenda of High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE

Agenda of High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE
meeting document | 01 APR 2016

The First High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe (SEE) took place in Podgorica, Montenegro.

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Declaration of Ministers and High-Level Representatives on the occasion of the 1st High-level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE

Declaration of Ministers and High-Level Representatives on the occasion of the 1st High-level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE
declaration/decision | 01 APR 2016

The Declaration has been adopted at the First High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe (SEE) that took place on 1 April 2016 in Podgorica, at the event co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, and the Regional Environmental Center, together with partner organisations: UNEP, Global Water Partnership Mediterranean, Umweltbundesamt - the Environment Agency of Austria, the South Eastern Europe Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and SEE Change Net.

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Backlog Reduction Programmes and Weighted Caseload Methods for South East Europe, Two Comparative Inquiries

Backlog Reduction Programmes and Weighted Caseload Methods for South East Europe, Two Comparative Inquiries
study | 14 MAR 2016

In this Report the information on the delay reduction policies undertaken by the six Beneficiaries involved in the project is considered in the wider European context. The policies highlighted in the Beneficiaries are compared with the most interesting policies and effective practices carried out by the select European countries to improve the pace of litigation. Even though it is not possible to design a one-size-fits-all model to reduce case backlogs that could be used by all the courts, some quite specific policies and practices that have been proven to be effective in several participants can be singled out and adapted for consideration by the Beneficiaries.
Thus, the report proposes a concrete programme of actions with different options that could be implemented in the judiciaries of the Beneficiaries, based on the policies and practices of the European examples described here.
The literature review complements the statistical data, responses to the questionnaire and interviews with the Beneficiaries, and they together provide a basis for a concrete plan of backlog reduction for the Beneficiaries.
The Report has been approved by the WB Working Group on Justice.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period  1 October – 31 December 2015

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 October – 31 December 2015
report | 03 FEB 2016

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the 28th RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 26 February 2016.

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Conclusions and Recommendations, Regional Cooperation Day:

Conclusions and Recommendations, Regional Cooperation Day: "Reporting on the Region in the Region" (Journalists' workshop)
report | 18 JAN 2016

Regional Cooperation Council gathered regional media representatives at the Regional Cooperation Day held in Sarajevo on 18-19th December 2015 to discuss the most pressing issues on the regional media landscape.

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Conclusions and Recommendations, Regional Cooperation Day:

Conclusions and Recommendations, Regional Cooperation Day: "End of a tough year, what will 2016 be like" (Civil Society forum)
report | 18 JAN 2016

Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and representatives of the regional Civil Society Organisations, who mainly came from think-tanks, gathered in Sarajevo on 18-19th December 2015 at the Regional Cooperation Day to discuss the impact of CS organizations on EU integration process on the national and regional level.

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Strengthening Economic Cooperation Between South East Europe and Turkey

Strengthening Economic Cooperation Between South East Europe and Turkey
study | 13 JAN 2016

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.

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Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2015

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2015
statement/speech | 09 DEC 2015

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) “Sustaining Growth in SEE through Increased Competitiveness” held in Becici, Montenegro on 9 December 2015

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Article by RCC Secretary General for Europe's World

Article by RCC Secretary General for Europe's World
interview/article | 23 OCT 2015

Europe's World, independent Europe-wide policy journal, published in its Autumn issue an article by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, on EU enlargement.

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Corruption Risk Assessment in Public Institutions in South East Europe - Comparative Research and Methodology

Corruption Risk Assessment in Public Institutions in South East Europe - Comparative Research and Methodology
study | 14 OCT 2015

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).

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List of participants of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

List of participants of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 08 OCT 2015

The second meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was convened by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro.

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Minutes of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Minutes of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 08 OCT 2015

The second meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was convened by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro.

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Agenda of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Agenda of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 08 OCT 2015

The second meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was convened by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro.

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Article by RCC Secretary General for Montenegrin daily Vijesti

Article by RCC Secretary General for Montenegrin daily Vijesti
interview/article | 11 SEP 2015

Montenegrin daily Vijesti published on 11 September 2015, an article by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Goran Svilanovic, on the recently held event in Ankara on connecting South East Europe businesses, co-organized by the RCC as a part of the B20 meeting of business people from G20 countries, which served as preparation for the next summit of the 20 most developed world economies.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General to Radio Free Europe

Interview by RCC Secretary General to Radio Free Europe
interview/article | 10 SEP 2015

In an interview for Radio Free Europe, Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, spoke about the current refugee crisis, described as the largest since the World War II.

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Anti-Corruption Assessment of Laws in South East Europe (‘Corruption Proofing’)

Anti-Corruption Assessment of Laws in South East Europe (‘Corruption Proofing’)
study | 08 SEP 2015

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.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General to Serbian business magazine BizLife

Interview by RCC Secretary General to Serbian business magazine BizLife
interview/article | 08 SEP 2015

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about bilateral issues in the region, political situation in SEE, RCC Balkan Barometer, Balkans EU aspirations, investment opportunities and common market, as well as about RCC’s activities in boosting economic development of the region and regional cooperation in general.

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Civil society in the Balkans – a sacred cow or a new reality?

Civil society in the Balkans – a sacred cow or a new reality?
interview/article | 10 AUG 2015

Article on Civil Socitey in the Western Balkans ahead of Vienna Western Balkans Summit, by Nenad Šebek, RCC Spoeksperson

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TERMS OF REFERENCE: Support to the Development of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy through the Establishment of a Working Group on Justice Dimension

TERMS OF REFERENCE: Support to the Development of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy through the Establishment of a Working Group on Justice Dimension
agreement | 27 MAY 2015

The purpose of the establishment of a Working Group of the high level representatives of ministries of justice is to assist in the implementation of the SEE 2020 – Jobs and Prosperity in European Perspective, particularly in the area of justice under the Governance for Growth Pillar of the Strategy. For this purpose, the Working Group will operate under the auspices of Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat with the programming, implementation, reporting and monitoring on the activities within Justice Dimension.

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Interview with Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General : “I am an optimist because of Western Balkan's strong desire to be a part of the EU family of nations

Interview with Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General : “I am an optimist because of Western Balkan's strong desire to be a part of the EU family of nations"
interview/article | 26 MAY 2015

RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, on achievements and future plans of the Secretariat.

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Rules of Procedure: Regional Working Group on Environment under the South East Europe 2020 Strategy

Rules of Procedure: Regional Working Group on Environment under the South East Europe 2020 Strategy
agreement | 14 MAY 2015

Regional Working Group on Environment under the South East Europe 2020 Strategy adopts the Rules of Procedure, prescribing its mode of operation, roles and responsibilities, composition, business conduct, procedures, etc.

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Terms of Reference: Regional Working Group on Environment in Support of the Implementation of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy

Terms of Reference: Regional Working Group on Environment in Support of the Implementation of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy
agreement | 14 MAY 2015

The purpose of the establishment of the Regional Working Group of high-level representatives of ministries responsible for environment, water resources, land, energy and climate change (hereinafter referred to as: “Regional Working Group” or “RWGE Env”) is to guide the implementation of the Dimension J - Environment of the SEE 2020 Strategy – Jobs and Prosperity in European Perspective (hereinafter referred to as: SEE 2020 or Strategy). RWG Env will operate under the auspices of Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat with the main responsibility for programming, overseeing, and monitoring the activities within Dimension Environment.

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List of participants of the Constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

List of participants of the Constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 14 MAY 2015

The first, constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was held in Podgorica under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).

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Minutes of the Constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Minutes of the Constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 14 MAY 2015

The first, constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was held in Podgorica under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).

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Agenda of the constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Agenda of the constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment
meeting document | 14 MAY 2015

The first, constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was held in Podgorica under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).

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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

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on Regional Cooperation in South East Europe in 2014-2015
report | 12 MAY 2015

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.

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Balkan Opinion Barometer 2015

Balkan Opinion Barometer 2015
survey | 06 MAY 2015

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.

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Balkan Business Barometer 2015

Balkan Business Barometer 2015
survey | 06 MAY 2015

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.

