Champion of Regional Cooperation Dr. Erhard Busek

Champion of Regional Cooperation Dr. Erhard Busek
AWARD for the best achievements in cooperation in South East Europe


The Champion of Regional Cooperation is an acknowledgment of an individual or an organisation that the RCC Secretariat and its Secretary General consider to have contributed most to the development of regional cooperation in South East Europe over the course of the past year. The award is annual and it has been inaugurated in February 2013 marking the RCC’s 5th anniversary. It has been presented by the RCC Secretary General ever since.

In 2022 the award has changed its title to Champion of Regional Cooperation Dr. Erhard Busek, honouring posthumously Mr Busek who was the Special Co-ordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, the RCC’s predecessor, but also a staunch supporter of the Western Balkans and avid advocate of the region’s integration into the European Union. Above all, a good a loyal friend of RCC, Western Balkans and South East Europe.

The laureates of the award: