Publications archive

Report on the State of Application of Digital Economy Society Index (DESI) in Western Balkan Economies

Description The objective of the report is to provide an overview of the state of application of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) methodology in Western Balkans, the availability of datasets for calculating all DESI indicators and identify the responsible institutions for data collection. All with the aim is to identify gaps and needs and to provide short-term recommendations to harmonise the domestic methodologies with the DESI and European Union (EU) methodologies. DESI measures five key areas: connectivity, human capital, use of internet by individuals, integration of digital technologies by the business sector and digital public services. As candidates or potential candidates for EU membership, the Western Balkan (WB) economies are required to use DESI indicators for measurement of the progress made.
Published 21.07.2021
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COMPARATIVE REPORT ON YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

Description This Study presents a comparative analysis of the region’s youth labour markets. The Section 2 analyses the key indicators of the youth labour market that are available from Eurostat, the Observatory on employment in the Western Balkans of the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP 2) project, and Statistical Offices in the Western Balkan economies. Section 3 analyses and summarises the main youth employment measures adopted in each economy in comparative perspective and identifies the main challenges facing youth labour markets in each economy. Section 4 maps the NEET landscape using statistical data and proposes the design of appropriate policies to integrate nonregistered NEETs including tailored outreach mechanisms to identify and assist the most vulnerable NEET groups. Section 5 analyses the capacities of the public employmentservices (PES) in each economy to implement new youth employment measures. Section 6 discusses the key issues around introducing a form of Youth Guarantee in line with the EU ambition to assist in the further development of the region’s youth labour markets and wider economic performance. Section 7 presents brief conclusions.
Published 08.07.2021
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Balkan Barometer 2021 - Public Opinion

Description Balkan Barometer 2021 - this is the 7th edition of annual public and business opinion survey commissioned by the RCC which examines Western Balkan citizens and businesses perceptions and expectations towards a variety of thematic areas, such as the EU integration and regional cooperation, digitalisation, green recovery, employment, and for the second year in a row it includes topics concerning a challenging regional COVID-19 induced landscape.
Published 24.06.2021
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Balkan Barometer 2021 - INFOGRAPHICS

Description BALKAN BAROMETER is an annual survey of public opinion and business sentiments in six Western Balkans economies, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), which examines aspirations and expectations on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends & regional and European integration. BALKAN BAROMETER’S 2021 infographics booklet features some of the defining thoughts of Western Balkans citizens and businesses on prevailing issues facing the region. The entire BB survey is available at www.rcc.int/balkanbarometer
Published 24.06.2021
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Balkan Barometer Business Opinion

Description Balkan Barometer 2021 - this is the 7th edition of annual public and business opinion survey commissioned by the RCC which examines Western Balkan citizens and businesses perceptions and expectations towards a variety of thematic areas, such as the EU integration and regional cooperation, digitalisation, green recovery, employment, and for the second year in a row it includes topics concerning a challenging regional COVID-19 induced landscape.
Published 23.06.2021
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Labour Markets in the Western Balkans: 2019 and 2020

Description This Study analyses the situation in each of the six Western Balkan economies’ labour markets in 2019 and during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. It considers the factors that affect the region’s labour markets, the measures undertaken by governments to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these have affected labour market outcomes. It includes an analysis of the structure of the labour force, including employment and unemployment in general and that of particular groups, including youth, low-skilled workers, and women as well as the long-term unemployed and the informal economy. Additionally, factors related to economic and sectoral developments that have affected job losses and opportunities for job creation are considered.
Published 11.06.2021
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SecuriMeter Infographics

Description SecuriMeter Infographics feature some of the most interesting and defining data from the first-ever regional Public Opinion Survey on Security
Published 23.05.2021
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Public Opinion Survey on Security issues – Western Balkans SecuriMeter

Description Public Opinion Survey on Security issues – Western Balkans SecuriMeter is the first-ever regional Public Opinion Survey on Security. The survey reveals what Western Balkans citizens think about security, organised crime, migrants, online radicalisation, owning a gun, fake news and many more issues that can help inform interested regional stakeholders and provide better understanding of the overall regional security. The Western Balkans SecuriMeter is the first-ever Public Opinion Survey on Security issues conducted by Indago among more than 6.000 citizens of the Western Balkans as a venture of the Regional Cooperation Council in cooperation with IISG, UNDP/SEESAC, MARRI, DPPI- SEE and OBCT.
Published 23.05.2021
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South East Europe 2020: Annual Report on Implementation for 2020