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Conclusions of the Conference on Combating Shadow Economy: A Necessity for Investments in SEE

Conclusions of the Conference on Combating Shadow Economy: A Necessity for Investments in SEE
meeting document | 30 APR 2015

The event, co-organised by the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Regional Cooperation Council and Foreign Investors Councils of the region, took place on 28 April 2015, in Sarajevo, BiH.

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Labour Mobility as a Factor of Development in South-East Europe

Labour Mobility as a Factor of Development in South-East Europe
study | 25 MAR 2015

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.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Politika

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Politika
interview/article | 09 DEC 2014

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about the EU prospects of the region.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH weekly Dani

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH weekly Dani
interview/article | 28 NOV 2014

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about the current momentum in the region, explains why he thinks BiH will make significant steps forward in 2015, presents the SEE 2020 Strategy for employment, and explains why he brings Nusic’s play ‘Gospodja Ministarka’ to the citizens of Sarajevo.

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The address of Secretary General of the RCC, Goran Svilanovic, at the WB6 Meeting in Belgrade

The address of Secretary General of the RCC, Goran Svilanovic, at the WB6 Meeting in Belgrade
statement/speech | 23 OCT 2014

The speech was delivered at the WB6 Meeting in Belgrade – Economic Governance and Connectivity

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Interview by Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council to ONASA news Agency

Interview by Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council to ONASA news Agency
interview/article | 11 JUL 2014

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Goran Svilanovic speaks about SEE 2020 Strategy, regional relations, RCC plans and activities in the interview to ONASA Agency

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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

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2013-2014
report | 19 JUN 2014

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.

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SEE 2020 Baseline Report: Towards Regional Growth

SEE 2020 Baseline Report: Towards Regional Growth
book | 19 JUN 2014

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.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Turkish Anadolu Agency

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Turkish Anadolu Agency
interview/article | 31 MAY 2014

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about the RCC’s activities and their focus on economy issues.

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Interview by RCC Expert on Sustainable Growth, Amna Redzepagic Colic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s daily Dnevni avaz

Interview by RCC Expert on Sustainable Growth, Amna Redzepagic Colic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s daily Dnevni avaz
interview/article | 22 MAY 2014

In the interview, the RCC expert speaks about the RCC’s activities in the area of air transport in South East Europe, through the organisation’s South East Europe 2020 Strategy.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Danas

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Danas
interview/article | 15 MAY 2014

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic's, visit to Sarajevo

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Address by the RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the Sarajevo Business Forum

Address by the RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the Sarajevo Business Forum
statement/speech | 14 MAY 2014

The speech was delivered at the event organized in cooperation with the RCC Secretariat, on 14 May 2014, within the panel “Regional investments and business guidelines”, chaired by the RCC Secretary General

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Interview by RCC Expert on Integrated Growth, Dragana Djurica, to BiH daily Oslobodjenje

Interview by RCC Expert on Integrated Growth, Dragana Djurica, to BiH daily Oslobodjenje
interview/article | 11 MAY 2014

In the interview the RCC Expert on Integrated Growth, Dragana Djurica, speaks about the issues women entrepreneurs face, the way to tackle them and motivate women to do business in larger numbers, as well as about the RCC's overall development Strategy for the region – South East Europe 2020.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian Magazine CorD

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian Magazine CorD
interview/article | 01 MAY 2014

In the interview the RCC Secretary General is speaking about the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy, organisation's priorities, economic situation in SEE and regional cooperation.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period  January – March 2014

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period January – March 2014
report | 24 APR 2014

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the 23rd RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 24 April 2014

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Address by Gazmend Turdiu, Deputy RCC Secretary General, at a workshop with journalists on South East Europe 2020 strategy

Address by Gazmend Turdiu, Deputy RCC Secretary General, at a workshop with journalists on South East Europe 2020 strategy
statement/speech | 18 MAR 2014

The address was delivered at a two-day workshop with Western Balkan journalists, devoted to Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy, in Sarajevo, BiH, on 18-19 March 2014.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the conference ‘Enhancing Growth through Regional Action – South East Europe 2020’

Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the conference ‘Enhancing Growth through Regional Action – South East Europe 2020’
statement/speech | 18 MAR 2014

The speech was delivered at the event marking the completion of project Improving Cooperation in South-East Europe by Actions for Strengthening the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), organised by CEI and the RCC Secretariat.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH news agency FENA

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH news agency FENA
interview/article | 02 MAR 2014

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about the new approach of the European Union towards the countries in the region, RCC’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy, and social protests.

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Article by BiH news agency FENA featuring Regional Cooperation Council

Article by BiH news agency FENA featuring Regional Cooperation Council
interview/article | 27 FEB 2014

The article was published on the occasion of Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)'s sixth anniversary, on 27 February 2014.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat
report | 27 FEB 2014

The report covers the period from 1 October to 31 December 2013.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at EBRD high-level meeting on investing in the Western Balkans

Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at EBRD high-level meeting on investing in the Western Balkans
statement/speech | 24 FEB 2014

The Speech was delivered at the conference “Investing in the Western Balkans”, hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, in London on 24 February 2014

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, featuring RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy

Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, featuring RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy
interview/article | 27 JAN 2014

The author article by the RCC Secretary General, has been published by 9 dailies from the region: in Politika (Serbia, published on 24 January 2014); Dnevni avaz, Nezavisne novine and Vecernji list (Bosnia and Herzegovina, published on 22 January 2014); Vijesti (Montenegro, published on 20 January 2014); Mapo (Albania, published on 17 January 2014); Jutarnji list (Croatia, published on 17 January 2014); Utrinski vesnik (The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, published on 17 January 2014); and Tribuna (Kosovo*, published on 16 January 2014). The articles, including all translations to English are available at the language links below.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

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Final Report, 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, with conclusions and recommendations

Final Report, 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, with conclusions and recommendations
report | 22 NOV 2013

Media professionals, practicing media lawyers, legislators/parliamentarians, government officials, members of media regulatory and self-regulatory bodies, civil society and academia from South East Europe dealing with media freedom issues gathered for the 2nd edition of the Academy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 2-5 September 2013, to discuss solutions to common challenges in media policy and regulation in the region.

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Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2013

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2013
statement/speech | 21 NOV 2013

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) at the conference “Jobs and Prosperity in a European Perspective”, at which South East Europe 2020 Strategy was adopted, in Sarajevo on 21 November 2013

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South East Europe 2020 strategy

South East Europe 2020 strategy
report | 21 NOV 2013

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.

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Video by Serbian public broadcaster RTS featuring adoption of RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy

Video by Serbian public broadcaster RTS featuring adoption of RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy
statement/speech | 21 NOV 2013

The video has been broadcasted at RTS main News programme on 1 November 2013.

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Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee, adopting SEE 2020 strategy

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee, adopting SEE 2020 strategy
declaration/decision | 21 NOV 2013

The Statement has been adopted at a meeting held on 21 November 2013 in Sarajevo, BiH.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference

Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference
statement/speech | 21 NOV 2013

The opening address has been delivered at the conference held on 21 November 2013.

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Welcome speech by Miroslav Kukobat, Head of Infrastructure and Energy Unit, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, at Roundtable on water and energy nexus in transboundary basins in South East Europe

Welcome speech by Miroslav Kukobat, Head of Infrastructure and Energy Unit, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, at Roundtable on water and energy nexus in transboundary basins in South East Europe
statement/speech | 08 NOV 2013

The speech was delivered at the opening of the RCC-hosted three-day roundtable in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 6-8 November 2013

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Agenda - roundtable on water and energy nexus in transboundary basins in South East Europe

Agenda - roundtable on water and energy nexus in transboundary basins in South East Europe
information material | 06 NOV 2013

The roundtable is taking place on 6-8 November 2013, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Welcome address by Jovan Tegovski, Chief of Staff of the RCC Secretariat, at the 4th South East Europe Workshop on Counter Terrorism

Welcome address by Jovan Tegovski, Chief of Staff of the RCC Secretariat, at the 4th South East Europe Workshop on Counter Terrorism
statement/speech | 05 NOV 2013

The workshop “THE LINKS BETWEEN ORGANIZED CRIME AND TERRORISM” was held in Antalya, Turkey, on 4-5 November 2013

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Address by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, at Western Balkans Regional Research and Development Strategy for Innovation Ministerial meeting

Address by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, at Western Balkans Regional Research and Development Strategy for Innovation Ministerial meeting
statement/speech | 25 OCT 2013

The Secretary General of the RCC delivered the address at the Western Balkans Regional Research and Development Strategy for Innovation Ministerial meeting in Zagreb, Croatia on 25 October 2013

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Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation

Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation
report | 25 OCT 2013

The strategy was endorsed by the ministers of science from the region, in Zagreb, on 25 October 2013. It was supported by the World Bank, the Regional Cooperation Council and the European Commission.

