The Regional Cooperation Council
, or RCC
, is a regional cooperative framework for countries in South East Europe
, with the stated goal of "promoting 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 succeeded the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
on 27 February 2008. It is an operational arm of the South-East European Cooperation Process
(SEECP) and functions as a focal point for cooperation in South East Europe through a regionally owned and led framework. It also acts as a forum for the continued involvement of the international community engaged in the region.
In line with the RCC , the work of the organization focuses on the following priority areas:<br />
- economic and social development<br />- infrastructure and energy<br />- justice and home affairs<br />- security cooperation<br />- building human capital and parliamentary cooperation
The RCC membership consists of 46 countries, organizations and international financial institutions. The organization has a Secretariat based in Sarajevo
, Bosnia and Herzegovina
, headed by Secretary General Hido Biščević
, who has served since the founding of the Council and was appointed in May 2007 and reappointed in June 2010 by the SEECP foreign ministers. Apart from the Sarajevo headquarters, the Secretariat has a Liaison Office in Brussels with... Read More