On November 21, 2013 in Sarajevo during the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee, co-chaired by the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the RCC, the SEE 2020 Strategy was adopted by the ministers of economy of the Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia, in the presence of the representatives of the European Union and other regional and international partners and initiatives, international organizations, and donor community. Adoption of the SEE 2020 Strategy has made commitments for creation of one million new jobs in South East Europe (SEE) until 2020 as the most important aim of the strategy dubbed “Jobs and Prosperity in a European Perspective”.

SEE2020-Strategy-1The 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.

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