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to The Parliament Magazine

Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to The Parliament Magazine
interview/article | 02 OCT 2013

In the article, the RCC Secretary General writes about regional challenges and economic cooperation in South East Europe (SEE), featuring RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat
report | 02 OCT 2013

The report covers the period from 24 April to 20 September 2013, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Welcome notes by Jovan Tegovski, RCC Secretariat's Chief of Staff, at the 2nd South Eastern European Government Communication Conference (SEECOM)

Welcome notes by Jovan Tegovski, RCC Secretariat's Chief of Staff, at the 2nd South Eastern European Government Communication Conference (SEECOM)
statement/speech | 27 SEP 2013

The notes were delivered at the opening of the RCC-co-organized three-day conference in Budva, Montenegro, on 27 September 2013.

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Article by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, to World Commerce Review

Article by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, to World Commerce Review
interview/article | 24 SEP 2013

In the article, the RCC Secretary General is commenting regional cooperation in South East Europe and RCC’s role in that context, especially in relation to the preparation of the SEE 2020 strategy.

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Article by Croatian daily, Jutarnji list, featuring RCC's SEE 2020 strategy

Article by Croatian daily, Jutarnji list, featuring RCC's SEE 2020 strategy
interview/article | 23 SEP 2013

The article, published on 23 September 2013, feature Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy

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Interview by Sanjin Arifagic, RCC’s SEE 2020 Coordinator and Senior RCC Expert on Economic and Social Development, to Al Jazeera Balkans

Interview by Sanjin Arifagic, RCC’s SEE 2020 Coordinator and Senior RCC Expert on Economic and Social Development, to Al Jazeera Balkans
interview/article | 19 SEP 2013

In the interview, published on 19 September 2013, Senior RCC Expert on Economic and Social Development features Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy

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RCC staff featuring South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy

RCC staff featuring South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy
statement/speech | 16 SEP 2013

Videos of RCC staff: Sanjin Arifagic, SEE 2020 Coordinator and Senior Expert on Economic and Social Development; Dinka Zivalj, Spokesperson; Mladen Dragasevic, Head of Building Human Capital and Cross Cutting Issues Unit; Miroslav Kukobat, Senior Expert on Energy and Infrastructure; and Svetlana Gligorovska, Expert on Infrastructure, featuring SEE 2020 strategy, at a workshop held in Sarajevo on 16 September 2013.

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Interview by Svetlana Gligorovska, RCC Expert on Infrastructure, to Skopje daily Utrinski vesnik

Interview by Svetlana Gligorovska, RCC Expert on Infrastructure, to Skopje daily Utrinski vesnik
interview/article | 15 SEP 2013

In the interview, published on 15 September 2013, RCC Expert on Infrastructure features Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy

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Address by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, at the 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

Address by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, at the 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe
statement/speech | 05 SEP 2013

The Secretary General of the RCC delivered the address at the closing of the Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, in Sarajevo on 5 September 2013.

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Opening address by Head of RCC Expert Pool, Gazmend Turdiu, at the 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

Opening address by Head of RCC Expert Pool, Gazmend Turdiu, at the 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe
statement/speech | 03 SEP 2013

The speech was delivered on 3 September 2013 in Sarajevo, at the event organized under RCC auspices.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian news agency Tanjug

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian news agency Tanjug
interview/article | 21 JUL 2013

In the interview the RCC Secretary General is speaking about the situation in Serbia, Belgrade-Prishtina relations, and regional cooperation.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian weekly Nin

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian weekly Nin
interview/article | 18 JUL 2013

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about Serbia’s EU integration, Belgrade-Prishtina agreement, impacts of Croatia’s EU entry, regional cooperation, and main goals of South East Europe (SEE) 2020 growth strategy.

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Interview by Senior RCC Expert on Building Human Capital and Cross Cutting Issues, Mladen Dragasevic, to BH Radio 1

Interview by Senior RCC Expert on Building Human Capital and Cross Cutting Issues, Mladen Dragasevic, to BH Radio 1
interview/article | 17 JUL 2013

In the audio interview Senior RCC Expert on Building Human Capital and Cross Cutting Issues speaks about the RCC Task Force on Culture and Society and its projects, and featuring the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 growth strategy.

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Article by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic to Al Jazeera

Article by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic to Al Jazeera
interview/article | 29 JUN 2013

The article, published at the portal of Al Jazeera Balkans, is a commentary of Croatia’s entry into the EU.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina daily Oslobodjenje

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina daily Oslobodjenje
interview/article | 27 JUN 2013

The RCC Secretary General talks about political situation in South East Europe, regional cooperation and the RCC role, especially in relation to the SEE 2020 growth strategy.

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Danas

Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Danas
interview/article | 26 JUN 2013

The article discusses regional cooperation, EU integration, SEE 2020 and Serbia in this context.

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Article on regional cooperation by Lidija Topic, RCC Advisor

Article on regional cooperation by Lidija Topic, RCC Advisor
interview/article | 21 JUN 2013

The article is a part of the book ‘The European future of the Western Balkans: Thessaloniki@10 (2003-2013)’, published by the EU Institute for Security Studies in 2013

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Address by Senior RCC Expert on Infrastructure and Energy, Miroslav Kukobat, at a International Energy Conference ‘Energa 2013’

Address by Senior RCC Expert on Infrastructure and Energy, Miroslav Kukobat, at a International Energy Conference ‘Energa 2013’
statement/speech | 04 JUN 2013

The address was delivered in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 5 June 2013.

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Address by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanović at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Address by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanović at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs
statement/speech | 31 MAY 2013

The address was delivered in Ohrid on 31 May 2013.

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Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2014-2016

Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2014-2016
report | 30 MAY 2013

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.

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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

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2012-2013
report | 30 MAY 2013

The report, endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 30 May 2013 in Ohrid, covers the period May 2012 – April 2013.

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Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2014-2016

Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2014-2016
report | 30 MAY 2013

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.

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Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, at the fifth RCC Annual Meeting

Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, at the fifth RCC Annual Meeting
statement/speech | 30 MAY 2013

The fifth RCC Annual Meeting was held on 30 May 2013 in Ohrid.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting

Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting
statement/speech | 02 MAY 2013

The Permanent Council meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), was held in Vienna, on 2 May 2013. The document containing RCC Secretary General’s address also includes links to available responses by the missions to OSCE.

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Conclusions of the conference on strengthening air traffic regional cooperation in South East Europe

Conclusions of the conference on strengthening air traffic regional cooperation in South East Europe
meeting document | 29 APR 2013

The event, hosted by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, was held on 29 April 2013 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Address by RCC Chief of Staff, Jovan Tegovski, at the opening of regional conference on strengthening air traffic regional cooperation in South East Europe

Address by RCC Chief of Staff, Jovan Tegovski, at the opening of regional conference on strengthening air traffic regional cooperation in South East Europe
statement/speech | 29 APR 2013

The address was delivered at the opening of RCC-hosted event in Sarajevo on 29 April 2013.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian weekly Novi magazin

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian weekly Novi magazin
interview/article | 25 APR 2013

In the interview RCC Secretary General speaks about Belgrade-Prishtina agreement, RCC activities and South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat
report | 25 APR 2013

The report covers the period from 18 February to 10 April 2013, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Statute of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

Statute of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
declaration/decision | 25 APR 2013

As amended by the RCC Board on 25 April 2013

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian monthly Kurir Go International

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian monthly Kurir Go International
interview/article | 22 APR 2013

In the interview, RCC Secretary General speaks about importance of regional cooperation in South East Europe (SEE), RCC activities and preparation of SEE 2020 Strategy.

