Newsletter 1/2010 - RCC events calendar

15.04.2010 - 16.04.2010

The First Road Infrastructure Safety Management Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This conference, which is to be organized by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACE), the European Union Road Federation (ERF) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, under the auspices of the Ministry for Transport and Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will be attended by representatives of relevant national institutions from South East Europe and several other EU countries involved in construction and management of road infrastructure and its safety control. 

The main objective of this international event is to provide a platform for knowledge and experience exchange on the Road Infrastructure Safety Management (EU’s Directive 2008/96) in all of its aspect and to encourage its implementation in the countries of South East Europe.

The Conference will tackle issues of road safety impact assessment, management, audit for infrastructure projects, and control for existing roads as well as for those still to be constructed.

Opening address by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at this event is available HERE.

Related media advisory is available in English HERE, and in Bosnian HERE.


Meeting of RCC National Coordinators from South East Europe, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The meeting, as the fourth one in this format, will represent an opportunity to continue discussions, in the framework of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) members from South East Europe, on the draft RCC strategy 2011-2013, with the aim of its finalization.


Meeting of National Councils of European Movement in South East Europe, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This event, which is to be organized and hosted by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat in celebration of the Europe Day, intends to discuss possible ways of active involvement of the National Councils of the European Movement in South East Europe (SEE) in regional cooperation and better communication of European integration. The meeting will discuss ways the European Movement Councils can concretely assist in advancing the accession process by communicating EU enlargement policy in cooperation with the national authorities and through regional and international cooperation.

The meeting is part of RCC Secretariat’s efforts to help foster an open, transparent and regular dialogue with civil society, thus promoting citizens’ participation in public life and in decision-making, while emphasizing the essential values that are shared by the citizens of Europe. The activities of the National Councils of the International European Movement can complement RCC work in this respect.


Meeting of RCC Board, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This second meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Board in 2010, which is taking place at the RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo, aims at finalizing discussions on the organization's strategy for the 2011-2013 period.

The RCC Board meets quarterly and is chaired by the RCC Secretary General. The Board provides the RCC with operational guidance and supervision. It consists of those RCC members contributing to the budget of the RCC Secretariat as well as the European Union, represented by the Troika, consisting of the EU Presidency, the European Commission and the Council Secretariat.

20.05.2010 - 21.05.2010

Regional Anticorruption Conference of South Eastern Europe, Bucharest, Romania

The conference will present and debate a study on integrity and resistance to corruption of the judicial systems in nine South East European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia). It will be organized by the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Transparency International, in cooperation with the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, the Ministry of Justice of Romania and the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The event will also mark 10 years of work of the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative.

The study is aimed at identifying the perception of judges, prosecutors, and police officers dealing with high level corruption in order to assess the independence and efficacy of the criminal judicial system by highlighting the causes and methods of obstruction in the pre-trial and criminal trial phases of high level corruption cases. The final goal is adoption of legislative and institutional measures aligning national anti-corruption mechanisms to European and international standards and good practice guidelines in South East Europe.

Draft agenda of the event is available HERE.