Description This year’s edition of Annual Report on Implementation (ARI) for 2020 is composed of three parts. Part I provides a summary and a comprehensive overview of the progress achieved throughout the implementation of SEE2020 Strategy. Part II contains an analysis of the progress towards reaching domestic and regional targets set for each of the SEE 2020 growth pillars, whereas Part III provides key policy recommendations along key SEE2020 thematic areas. ARI for 2020 reflects the progress achieved in 2019 across 11 headline targets and reports on the activities of regional dimension co-ordinators until mid-April 2020. Due to the ongoing situation and challenges coronavirus pandemic keeps imposing on our societies, ARI also sheds light on the most important regional dynamics as well as on regional achievements and successes which occurred during these increasingly challenging times.
Published 30.04.2021
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Economic Benefits of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in the Western Balkans Six

Description The purpose of this study is to shed light on the labour market situation of women in the WB6 economies, assess the economic benefits of women empowerment and provide recommendations for the way forward. Using gender disaggregated data, a comprehensive analysis of the current situation of gender equality and women empowerment in the WB was performed. The economic benefits of gender equality measures were estimated. A Women Empowerment Index (WEI) was developed to measure the economic empowerment of women in the WB6. The study also contains stocktaking and assessment of key policy areas and measures to reduce gender inequality and promote economic empowerment of women in the WB region.
Published 13.04.2021
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Youth Policy Lab Draft Working Group Rules of Procedure

Description The Regional Cooperation Council’s Western Balkan Youth Lab project produced Youth Policy Lab Draft Working Group Rules of Procedure, which represents the proposals for the Rules of Procedure for the Working Groups at economy level in regard to the Model on Youth Policy Labs and regional policy recommendations stemming from the Thematic Regional Youth Policy Lab on Youth Unemployment held in December 2020.
Published 26.01.2021
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Compliance of Legal Framework in the Western Balkans Economies With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Requirements

Description The Regional Cooperation Council supported the assessment of compliance of the Western Balkans Economies’ legislation with the GDPR requirements. This assessment covers all six Western Balkans economies and aims to evaluate the state of implementation as well as to provide concrete recommendations to ensure proper enforcement of GDPR principles and requirements at both economy and regional level. The objective of this report is to provide (1) an overview of each of the respective economies separately, both from the perspective of their regulatory frameworks (including assessment of their alignment with the GDPR and points of their non-compliance with the same) and practical solutions for overcoming the existing challenges in the field of further data protection development (Economy Reports), and (2) overview of the data protection related similarities between the respective economies and, consequently, joint conclusions for further development of their data protection environment (Key Findings and Conclusions).
Published 30.12.2020
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Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA) in the Western Balkans - Diagnostic Report

Description Report on implementation of the Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA) in the Western Balkans covers diagnostics in the following MAP REA components: Trade, Investment, Skills & Mobility and Digital integration, priority areas of the action plan endorsed by the Leaders of Western Balkans at the Trieste Summit in 2017.
Published 24.12.2020
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Promoting judicial cooperation in support of economic development in the Western Balkans

Description This report provides an overview of the existing legal framework of the WB6 economies on judicial cooperation in criminal and civil/commercial matters. It highlights whether the existing legal framework is sufficient enough to promote judicial cooperation and foster free circulation of judgments. It summarises some of the main findings on the rule of law performance of Western Balkans Six (WB6), in particular those related to judicial performance. The general analysis is based on desk research. The relevant information was collected from different studies and reports analysing the rules on judicial cooperation in criminal and civil matters and the rule of law performance of the WB6.
Published 24.12.2020
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Mapping of Gender-Related Policies, Programmes and Mechanisms on Gender Disparity in STEM in Western Balkans

Description The objective of this study is to identify policies related to gender disparity in STEM at the level of each Western Balkan economy and provide a regional overview of existing mechanisms and initiatives, thus providing recommendations for regional action in the area of STEM.
Published 18.12.2020
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Strengthening the Role of Parliaments of the Western Balkans Region in the Berlin Process