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South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) Work Programme for the Year 2013

South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) Work Programme for the Year 2013
meeting document | 19 MAR 2013

Adopted at the 12th SEEIC meeting, held in Sarajevo, on 19 March 2013.

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Statement by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH news agency Fena

Statement by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH news agency Fena
interview/article | 13 MAR 2013

Secretary General Svilanovic talks about opportunities for the region under the new EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II).

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Address by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at a meeting of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe

Address by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at a meeting of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe
statement/speech | 08 MAR 2013

The meeting was hosted by Radio-Television Slovenia, in Ljubljana, on 8 March 2013.

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Participants of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

Participants of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
declaration/decision | 28 FEB 2013

As amended by the RCC Board on 28 February 2013

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat
report | 28 FEB 2013

The report covers the period from 8 October 2012 to 15 February 2013, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Croatian public broadcaster HRT

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Croatian public broadcaster HRT
interview/article | 28 FEB 2013

The interview has been broadcasted in HRT's magazine ‘Horizonti’ on 27 February 2013.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanović, at a panel discussion marking the 5th RCC anniversary

Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanović, at a panel discussion marking the 5th RCC anniversary
statement/speech | 27 FEB 2013

A panel discussion ‘Five years of Regional Cooperation Council: Building on foundations and embracing new challenges’, was a central element which marked the fifth anniversary of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), in Sarajevo on 27 February 2013.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Beta news agency and EurActiv Serbia portal

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Beta news agency and EurActiv Serbia portal
interview/article | 18 FEB 2013

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about development of South East Europe 2020 Strategy, activities of the RCC, region’s EU integration processes, neighbourly relations and cooperation in the region, visa-free regime for Western Balkans, etc.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Blic

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Blic
interview/article | 18 FEB 2013

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General speaks about objectives of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy, current relations in the region, and his meetings with Serbia’s top officials in Belgrade last week.

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Speech by Head of RCC Expert Pool, Jelica Minic, on behalf of RCC Secretary General on the occasion of receiving International Peace Centre Sarajevo (IPC)’s traditional award ‘Sloboda’ (Freedom)

Speech by Head of RCC Expert Pool, Jelica Minic, on behalf of RCC Secretary General on the occasion of receiving International Peace Centre Sarajevo (IPC)’s traditional award ‘Sloboda’ (Freedom)
statement/speech | 07 FEB 2013

The International Peace Centre (IPC) Sarajevo awarded the RCC for the organization’s outstanding role in developing euro-regional cooperation in South East Europe and for the creation of a stable and safe atmosphere for economic and social development.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH daily Dnevni avaz

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH daily Dnevni avaz
interview/article | 02 FEB 2013

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General speaks about South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy, economic situation in SEE, priorities of RCC in its activity areas, region’s EU bids, etc.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s TV1

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s TV1
interview/article | 31 JAN 2013

In the interview, broadcasted on TV1’s central newscast on 31 January 2013, the RCC Secretary General speaks about priorities of the organisation in the future period, importance of regional cooperation in Western Balkans’ EU accession process, RCC projects, etc.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH public broadcaster BHT1

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH public broadcaster BHT1
interview/article | 31 JAN 2013

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General speaks about the future priorities of the organisation, regional cooperation in South East Europe (SEE), SEE 2020 Strategy, etc. The interview was broadcasted on BHT1’s central newscast on 31 January 2013.

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Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH News Agency SRNA

Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH News Agency SRNA
interview/article | 31 JAN 2013

In the focus of the RCC Secretary General’s interview to SRNA, published yesterday, is South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy.

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Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH News Agency FENA

Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH News Agency FENA
interview/article | 31 JAN 2013

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General talks about current state of regional cooperation, EU integration, dangers of abolishment of visa-free regime for the Balkan countries and the priorities in the RCC work.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Bisevic, at the ministerial conference ‘National Museums in South East Europe - Status, Management and Partnerships’

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Bisevic, at the ministerial conference ‘National Museums in South East Europe - Status, Management and Partnerships’
statement/speech | 13 NOV 2012

The address was delivered at the ministerial conference in Skopje, on 13 November 2012.

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Interview by Jelica Minic, Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Serbian daily Dnevnik

Interview by Jelica Minic, Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Serbian daily Dnevnik
interview/article | 11 NOV 2012

The interview was published on 11 November 2012.

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Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2012

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2012
statement/speech | 09 NOV 2012

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) at the meeting “South East Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth” held in Tirana, Albania on 9 November 2012

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Address by Albanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy, Edmond Haxhinasto, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference

Address by Albanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy, Edmond Haxhinasto, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference
statement/speech | 09 NOV 2012

The address was delivered at the conference held in Tirana, Albania, on 9 November 2012.

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Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee
declaration/decision | 09 NOV 2012

Ministers of the Western Balkans economies adopted the statement at the conference ‘South East Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth’, held in Tirana, Albania on 9 November 2012.

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Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference

Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference
statement/speech | 09 NOV 2012

The address was delivered at the conference held in Tirana, Albania, on 9 November 2012.

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Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA

Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA
interview/article | 04 NOV 2012

In the interview, published on 4 November 2012, the RCC Secretary General speaks about regional cooperation in South East Europe following the recent European Commission’s 2012 Enlargement Package.

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Statement by Jelica Minic, Deputy RCC Secretary General, to Radio Free Europe

Statement by Jelica Minic, Deputy RCC Secretary General, to Radio Free Europe
interview/article | 04 NOV 2012

In the article, Deputy RCC Secretary General promotes RCC’s project ‘Les Femmes Des Balkans’, a CD of ethno music from South East Europe, performed by female soloists from the region.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at a conference on financing digitalization in Eastern Europe

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at a conference on financing digitalization in Eastern Europe
statement/speech | 29 OCT 2012

The address was delivered at a conference on financing digitalization in Eastern Europe, ‘The Challenge for Public Service Broadcasters’, held in Vienna, Austria, on 29 October 2012.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat
report | 18 OCT 2012

The report covers the period from 4 May to 5 October 2012, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to Anadolu Agency

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to Anadolu Agency
interview/article | 17 OCT 2012

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General speaks about visa and enlargement issues in the Western Balkans.

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, to World Commerce Review

Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, to World Commerce Review
interview/article | 30 SEP 2012

The article, published in the September 2012 issue of the World Commerce Review, focuses on regional cooperation and development potentials in South East Europe.

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Opening address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the 3rd Road Congress in South East Europe

Opening address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the 3rd Road Congress in South East Europe
agreement | 20 SEP 2012

The event, co-organized by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACE BiH) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, with support of the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, took place on 20-21 September in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the third meeting of ISIS Programme Governing Body

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the third meeting of ISIS Programme Governing Body
statement/speech | 12 SEP 2012

The third Governing Body meeting of the Implementation of Single European Sky (ISIS) Programme in South East Europe, which took place in Ohrid on 12 September 2012, was co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport.

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Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to Montenegrin weekly Monitor

Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to Montenegrin weekly Monitor
interview/article | 31 AUG 2012

In the interview the Deputy RCC Secretary General speaks about the regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Final Report on the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, with conclusions

Final Report on the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, with conclusions
report | 19 JUL 2012

The Academy took place in Zagreb, Croatia, on 3-8 June 2012, with participation of media law practitioners from all of the countries in South East Europe as well as from relevant international organisations. It aimed at safeguarding media freedoms by enhancing regional cooperation and by building capacity of media lawyers to use the best national media laws and practices in the region in line with international and European media standards.

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Commentary by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA

Commentary by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA
interview/article | 05 JUL 2012

The RCC Secretary General comments regional cooperation and EU integration process in South East Europe.

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Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA

Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA
interview/article | 24 JUN 2012

In the interview, published on 24 June 2012, the RCC Secretary General speaks about the issues in the region and current political and economic situation that affects South East Europe.

