The RCC Board meets three times a year and is chaired by the Secretary General. RCC Board meetings are convened and prepared by the Secretary General in coordination with the SEECP CiO. The RCC Board meets at the level of RCC National Coordinators, which are senior civil officials in each RCC participant responsible for coordination of RCC relevant issues within their respective national administration.
The RCC Board provides operational guidance and supervision of the organization in between the Annual Meetings. The Board accepts the Annual Report of the Secretary General and adopts the Strategy and Work Programme, reviews progress in the course of the year and provides proposals and initiatives with the view of further development of regional cooperation. The Board consists of those RCC participants contributing to the budget of the RCC Secretariat as well as the European Union, represented by a representative of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and a representative of the European Commission.
Decisions of the RCC are taken by consensus. The working language of RCC meetings as well as of the Secretariat is English.
The Annual Meeting of the RCC is held back to back with the SEECP Summit. It is co-chaired by the Secretary General and the Foreign Minister of the SEECP participant holding the Chairmanship in Office (CiO).
The Annual Meeting of the RCC meets at a high political level. It ensures strategic coordination and development of regional cooperation processes, reviews and endorses the Secretary General’s Annual Report on regional cooperation in SEE as well as the organization’s Strategy and Work Programme. The RCC Annual Meeting is open to guests upon request to and/or the initiative of the Secretary General following the consent of the participants in the RCC Board.
Participants of the RCC Board
Bosnia and Herzegovina
European Union (EU), represented by a representative of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and a representative of the European Commission
Federal Republic of Germany
Republic of North Macedonia
United States of America
Statute of the Regional Cooperation Council
as amended by the RCC Board on 25 April 2013
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* 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.