RCC-supported conference of National Councils of European Movement in South East Europe held in Podgorica

A conference of National Councils of the European Movement in South East Europe, which gathered representatives of ten countries from the region, was held in Podgorica today. The event was co-organized by the European Movement of Montenegro and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, under the auspices of the Montenegrin Chairmanship-in-Office of the South-East European Cooperation Process and with support of Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

The meeting was a continuation of an initiative of the RCC Secretariat and National Councils of European Movement from South East Europe, launched in May 2010, at the initial conference in Sarajevo.

Speaking at the event, Deputy RCC Secretary General Jelica Minic reiterated the organization’s support to this type of civil society engagement aimed at boosting regional cooperation and supporting European integration.

“The RCC is very satisfied that its incentive to develop cooperation in the framework of National Councils of the European Movement in South East Europe has gained momentum and promises to become an important self-sustainable initiative.”

The conference participants agreed to concretize and formalize cooperation in the future, and develop concrete models and projects with this purpose among European Movements of the region and their national councils, European Movement International and national councils from other European countries, as well as other international, regional and local stakeholders.