Description The overall objective of this regional assessment is to support the strengthening of the role of Western Balkan (WB) Parliaments in the Berlin Process. To this end the assessment includes the analysis of the current involvement of Parliaments of WB economies in the Berlin Process, aiming to identify the steps needed to establish a formal parliamentary dialogue in line with the Chair’s conclusions of the Western Balkans Summit in Poznań 2019 and pave the way for better information sharing on measures linked with regional integration agenda among the Parliaments so as to contribute to a strengthened consultation process at regional level.
Published 25.11.2020
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Overview of the Relevant Experiences in Judicial e-Learning in the SEE Region

Description This Overview of the relevant experiences in judicial distance training in the SEE region and its accompanying Recommendations were developed in the framework of the activity of the SEE Judicial Training Institutions (SEE JTI) Network. The purpose of this document is to support the implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2020 – 2022, in regard to the activities related to strengthening JTIs cooperation by facilitating and supporting networking and lifelong learning of judges, prosecutors and legal professionals, which should contribute to improved competences, mutual trust and enhanced crossborder and regional cooperation among the judiciaries in SEE. It should serve as a baseline for future actions in judicial distance learning area within the SEE JTIs Network. The recommendations herein should facilitate more active cooperation for developing and implementing joint initiatives, projects and actions on topics of common interest of the JTI’s in the South East Europe region.
Published 30.10.2020
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Report on the Activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 15 May 2020 – 1 October 2020

Description 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 May 2020 – 1 October 2020.
Published 19.10.2020
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Report on the preparation of post-2020 Strategy in the Western Balkans

Description The purpose of this report is to provide input into the development of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2030 Strategy for the Western Balkans (WB). It provides cross-analysis of findings from relevant post-2020 strategies of six Western Balkan economies. Moreover, it provides comparative analysis of linkages between strategic priorities of the Western Balkan economies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also addresses the priorities of the European Commission (2019-2024) and their relevance for the Western Balkans, as well as the interlinkages between the national priorities of the WB6 and EU post strategic 2020 agenda, including information relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, this report provides information on the plans, scope of work, and priorities of relevant regional organisations and initiatives in the period after 2020 in order to identify opportunities for synergies between them and the RCC and to avoid possible overlaps going forward.
Published 23.07.2020
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2019-2020

Description This Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period April 2019 – April 2020. 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.
Published 25.06.2020
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2020: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

Description Balkan Barometer 2020 - the 6th edition 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 examines 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. The Balkan Barometer: Public Opinion Survey carries perceptions of the citizens at large, examining their views of the current situation and future expectations.
Published 24.06.2020
Type survey
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2020: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

Description Balkan Barometer 2020 - the 6th edition of the RCC of the annual business opinion survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council to gather and interpret data spanning a number of thematic areas and topics. The Barometer 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.
Published 24.06.2020
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Balkan Barometer 2020: Covid-19 impact assessment

Description Following the annual issue of the Balkan Barometer survey, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) initiated additional analysis to observe more closely sentiments and perceptions of the general public and the business community in the context of recent developments deriving from COVID-19. In this respect, RCC engaged in data collection and data processing as a basis for snap-shot analysis of the attitudes, experiences and perceptions on the recent developments in six economies.
Published 24.06.2020
Type survey
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Balkan Barometer - COVID19 pandemic Impact Assessment Infographics

Description The Balkan Barometer 2020 edition presents for the first time the perception and sentiments on COVID19 pandemic Impact Assessment. COVID19 pandemic Impact Assessment infographics booklet features some of the defining opinions of our citizens and business on jobs, economy and recovery in regard to the COVID 19 pandemic and lockdowns. The entire BB survey is available at www.rcc.int/balkanbarometer
Published 23.06.2020
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Network of Open Research Infrastructures

Description The Regional Cooperation Council is establishing a Network of Open Research Infrastructures in the Western Balkans. Unique Opportunity for all Public Research Organisations to get involved in shaping the Network
Published 22.06.2020
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2020 - INFOGRAPHICS