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Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the South-East European Cooperation Process

Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the South-East European Cooperation Process
statement/speech | 15 JUN 2012

The address was delivered in Belgrade, Serbia, on 15 June 2012

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Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs
statement/speech | 14 JUN 2012

The address was delivered in Belgrade, Serbia, on 14 June 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 2011-2012

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe in 2011-2012
report | 13 JUN 2012

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.

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Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, at the RCC Annual Meeting

Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, at the RCC Annual Meeting
statement/speech | 13 JUN 2012

The fourth RCC Annual Meeting was held on 13 June 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Deutsche Welle

Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Deutsche Welle
interview/article | 07 JUN 2012

In the interview, published on 7 June 2012, the RCC Secretary General speaks about regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Opening address by Hido Biscevic, RCC Secretary General, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

Opening address by Hido Biscevic, RCC Secretary General, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe
statement/speech | 04 JUN 2012

The address was delivered at the opening of the first academy on media law in South East Europe, in Zagreb, Croatia, on 4 June 2012. The week-long event has been organized under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), with support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will be implemented by ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression and the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe.

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Opening address by Josip Popovac, President of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe/ Director General of the Croatian Radio-Television, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

Opening address by Josip Popovac, President of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe/ Director General of the Croatian Radio-Television, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe
statement/speech | 04 JUN 2012

The address was delivered at the opening of the first academy on media law in South East Europe, in Zagreb, Croatia, on 4 June 2012. The week-long event has been organized under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), with support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will be implemented by ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression and the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe.

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Opening remarks by Nina Suomalainen, Deputy Head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

Opening remarks by Nina Suomalainen, Deputy Head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe
statement/speech | 04 JUN 2012

The address was delivered at the opening of the first academy on media law in South East Europe, in Zagreb, Croatia, on 4 June 2012. The week-long event has been organized under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), with support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will be implemented by ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression and the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe.

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Welcome address by Stanislav Daskalov, Deputy Head of RCC Liaison Office Brussels, at the conference on investigative journalism and data protection

Welcome address by Stanislav Daskalov, Deputy Head of RCC Liaison Office Brussels, at the conference on investigative journalism and data protection
statement/speech | 30 MAY 2012

The event, which was co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council, took place in Pula, Croatia, on 29-31 May 2012.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat
report | 15 MAY 2012

The report covers the period from 6 March to 3 May 2012, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Address by RCC Spokesperson, Dinka Živalj, on the occasion of marking the International Girls in ICT Day

Address by RCC Spokesperson, Dinka Živalj, on the occasion of marking the International Girls in ICT Day
statement/speech | 26 APR 2012

The event, organized by the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in partnership with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, the United Nations Development Programme, Microsoft, Oracle, Lexmark and One World – Platform for South East Europe Foundation, was held on 26 April 2012, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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 South East Europe Investment Committee Rules of Procedure

South East Europe Investment Committee Rules of Procedure
meeting document | 25 APR 2012

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Southeast Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) Work Programme 2012-2013

Southeast Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) Work Programme 2012-2013
meeting document | 25 APR 2012

The SEEIC Work Programme 2012-2013 has been adopted at the meeting held under the umbrella of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 24-25 April 2012.

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, published in ‘Die Südosteuropa Mitteilungen’, the journal of  Southeast Europe Association

Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, published in ‘Die Südosteuropa Mitteilungen’, the journal of Southeast Europe Association
interview/article | 25 APR 2012

The article has been published in the first 2012 issue of ‘Die Südosteuropa Mitteilungen’, the journal of Southeast Europe Association.

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Address by Genci Mucaj, Director General at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania and RCC National Coordinator, at 10th meeting of South East Europe Investment Committee

Address by Genci Mucaj, Director General at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania and RCC National Coordinator, at 10th meeting of South East Europe Investment Committee
statement/speech | 24 APR 2012

The meeting was held at RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo on 24-25 April 2012.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at 10th meeting of South East Europe Investment Committee

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at 10th meeting of South East Europe Investment Committee
statement/speech | 24 APR 2012

The meeting was held at RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo on 24-25 April 2012.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at 13th Bled Forum

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at 13th Bled Forum
statement/speech | 29 MAR 2012

The address was delivered at the 13th Bled Forum’s ‘Foresight Conference: Europe Beyond Smart – Inclusive – Sustainable, Throughout Cloud Computing Decade’, held in Bled, Slovenia, on 29-30 March 2012.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a signing ceremony of the Platform for Joint Action of the Security Exchanges of South East Europe

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a signing ceremony of the Platform for Joint Action of the Security Exchanges of South East Europe
statement/speech | 27 MAR 2012

Directors of eight South East European stock exchanges signed the Platform under the RCC Secretariat auspices, in Sarajevo on 27 March 2012.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat
report | 15 MAR 2012

The report covers the period from 30 November 2011 to 5 March 2012, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Welcoming speech by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a panel discussion ‘From Ownership to Responsibility: Regional Cooperation in South East Europe and EU Membership’

Welcoming speech by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a panel discussion ‘From Ownership to Responsibility: Regional Cooperation in South East Europe and EU Membership’
statement/speech | 14 MAR 2012

The panel discussion was held in Sarajevo, BiH, on 14 March 2012, to mark the 4th anniversary of the Regional Cooperation Council.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at informal meeting of SEECP ministers of foreign affairs

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at informal meeting of SEECP ministers of foreign affairs
statement/speech | 31 JAN 2012

The meeting took place on 31 January 2012, in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, published by Albanian daily Gazeta Shqiptare

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, published by Albanian daily Gazeta Shqiptare
interview/article | 21 JAN 2012

In the interview RCC Secretary General speaks about the RCC’s work and the regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to BiH daily Dnevni avaz

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to BiH daily Dnevni avaz
interview/article | 15 JAN 2012

In the interview RCC Secretary General speaks about relations in South East Europe today as compared to 2008.

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Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to Radio Free Europe

Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to Radio Free Europe
interview/article | 03 JAN 2012

In the interview Deputy RCC Secretary General speaks about RCC’s activities in 2011 and plans for 2012.

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to New Europe weekly

Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to New Europe weekly
interview/article | 02 JAN 2012

The article speaks about regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Article by RCC Expert on Economic and Social Development, Nand Shani, published in Newsletter of Regional Health Development Center on Mental Health in South-eastern Europe

Article by RCC Expert on Economic and Social Development, Nand Shani, published in Newsletter of Regional Health Development Center on Mental Health in South-eastern Europe
interview/article | 31 DEC 2011

The article was published in the first issue of organization’s newsletter, from December 2011.

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 Interview by Hido Biscevic, RCC Secretary General, to Albanian weekly Tirana Times

Interview by Hido Biscevic, RCC Secretary General, to Albanian weekly Tirana Times
interview/article | 23 DEC 2011

In the interview, published on 23 December 2011, the RCC Secretary General speaks about the organization’s work and the regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat
report | 08 DEC 2011

The report covers the period from 9 September - 30 November 2011, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Written address by Hido Biščević, RCC Secretary General, at the 18th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council

Written address by Hido Biščević, RCC Secretary General, at the 18th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council
statement/speech | 06 DEC 2011

The 18th meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)’s Ministerial Council took place on 6-7 December 2011, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Opening address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the IPA Multi-Beneficiary Coordination Meeting

Opening address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the IPA Multi-Beneficiary Coordination Meeting
statement/speech | 16 NOV 2011

The two-day meeting, hosted by the RCC Secretariat, opened on 15 November 2011 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Opening address by the Head of EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina/EU Special Representative, Ambassador Peter Sorensen, at the IPA Multi-Beneficiary Coordination Meeting

Opening address by the Head of EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina/EU Special Representative, Ambassador Peter Sorensen, at the IPA Multi-Beneficiary Coordination Meeting
statement/speech | 16 NOV 2011

The two-day meeting, hosted by the RCC Secretariat, opened on 15 November 2011 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Conclusions of the international seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’

Conclusions of the international seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’
meeting document | 14 NOV 2011

The seminar, co-organized by the European Commission (EC)’s Enlargement Directorate-General and the RCC Secretariat, with support of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), was held on 14 November in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Opening address by Hido Biščević, RCC Secretary General, at the International seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’

Opening address by Hido Biščević, RCC Secretary General, at the International seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’
statement/speech | 14 NOV 2011

The seminar, co-organized by the European Commission (EC)’s Enlargement Directorate-General and the RCC Secretariat, with support of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), was held on 14 November in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Address by Dinka Zivalj, RCC Spokesperson/Head of Media Unit, at the International seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’

Address by Dinka Zivalj, RCC Spokesperson/Head of Media Unit, at the International seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’
statement/speech | 14 NOV 2011

The seminar, co-organized by the European Commission (EC)’s Enlargement Directorate-General and the RCC Secretariat, with support of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), was held on 14 November in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Article by Radio Free Europe featuring Regional Cooperation Council

Article by Radio Free Europe featuring Regional Cooperation Council
interview/article | 27 OCT 2011

The article, containing statement by Jelica Minic, Deputy RCC Secretary General, focuses on the RCC co-organized regional conference “New Skills for New Jobs”, that took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 27-28 October 2011.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to the news portal Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to the news portal Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso
interview/article | 19 OCT 2011

The interview has been published on 19 October 2011. It has been carried by the Le Courrier des Balkans as well, on 26 October 2011.

