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Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Annual Meeting

Pravets, 31 May 2016 - The South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL) attended the 9th Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Annual Meeting, organised by the Bulgarian Chairmanship-in-Office of the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) and the RCC Secretariat.

In his introductory remarks, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and the SEECP Chair-in-Office, Mr Daniel Mitov, commended the RCC’s efforts in transforming the understanding of regional cooperation as concrete and target-oriented, underlining the symbolic meaning of the process this year when the 20-th anniversary of SEECP is being marked.

RCC Secretary General, Mr Goran Svilanovic, presented the organisation's activities in the past year, as well as plans for the upcoming three-year period, based on the most important conclusions and lessons learned from a fast-paced and dynamic year.

Mr Svilanovic also said how this interplay of regional themes is at the core of proposed Strategy and Work Programme for 2017 – 2019. Vision and activities for these three years would strongly benefit from the commitment and support of all the stakeholders actively engaged in ensuring that the region is better connected, more competitive and increasingly integrated with the EU.

Annual meeting gathered distinguished guests and representatives from the Region, proving how the strategic synergy between the SEECP and RCC is essential in further strengthening the regional cooperation and upholding its important role for the European and Euro-Atlantic integration efforts of all RCC participants from the Region. The participants of the meeting also exchanged views on the role of regional cooperation as a catalyst for economic growth and stability in South East Europe.

It's also important to mention how Croatia took over the one year Chairmanship-in office of the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP), the most important forum for political dialog in this part of Europe.

SEECEL's representatives were Ms Efka Heder, Director and Ms Sonja Šegvić, Office and Event Manager.
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