Description BALKAN BAROMETER is an annual survey of public opinion and business sentiments in six Western Balkans economies, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), which examines aspirations and expectations on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends & regional and European integration. BALKAN BAROMETER’S 2020 infographics booklet features some of the defining thoughts of Western Balkans citizens and businesses on prevailing issues facing the region. The entire BB survey is available at www.rcc.int/balkanbarometer
Published 22.06.2020
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Report on the preparation of post-2020 Strategy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Description The study detailed in this report outlines both domestic and international policy frameworks that may present opportunities for embedding the post-2020 priorities for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Due to the complexities of the economy’s constitutional system, the review of relevant domestic instruments includes both national and sub-national structures and documents in an effort to provide an accurate mapping of the relevant policy landscape. In general, as the study demonstrates in great detail, strategic planning documents in Bosnia and Herzegovina tend to be short on detail and frequently lack verifiable indicators for success as well as the funding needed to implement their lofty goals. This is something that is expected to impact any plans for embedding the post-2020 priorities in national strategic frameworks.
Published 23.12.2019
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Report on the preparation of post-2020 Strategy in Kosovo*

Description This report is a Kosovo*’s contribution to the post 2020 Regional Strategy for the SEE in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that is to be developed by the RCC, along with key regional and international partners, the European Commission, national administrations, civil society, academia, media and private sector. It consists of mapping of mid-term and long-term strategies and the analysis of priorities and national targets with respect to Kosovo*’s post 2020 vision and UN Agenda 2030. The focus of the report is on Kosovo*’s National Development Strategy (NDS) and its correlation with other strategic planning frameworks namely the Kosovo*’s European integration agenda and the adoption of the acquis. Existing sectoral strategies that span beyond 2020 are also part of the mapping. *This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
Published 23.12.2019
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Report on the preparation of post-2020 Strategy in Montenegro

Description This report provides information regarding the national post-2020 strategic and other policy-relevant documents in Montenegro. The report provides an overview of the most important strategic objectives and priorities. The report describes linkages between the specific strategic documents, priorities of the European Union (EU) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also provides an overview of current donor strategic framework support for Montenegro for the forthcoming period.
Published 23.12.2019
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Report on the preparation of post-2020 Strategy in North Macedonia

Description This report provides information regarding the relevant national post-2020 policy and other strategic documents in the Republic of North Macedonia and identifies their objectives/priorities/targets and their relation to the specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are of particular importance for the economy, and other European Union (EU) accession frameworks. It also provides an overview of donor strategic framework support for the North Macedonia for the forthcoming period.
Published 23.12.2019
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Report on the preparation of post-2020 Strategy in Serbia

Description The overall objective of this analysis is to conduct stock taking and identification of the existing mid- and long-term strategies, analyse priorities within the existing strategies, and provide an overview of the quantification of key national targets with respect to post-2020 vision and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through desk-based research and consultations with the representatives of Serbia, both government and non-governmental organisations, and donors and international organisations based in Serbia.
Published 23.12.2019
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Report on preparation of post-2020 Strategy in Albania

Description The report aims to present an analysis of relevant post-2020 strategies in Albania and a detailed analysis of strategic national priorities with respect to the European Commission priorities and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Published 23.12.2019
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TOWARDS CREATING E-ENVIRONMENT IN JUSTICE - COMMON STANDARDS ON PROMOTING QUALITY OF JUDICIAL TRAINING AND REGIONAL CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN SEE

Description The study “Towards creating E-environment in justice - common standards on promoting quality of judicial training and regional cross-border cooperation in SEE” , aims to identify the possible common basic standards for enhancing the quality of judicial training and its components in the main phases of the training cycle, thus creating the base for exchange of trainers and mentors, materials and methodologies among the SEE Judicial Training Institutes. In parallel, this document proposes the possible modalities of regional and international cooperation for achieving and implementing European and international standards for independent, efficient and accountable judiciary.
Published 25.09.2019
Type study
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2019 - INFOGRAPHICS

Description BALKAN BAROMETER is an annual survey of public opinion and business sentiments in six Western Balkans economies, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), which examines aspirations and expectations on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends & regional and European integration. BALKAN BAROMETER’S 2019 infographics booklet features some of the defining thoughts of citizens and businesses on prevailing issues facing the region. The entire BB survey is available at http://www.rcc.int/seeds
Published 04.07.2019
Type brochure
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2019: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