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Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic at the Third Health Ministerial Forum: Health in All Policies

Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic at the Third Health Ministerial Forum: Health in All Policies
statement/speech | 13 OCT 2011

The address has been delivered at a two-day meeting on 13 October 2011 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the the Summit 100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe-A New Deal for a New Age

Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the the Summit 100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe-A New Deal for a New Age
statement/speech | 07 OCT 2011

The speech has been delivered on 7 October in Arandjelovac, Serbia.

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Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the Second Regional Conference of Supreme Court Presidents and State Chief Prosecutors on cooperation in criminal matters

Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the Second Regional Conference of Supreme Court Presidents and State Chief Prosecutors on cooperation in criminal matters
statement/speech | 06 OCT 2011

The speech has been delivered at the opening of the conference on 6 October in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Protocol on Regional Cooperation in Education and Training among members of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe

Protocol on Regional Cooperation in Education and Training among members of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe
agreement | 30 SEP 2011

The Protocol has been signed by directors general of 12 public broadcasters, as well by RCC and EBU, on 30 September 2011 in Sarajevo.

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Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biščević, to BiH daily Dnevni list

Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biščević, to BiH daily Dnevni list
interview/article | 29 SEP 2011

This is the second, economic, part of the interview published on 29 September 2011.

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Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biščević, to BiH daily Dnevni list

Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biščević, to BiH daily Dnevni list
interview/article | 25 SEP 2011

This is the first, political, part of the interview published on 25 September 2011.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat
report | 15 SEP 2011

The report covers the period from 9 May 2011 to 9 September 2011, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Conclusions of the second conference of the Governing Body for the Implementation of Single European Sky in South East Europe

Conclusions of the second conference of the Governing Body for the Implementation of Single European Sky in South East Europe
meeting document | 07 SEP 2011

The meeting, co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, was held on 7 September 2011 in Solin, Croatia.

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Interview by Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Jelica Minic, to Balkans.com Business News

Interview by Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Jelica Minic, to Balkans.com Business News
interview/article | 21 JUL 2011

In the interview Deputy RCC Secretary General speaks about RCC’s role in regional cooperation in South East Europe, organization’s activities and its short and long-term goals.

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Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija

Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija
interview/article | 09 JUL 2011

In the interview RCC Secretary General talks about activities of the organisation and regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Declaration of the 14th meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP)

Declaration of the 14th meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP)
declaration/decision | 30 JUN 2011

The document has been adopted on 30 June 2011 in Budva, Montenegro.

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Address of RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs, 29 June 2011

Address of RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs, 29 June 2011
statement/speech | 29 JUN 2011

The address was delivered in Budva, Montenegro.

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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

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe in 2010-2011
report | 28 JUN 2011

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.

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Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, at the RCC Annual Meeting

Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, at the RCC Annual Meeting
statement/speech | 28 JUN 2011

The third RCC Annual Meeting was held on 28 June 2011, in Becici, Montenegro.

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Article by Spokesperson/Head of Media Unit of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Dinka Zivalj, to New Europe weekly

Article by Spokesperson/Head of Media Unit of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Dinka Zivalj, to New Europe weekly
interview/article | 26 JUN 2011

The article speaks about the Regional Cooperation Council’s Task Force on Culture and Society, launched last week and seated in Cetinje, Montenegro.

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Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, to Montenegrin daily Pobjeda

Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, to Montenegrin daily Pobjeda
interview/article | 25 JUN 2011

In the interview, given prior to the third RCC Annual Meeting, which was held on 28 June 2011 in Becici, Montenegro, the RCC Secretary General speaks about the organisation’s past activities and future challenges.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the constitutive meeting of the RCC Task force on Culture and Society

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the constitutive meeting of the RCC Task force on Culture and Society
statement/speech | 23 JUN 2011

The event was held on 23 June 2011 in Cetinje, Montenegro.

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Final Declaration of the 9th Conference of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Presidents of Parliament

Final Declaration of the 9th Conference of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Presidents of Parliament
declaration/decision | 15 JUN 2011

The document was adopted at a meeting in Becici, Montenegro, on 14-15 June 2011.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the seminar on railway reform in South East Europe and Turkey

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the seminar on railway reform in South East Europe and Turkey
statement/speech | 14 JUN 2011

The event was held on 14 June 2011 in Brussels.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic at the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Central European Initiative

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic at the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Central European Initiative
statement/speech | 10 JUN 2011

The event took place on 10 June 2011, in Trieste, Italy.

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Address by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at a regional conference on social agenda for the Western Balkans

Address by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at a regional conference on social agenda for the Western Balkans
statement/speech | 25 MAY 2011

The speech was delivered at the opening of RCC-organized conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 25 May 2011.

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Conclusions of a roundtable on fundraising for projects of the International Sava River Basin Commission

Conclusions of a roundtable on fundraising for projects of the International Sava River Basin Commission
meeting document | 17 MAY 2011

The meeting was hosted by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat in Sarajevo, on 17 May 2011.

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Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic
report | 12 MAY 2011

The report covers the period from 9 March 2011 to 9 May 2011, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Conclusions and recommendations of the Second Conference on Road Infrastructure Safety Management

Conclusions and recommendations of the Second Conference on Road Infrastructure Safety Management
meeting document | 25 APR 2011

The event, co-organized by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat, was held on 20 April in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting
statement/speech | 14 APR 2011

The Permanent Council meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), was held in Vienna, on 14 April 2011. The document containing RCC Secretary General’s address also includes links to available responses by the missions to OSCE.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to Serbian Radio Novi Sad

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to Serbian Radio Novi Sad
interview/article | 06 APR 2011

In the interview, RCC Secretary General speaks about the conference ‘Western Balkans and Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth’, organized by RCC on 30-31 March 2011 in Brussels, as well as about RCC activities in general.

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Article by New Europe weekly featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities

Article by New Europe weekly featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities
interview/article | 03 APR 2011

The article reports on the conference ‘Western Balkans and Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth’, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat on 30-31 March in Brussels.

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Preliminary summary findings of a survey of regional initiatives and task forces in South East Europe

Preliminary summary findings of a survey of regional initiatives and task forces in South East Europe
meeting document | 31 MAR 2011

The document was presented at the RCC-organized conference ‘Western Balkans and Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth’, on 30-31 March 2011 in Brussels.

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Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the conference 'Western Balkans and Europe 2020: Path Towards Convergence and Growth’

Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the conference 'Western Balkans and Europe 2020: Path Towards Convergence and Growth’
statement/speech | 30 MAR 2011

The event, that gathered over 100 participants, was held in Brussels, Belgium on 30-31 March 2011.

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Article by Serbian news agency Beta featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities

Article by Serbian news agency Beta featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities
interview/article | 30 MAR 2011

The article reports on the opening of the conference ‘Western Balkans and Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth’, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat on 30-31 March in Brussels.

