The Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council Goran Svilanović will be available for Twitter interview on the official RCC account @rccint and via hashtag #SEE2020 on Wednesday, 18 December 2013, from 13.00 until 13.30, dealing with topics covered by the South East Europe 2020 Strategy, available at www.rcc.int.
The Twitter interview will be an opportunity for journalists to ask questions and get answers on the SEE 2020 Strategy in real time from the RCC Secretary General.
The goal of the SEE 2020 Strategy 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.
The strategy was developed by the RCC Secretariat in consultations with governments from SEE, European Commission and relevant regional and international institutions, following a mandate by the region’s ministers of economy.
The Regional Cooperation Council promotes mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe in order to inspire development in the region to the benefit of its people. The RCC is based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its participants comprise 46 countries, organizations and international financial institutions.
The RCC dedicated cost for the SEE 2020 strategy is funded by the European Union.
(Source: Regional Cooperation Council)