Description Balkan Barometer 2019, the fifth instalment of the RCC-commissioned annual survey of regional perceptions and attitudes across a wide array of social, political and economic factors impacting life in South East Europe (SEE), is modestly optimistic. It shows growing support for EU membership with more than half of all respondents viewing EU accession favourably, a first since the Barometer’s inception in 2015. Regional cooperation continues to be important to an overwhelming majority of respondents. Overall, the region has grown more positive both about its present situation as well as its outlook for the future, indicating a growing level of confidence in the financial stability of the six SEE economies. The Balkan Barometer: Business Opinion Survey gives voice to the SEE’s business community, examining both their perceptions of today as well as expectations of tomorrow.
Published 03.07.2019
Type survey
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2019: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

Description Balkan Barometer 2019, the fifth instalment of the RCC-commissioned annual survey of regional perceptions and attitudes across a wide array of social, political and economic factors impacting life in South East Europe (SEE), is modestly optimistic. It shows growing support for EU membership with more than half of all respondents viewing EU accession favourably, a first since the Barometer’s inception in 2015. Regional cooperation continues to be important to an overwhelming majority of respondents. Overall, the region has grown more positive both about its present situation as well as its outlook for the future, indicating a growing level of confidence in the financial stability of the six SEE economies. The Balkan Barometer: Public Opinion Survey carries perceptions of the citizens at large, examining their views of the current situation and future expectations.
Published 03.07.2019
Type survey
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Leaflet: Roaming Free Western Balkans

Description #RoamingFreeWesternBalkans: After the signing of the Regional Roaming Agreement in Belgrade on 4 April 2019, drastic cuts of roaming costs in the region begun on 1 July 2019, leading to lowering roaming costs with EU, and 0 costs in WB in 2021
Published 01.07.2019
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Western Balkans Youth Employment in Numbers

Description The brochure "Western Balkans Youth Employment in Numbers" gives an insight into the main indicators on the youth employment in the Western Balkans, including the overall youth employment rate, statistical data, people's sentiment on this issue as well as recommendations on how to improve the youth employment rate in the region.
Published 28.05.2019
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PROMO FLYER: Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route’s Illyricum Trail

Description Illyricum Trail is a new and upcoming branch of the Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route. It will run through Western Balkans and take tourists to some of the most mesmerising Roman archaeological sites where they will get to experience culture and history of an empire and immerse themselves in myth and legends of an era. Development of the Illyricum Trail was initiated through the RCC implemented and EU funded Tourism Development and Promotion Project’s grants scheme.
Published 17.04.2019
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Horseback riding trail across the Balkans, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description A new horseback riding route spanning over 500 kilometres connecting northern Serbia with southern Bosnia and Herzegovina will network some 50 farmers (horse keepers) and horse riding clubs and engage them in the equestrian tourism industry.
Published 22.03.2019
Type factsheet
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Mokra Gora Mt. - Undiscovered Pearl of Via Dinarica Trail, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description Institute for Territorial Economic Development - InTER will improve infrastructure and develop and promote a new cross-border branch of Via Dinarica trail running across Mokra Gora Mountain.
Published 22.03.2019
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Building a Regional Network across Culture, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description A new cultural route in the cross-border region of the Accursed Mountains will be built on traditional lifestyle in remote villages and their songs, dances, verbal history, myths, legends, authentic rituals, cuisine and handcrafts.
Published 22.03.2019
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Development and Promotion of New Via Dinarica Routes, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description Community Development Fund will develop and promote six new stages of Via Dinarica trail – some 50 kilometres long – to better connect Kosovo* portion of the trail with the trails in Albania and Montenegro and make them more competitive.
Published 22.03.2019
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SEEculture – Meeting of Cultures route, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description Concept of Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures as a model of tourism product based on diverse cultural heritage will be replicated in Kotor and Novi Sad and a new a joint brand and regional cultural tour will be developed.
Published 22.03.2019
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Western Balkans Branch of Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description Danube Competence Centre will research, evaluate and select Roman archaeological sites and surrounding sub-destinations for the inclusion into a new branch of Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route running through Western Balkans. It will also establish collaboration platform for the development and implementation of the new branch.
Published 22.03.2019
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Creative History Balkans Tour, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description Foundation EXIT will develop a cultural tour of four fortresses: Citadela (Budva, Montenegro), Kastel (Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Petrovaradin (Novi Sad, Serbia) and Rozefa (Shkodër, Albania) and will target young people through storytelling, superb design and digital promotion.
Published 22.03.2019
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Legends of the Fortress, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description A new cultural route featuring fortresses and running through Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro will interpret heritage through storytelling and will employ videos, theatrical performances and food and craft fairs.
Published 22.03.2019
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MonumentSEE – Western Balkans Monumental Trail, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description A comprehensive assessment of World War II monuments and their futuristic art and design will be conducted to produce recommendations for development of a new Western Balkans cultural tourism route.
Published 22.03.2019
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Hidden Gems of Skopje Old Town, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description Seven cultural trails in Skopje Old Town based on craftsmanship, oral history, gastronomy, customs, dances, festivities and religions will be made available in ten languages through a dedicated mobile application and a website.
Published 22.03.2019
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Connecting Naturally Through Via Dinarica White Trail, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description Tradition of river log-driving (today’s rafting) employed by lumberjack on Tara River prior to the 2nd World War inspired development a new circuit trail on Via Dinarica White Trail in Tara Canyon and associated cultural tourism component (storytelling).
Published 22.03.2019
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Development of Bike Friendly Standards, GRANT FACT SHEET