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Article by Radio Free Europe featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities

Article by Radio Free Europe featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities
interview/article | 22 MAR 2011

The article reports on the meeting on the role of national parliaments in Western Balkans and Turkey in negotiations for EU accession, co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat and the European Commission’s Enlargement Directorate-General on 17-18 March in Sarajevo.

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Regional Strategic Document on Justice and Home Affairs 2011-2013 and the Action Plan for its implementation

Regional Strategic Document on Justice and Home Affairs 2011-2013 and the Action Plan for its implementation
report | 18 MAR 2011

The Strategic Document was endorsed by the Ministers in Budva, Montenegro, on 18 March 2011.

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Common Declaration of SEECP Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs regarding the endorsement of the Regional Strategic Document 2011-2013 and the Action Plan for its implementation

Common Declaration of SEECP Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs regarding the endorsement of the Regional Strategic Document 2011-2013 and the Action Plan for its implementation
declaration/decision | 18 MAR 2011

The Declaration was adopted by the Ministers in Budva, Montenegro, on 18 March 2011.

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Article on cross-border cooperation in Western Balkans, with references to Regional Cooperation Council.

Article on cross-border cooperation in Western Balkans, with references to Regional Cooperation Council.
interview/article | 17 MAR 2011

The article, published at TransConflict and Eurasia Review websites, was originally written by Development and Transition, a joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Europe and the CIS and the London School of Economics (LSE).

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Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the regional meeting on the role of national parliaments in negotiations for the EU accession

Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the regional meeting on the role of national parliaments in negotiations for the EU accession
statement/speech | 17 MAR 2011

The meeting of parliamentarians from Western Balkans and Turkey took place in the premises of RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 17-18 March 2011.

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Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the regional conference of ministers of justice and ministers of interior from South East Europe

Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the regional conference of ministers of justice and ministers of interior from South East Europe
statement/speech | 17 MAR 2011

The SEECP ministerial conference ‘Strengthening Co-operation in Fight against Organized Crime in South East Europe’ was held in Budva, Montenegro on 16-18 March 2011.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the meeting of defense ministers of the South-East European Cooperation Process

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the meeting of defense ministers of the South-East European Cooperation Process
statement/speech | 15 MAR 2011

The meeting of the defense ministers of the South-East European Cooperation Process was held in Budva, Montenegro on 14-15 March 2011.

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 Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to BiH monthly magazine and news portal Intermezzo

Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to BiH monthly magazine and news portal Intermezzo
interview/article | 09 MAR 2011

In the interview, Deputy RCC Secretary General speaks about RCC activities and regional cooperation with emphasis on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic
report | 08 MAR 2011

The report covers the period from 4 December 2010 to 4 March 2011, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Welcoming speech by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a panel discussion ‘South East Europe in 2011 and Beyond: Sharing the Same Vision’

Welcoming speech by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a panel discussion ‘South East Europe in 2011 and Beyond: Sharing the Same Vision’
statement/speech | 07 MAR 2011

The panel discussion was held in Sarajevo, BiH, on 7 March 2011, to mark the third anniversary of the Regional Cooperation Council.

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Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Serbian daily Politika

Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Serbian daily Politika
interview/article | 28 FEB 2011

In the interview, RCC Secretary General speaks about cooperation in South East Europe and the necessity to transform positive regional climate into concrete economic cooperation.

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Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biscevic, at the informal meeting of the SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biscevic, at the informal meeting of the SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs
statement/speech | 28 JAN 2011

The informal meeting of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Ministers of Foreign Affairs took place on 28 January 2011, in Becici/Budva, Montenegro

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Survey Report: Integrity and Resistance to Corruption of the Law Enforcement Bodies in South East European Countries

Survey Report: Integrity and Resistance to Corruption of the Law Enforcement Bodies in South East European Countries
report | 27 JAN 2011

The study, conducted among nine members of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) from South East Europe, has been coordinated by the RCC and prepared by Transparency International (TI) Romania and its partners, together with the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI). The results of the Survey have been analyzed during the 2010 Anticorruption Conference held in Bucharest, organized by RCC, RAI, TI Romania, Romanian Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Talking points of Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biscevic, at the meeting of the SEECP Political Directors

Talking points of Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biscevic, at the meeting of the SEECP Political Directors
statement/speech | 27 JAN 2011

The meeting of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Political Directors took place on 27 January 2011, in Becici/Budva, Montenegro

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Article by Hido Biščević, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, for New Europe weekly

Article by Hido Biščević, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, for New Europe weekly
interview/article | 03 JAN 2011

In the article, Secretary General writes about regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2010.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to Business Magazine

Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to Business Magazine
interview/article | 13 DEC 2010

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General talks about the activities of the organization over the past three years, as well as future prospects.

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Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic
report | 02 DEC 2010

The report covers the period from 11 September to 26 November 2010, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Address by Senior RCC Expert on Justice and Home Affairs Virgil Ivan Cucu at the SEE Regional Coordination Conference on Justice, Home Affairs and Security Cooperation

Address by Senior RCC Expert on Justice and Home Affairs Virgil Ivan Cucu at the SEE Regional Coordination Conference on Justice, Home Affairs and Security Cooperation
statement/speech | 30 NOV 2010

The address was delivered at the opening of the two-day event, dedicated to finalization of drafting of the South East European Regional Strategic Document and Action Plan 2011-2013 in the area of justice, home affairs and security cooperation, held under RCC auspices in Sarajevo, BiH.

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Interview by Jelica Minic, Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Serbian daily Politika

Interview by Jelica Minic, Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Serbian daily Politika
interview/article | 28 NOV 2010

In the interview, the Deputy RCC Secretary General speaks about the regional cooperation in South East Europe, with an emphasis to economic cooperation.

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Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs

Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs
statement/speech | 23 NOV 2010

The address titled “Working Together in Strengthening EU Perspectives: the Role of the RCC” was delivered on 23 November 2010 in Brussels.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to Odbrana, bi-weekly magazine of the Serbian Ministry of Defence

Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to Odbrana, bi-weekly magazine of the Serbian Ministry of Defence
interview/article | 15 NOV 2010

In the interview, Secretary General Biscevic speaks about the RCC and its activities, and regional cooperation in general with emphasis on security cooperation.

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Conclusion of the regional conference ‘The Role of Inspectors in Education Quality Assurance in South East Europe’

Conclusion of the regional conference ‘The Role of Inspectors in Education Quality Assurance in South East Europe’
meeting document | 21 OCT 2010

This regional event, that took place on 20-21 October 2010, in the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat in Sarajevo, discussed the inspectors’ contribution to modernizing educational systems in South East Europe.

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Conclusions of the international conference ‘Addressing Europe’s Digital Divide: Towards Sustainable Public Service Media in South East Europe’

Conclusions of the international conference ‘Addressing Europe’s Digital Divide: Towards Sustainable Public Service Media in South East Europe’
meeting document | 15 OCT 2010

The RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic and the EBU Vice-President Claudio Cappon signed these conclusions on 15 October 2010 in Sarajevo, BiH.

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Opening address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the international conference on digitalization and sustainability of public service media

Opening address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the international conference on digitalization and sustainability of public service media
statement/speech | 14 OCT 2010

The opening address refers to the international conference ‘Addressing Europe’s Digital Divide: Towards Sustainable Public Service Media in South East Europe’, held in RCC Secretariat on 14-15 October 2010.

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Article by BiH daily Oslobodjenje featuring Regional Cooperation Council

Article by BiH daily Oslobodjenje featuring Regional Cooperation Council
interview/article | 27 SEP 2010

The article is about the Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013 of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and carries statements of RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, and his Deputy, Jelica Minic.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to RTV Vojvodina/Radio Novi Sad

Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to RTV Vojvodina/Radio Novi Sad
interview/article | 22 SEP 2010

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General talks about the Regional Cooperation Council, its activities so far and the organization’s Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Commentary for EurActiv by Hido Biščević, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

Commentary for EurActiv by Hido Biščević, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council
interview/article | 08 JUL 2010

Secretary General Biscevic writes about the new spirit of rapprochement in Western Balkans and the ways it can be advanced, also in light of the RCC strategy for the next three years, endorsed last month by South East European heads of state and government.

