Regional/RCC Streamlining

The core work of the Regional Cooperation Council is driven by the South East Europe 2020 Strategy, a comprehensive framework for regional cooperation on the path to the European Union and to overall growth and prosperity. Roma Integration 2020 project is an inter-disciplinary effort dealing with a topic that is cutting across a number of pillars of the SEE 2020 Strategy. Through the project, National Roma Contact Points use the established bodies managing the SEE 2020 Strategy, such as the Programming and Monitoring Committees, to mainstream Roma issues in the relevant regional policy dimensions of the SEE 2020 Strategy.


High level of discrimination in the labour market against Roma in the South East Europe region

Brussels – Roma and other minorities in the South East Europe region continue to suffer from unacceptably high levels of discrimination in the labour market, revealed results of 2018 edition of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s Balkan Barometer (BB), an annual survey of citizens ...


Bojadjieva: Local level implementation of the regional standards agreed within the RI 2020 may be ensured through the ROMACTED project

Official start of the the Joint Council of Europe and the European Union Programme, ROMACTED: Promoting Good Governance and Roma Empowerment at Local Level, was marked in Belgrade on 29 May 2018, by signing of the Protocol of Cooperation between the Ministry of Construction, Transport and ...


RCC and its RI2020 congratulate the International Roma Day

Sarajevo, Belgrade – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and its Roma Integration 2020 Action Team congratulate the International Roma Day, being marked today.  8 April is dedicated to the celebration of Romani culture, history, heritage and experiences. It is also used to pursue ...


Synergy of the Roma Integration 2020 Project and ROMACTED Programme

Sarajevo – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s Roma Integration 2020 Action Team Leader, Orhan Usein is participating at the launching event of the ROMACTED Programme “Promoting Good Governance and Roma Empowerment at Local Level”, organized by the Council of Europe and Delegation ...


RCC’s Balkan Barometer 2017: Unemployment remains the chief concern, while anxiety over corruption grows

Brussels – The Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) presented in Brussels today the 2017 edition of the Balkan Barometer (BB), an annual survey of citizens and business communities’ opinion on the situation in the region.


Regional Monitoring Standards promoted at the Roma women regional network

Within the workshop for Romani women civil society activists aimed at building their knowledge and capacities regarding the EU integration processes and the Roma integration within the process organized as part of the regional project “For Active Inclusion & Rights of Roma Women ...


Streamlining Roma issues in the regional discourse on discrimination at work and in employment

Discrimination at work and in employment affects human dignity and restricts human rights and freedoms. Responsible institutions must respond properly to this phenomenon. This was the key message from the opening of the regional conference “Discrimination at work and in employment” ...


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