Description Quality of products and services in cyclotourism in the Western Balkans will be improved through development of Bike Friendly Standards for facilities and service providers and the introduction of the certification process.
Published 22.03.2019
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A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD - How to prevent online radicalisation in the cyber security realm of the Western Balkans

Description Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) commissioned a study on cyber security and online radicalization entitled “A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD - How to prevent online radicalisation in the cyber security realm of the Western Balkans “. The main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of the situation regarding the cyber security in the Western Balkan Six (WB6) economies but also offers recommendations for enhancement cyber security and prevention of online radicalisation on regional and national levels. The study contains two chapters: Cyber Security in the Western Balkans, and Online Radicalization in the Western Balkans. The first Chapter focuses on traditional cyber security concerns, while the 2nd one aims at expanding the understanding of cyber security beyond traditional narrow perspective by including information operations, with a focus on online radicalization. This study has been funded by the European Union (EU) within the IPA II 2016 Regional Action on P/CVE in the Western Balkans.
Published 06.12.2018
Type study
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Summary of the study "A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD - How to prevent online radicalisation in the cyber security realm of the Western Balkans"

Description Summary of the Study on Cyber Security (and Online Radicalisation) in the Western Balkans is an addition to Regional Cooperation Council’s study “A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD - How to prevent online radicalisation in the cybersecurity realm of the Western Balkans, commissioned by the RCC and funded by the European Union (EU) within the IPA II 2016 Regional Action on P/CVE in the Western Balkans. The brochure provides global and regional online environment overview, tackles the most important data, terms, statistics, strategies and challenges within the cybersecurity and online radicalization, presents breakdown of key data per each of Western Balkans Six economies and features recommendations for enhancement of cyber security and prevention of online radicalisation on regional and national levels.
Published 06.12.2018
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Checklists on Corruption Risks in the Healthcare Sector

Description 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.
Published 21.09.2018
Type study
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2018 - INFOGRAPHICS

Description 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
Published 06.07.2018
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2018: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

Description 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.
Published 06.07.2018
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2018: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

Description 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.
Published 06.07.2018
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Brochure: South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy - 2018 IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS

Description 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.
Published 05.07.2018
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Brochure: Implementation of the Multi-Annual Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA)

Description Brochure: Implementation of the Multi-Annual Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA): Economies at a Glance>State of Play and Way Forward
Published 03.07.2018
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Study on climate change in the Western Balkans region

Description 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.
Published 06.06.2018
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Tourism Development & Promotion Brochure

Description 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.
Published 28.05.2018
Type brochure
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2017-2018

Description 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.
Published 23.04.2018
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Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process for Western Balkans

Description 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.
Published 06.03.2018
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Western Balkan Public Employment Services Benchlearning Initiative - Good Practices and Flagship Results

Description 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.
Published 21.02.2018
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Labour Markets in the Western Balkans: Performance, Causes and Policy Options

Description 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.
Published 21.02.2018
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Leaflet on Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans - MAP