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Declaration in respect of the Western Balkans Investment Framework

Declaration in respect of the Western Balkans Investment Framework
declaration/decision | 14 DEC 2009

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List of 2009 Activities of the RCC Secretariat

List of 2009 Activities of the RCC Secretariat
information material | 03 DEC 2009

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Article by New Europe weekly, featuring Regional Cooperation Council

Article by New Europe weekly, featuring Regional Cooperation Council
interview/article | 18 OCT 2009

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Article by RCC Spokesperson, Dinka Zivalj, for New Europe weekly

Article by RCC Spokesperson, Dinka Zivalj, for New Europe weekly
interview/article | 18 OCT 2009

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Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at ministerial conference on public-private partnerships

Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at ministerial conference on public-private partnerships
statement/speech | 25 SEP 2009

The conference examined the opportunities, risks, and constraints to public-private partnership development in South East Europe, as well as the role these partnerships could potentially play in the context of national and regional development strategies.

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Overview of South East Europe economic indicators

Overview of South East Europe economic indicators
information material | 18 SEP 2009

The document gives an overview of selected economic indicators for South East Europe (SEE) for the first six months of 2009.

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Article by Croatian weekly Nacional on Regional Cooperation Council, featuring Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Article by Croatian weekly Nacional on Regional Cooperation Council, featuring Secretary General Hido Biscevic
interview/article | 14 JUL 2009

Croatia's leading political weekly Nacional gives an overview of the Regional Cooperation Council and its activities, imbedding segments of an interview with the RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic into the article.

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Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at The Croatia Summit 2009

Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at The Croatia Summit 2009
statement/speech | 10 JUL 2009

Description: The theme of the Croatia Summit 2009, held in Dubrovnik, was “Europe’s Strategic Imperative: Energy, Investment and Development”.

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Article by Deutsche Welle, featuring Regional Cooperation Council

Article by Deutsche Welle, featuring Regional Cooperation Council
interview/article | 10 JUN 2009

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Address by Deputy RCC Secretary General Jelica Minic at Belgrade Information Society and eDemocracy conference

Address by Deputy RCC Secretary General Jelica Minic at Belgrade Information Society and eDemocracy conference
statement/speech | 19 MAY 2009

The topic of the address is “Challenges for the Development of South East Europe“.

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2009 – 2010 Strategic Work Programme of the RCC

2009 – 2010 Strategic Work Programme of the RCC
report | 14 MAY 2009

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Address by Minister of State at German Foreign Office, Gernot Erler, delivered at RCC Secretariat

Address by Minister of State at German Foreign Office, Gernot Erler, delivered at RCC Secretariat
statement/speech | 10 MAR 2009

Lecture by the Minister of State at the German Foreign Office, Gernot Erler, on regional cooperation, stability and way to the EU, held on 10 March 2009 at the premises of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat in Sarajevo.

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Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic
report | 12 DEC 2008

Report to the RCC Board on the activities of the RCC Secretariat, for the period 1 October-5 December 2008.

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South East European Climate Change Framework Action Plan for Adaptation

South East European Climate Change Framework Action Plan for Adaptation
meeting document | 14 NOV 2008

The Action Plan represents the outcome of a joint effort of interested South East European countries in creating a common platform for sub-regional cooperation in addressing the climate change.

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Joint Statement on combating climate change in South East Europe

Joint Statement on combating climate change in South East Europe
statement/speech | 14 NOV 2008

The Joint Statement was adopted by environmental ministers of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, at the first ministerial conference on "Combating Climate Change in South East Europe", held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 14 November 2008.

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Declaration of the SEECP Ministers of Health

Declaration of the SEECP Ministers of Health
declaration/decision | 07 NOV 2008

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Report on ways to increase competitiveness in the Western Balkans

Report on ways to increase competitiveness in the Western Balkans
report | 16 OCT 2008

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.

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Minutes of Regional Coordination Meeting

Minutes of Regional Coordination Meeting
meeting document | 13 OCT 2008

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Article by Deutsche Welle on Regional Cooperation Council

Article by Deutsche Welle on Regional Cooperation Council
interview/article | 11 OCT 2008

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Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic
report | 06 OCT 2008

Report to the RCC Board on the activities of the RCC Secretariat, for the period 20 May-1 October 2008.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General to Fonet news agency

Interview by RCC Secretary General to Fonet news agency
interview/article | 10 JUL 2008

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RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic’s interview to Politika daily

RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic’s interview to Politika daily
interview/article | 10 JUL 2008

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Article by AFP featuring RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Article by AFP featuring RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic
interview/article | 29 JUN 2008

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Strategic Work Programme of the RCC, 2008-2009

Strategic Work Programme of the RCC, 2008-2009
report | 20 MAY 2008

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Concept Paper on Regional Ownership

Concept Paper on Regional Ownership
report | 20 MAY 2008

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Key Infrastructure and Energy links

Key Infrastructure and Energy links
information material | 15 MAY 2008

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Key Justice and Home Affairs links

Key Justice and Home Affairs links
information material | 15 MAY 2008

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Key Security Cooperation links

Key Security Cooperation links
information material | 15 MAY 2008

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Report on Roundtable on Regional Cooperation and Socio-Economic Development in SEE

Report on Roundtable on Regional Cooperation and Socio-Economic Development in SEE
report | 15 MAY 2008

The roundtable was a part of the hand-over activities between the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe and the Regional Cooperation Council.

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RFE/RL report on RCC

RFE/RL report on RCC
interview/article | 28 APR 2008

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Declaration on RCC establishment, its participants, and Statute

Declaration on RCC establishment, its participants, and Statute
declaration/decision | 27 FEB 2008

Annex I and Annex II amended by the RCC Board on 28 February 2013

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Montenegro conclusions on employment and social policy

Montenegro conclusions on employment and social policy
meeting document | 26 OCT 2007

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2007 Zagreb SEECP Summit collection of speeches

2007 Zagreb SEECP Summit collection of speeches
book | 11 MAY 2007

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Zagreb Declaration of 10th SEECP meeting of Heads of State and Government

Zagreb Declaration of 10th SEECP meeting of Heads of State and Government
declaration/decision | 11 MAY 2007

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Zagreb Final Act on SEECP enhancement

Zagreb Final Act on SEECP enhancement
declaration/decision | 11 MAY 2007

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SEECP procedures and mechanisms

SEECP procedures and mechanisms
meeting document | 11 MAY 2007

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Reader’s guide to CEFTA 2006

Reader’s guide to CEFTA 2006
report | 01 APR 2007

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Investment Compact activity report

Investment Compact activity report
report | 01 APR 2007

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Investment Compact brochure on investment in SEE

Investment Compact brochure on investment in SEE
brochure | 01 JAN 2007

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SME Policy Index

SME Policy Index
report | 01 JAN 2007

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Information Society eSEE Agenda+

Information Society eSEE Agenda+
declaration/decision | 01 JAN 2007

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Regional investment framework

Regional investment framework
statement/speech | 27 JUN 2006

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Health and Economic Development in SEE

Health and Economic Development in SEE
report | 01 JUN 2006

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EU Council decision on conclusion of the Energy Community Treaty

EU Council decision on conclusion of the Energy Community Treaty
declaration/decision | 29 MAY 2006

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Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe

Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe
declaration/decision | 05 MAY 2006

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Investment Reform Index

Investment Reform Index
report | 01 JAN 2006

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Skopje pledge on health

Skopje pledge on health
declaration/decision | 25 NOV 2005

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Treaty establishing the Energy Community

Treaty establishing the Energy Community
declaration/decision | 25 OCT 2005

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Improving Social Policy in SEE

Improving Social Policy in SEE
report | 01 NOV 2004

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Agreement on development of SEE transport network

Agreement on development of SEE transport network
agreement | 11 JUN 2004

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Bucharest declaration on employment

Bucharest declaration on employment
declaration/decision | 31 OCT 2003

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Information Society eSEE Agenda

Information Society eSEE Agenda
declaration/decision | 29 OCT 2002

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Dubrovnik pledge on health

Dubrovnik pledge on health
declaration/decision | 02 SEP 2001

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