Description 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.
Published 04.12.2017
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A Waiting Game: Assessing and Responding to the Threat from Returning Foreign Fighters in the Western Balkans

Description 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.
Published 30.11.2017
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2017 - INFOGRAPHICS

Description 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
Published 09.10.2017
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

Description 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.
Published 09.10.2017
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BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

Description 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.
Published 09.10.2017
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2016-2017

Description 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.
Published 29.06.2017
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Infographics - SOUTH EAST EUROPE 2020: 2017 ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION

Description 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.
Published 28.06.2017
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Rule of Law

Description 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.
Published 05.05.2017
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Security Cooperation

Description 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.
Published 05.05.2017
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Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP)

Description 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.
Published 05.05.2017
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Report on e-enforcement system on the basis of the authentic documents

Description 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.
Published 26.04.2017
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Public Attitudes to Whistleblowing in South East Europe - Data Analysis of Opinion Survey about Whistleblowing and the Protection of Whistleblowers

Description 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.
Published 12.04.2017
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Skills and Mobility

Description 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.
Published 06.04.2017
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Roma Integration 2020

Description 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.
Published 20.03.2017
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Competitiveness

Description 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
Published 01.01.2017
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Connectivity

Description 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.
Published 01.01.2017
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Balkan Barometer 2016, Infographics, pocket edition

Description 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
Published 10.11.2016
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Initiatives to Prevent/Counter Violent Extremism in South East Europe: A Survey of Regional Issues, Initiatives and Opportunities

Description 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.
Published 09.08.2016
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Infographic - Balkan Barometer 2016

Description This infographic represents the main findings of the RCC’s Balkan Barometer 2016.
Published 21.06.2016
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Balkan Barometer 2016: Public Opinion Survey

Description 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.
Published 21.06.2016
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Balkan Barometer 2016: Business Opinion Survey

Description 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.
Published 21.06.2016
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Strategy and Work Programme 2017-2019, 'Changing with the Region'

Description 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.
Published 31.05.2016
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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

Description 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.
Published 11.05.2016
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Backlog Reduction Programmes and Weighted Caseload Methods for South East Europe, Two Comparative Inquiries

Description 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.
Published 14.03.2016
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Strengthening Economic Cooperation Between South East Europe and Turkey

Description 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.
Published 13.01.2016
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Corruption Risk Assessment in Public Institutions in South East Europe - Comparative Research and Methodology

Description 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).
Published 14.10.2015
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Anti-Corruption Assessment of Laws in South East Europe (‘Corruption Proofing’)

Description 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.
Published 08.09.2015
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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

Description 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.
Published 12.05.2015
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Balkan Business Barometer 2015

Description 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.
Published 06.05.2015
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Balkan Opinion Barometer 2015

Description 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.
Published 06.05.2015
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Labour Mobility as a Factor of Development in South-East Europe

Description 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.
Published 25.03.2015
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SEE 2020 Baseline Report: Towards Regional Growth

Description 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.
Published 19.06.2014
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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

Description 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.
Published 19.06.2014
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South East Europe 2020 strategy

Description 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.
Published 21.11.2013
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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

Description The report, endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 30 May 2013 in Ohrid, covers the period May 2012 – April 2013.
Published 30.05.2013
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Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2014-2016

Description 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.
Published 30.05.2013
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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

Description 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.
Published 13.06.2012
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe in 2010-2011

Description 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.
Published 28.06.2011
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Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2011 – 2013

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Published 17.06.2010
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe 2009-2010

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Published 28.05.2010
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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe 2008-2009

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Published 14.05.2009
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Electronic South East Europe (eSEE) Initiative Newsletter no. 14

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Published 31.10.2008
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Report on ways to increase competitiveness in the Western Balkans

Description 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.
Published 16.10.2008
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Crime and Its Impact on the Balkans and the Affected Countries

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Published 31.03.2008
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2007 Zagreb SEECP Summit collection of speeches

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Published 11.05.2007
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Investment Compact brochure on investment in SEE

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Published 01.01.2007
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SME Policy Index

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Published 01.01.2007
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Health and Economic Development in SEE

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Published 01.06.2006
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Investment Reform Index

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Published 01.01.2006
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Improving Social Policy in SEE

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Published 01.11.2004
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