Health and well-being are human rights. Health is a public good that is a determinant and contributor to peace, economic development and growth. Health is one of the 2 pillars of human capitol and as such a perquisite to growth and development.
Health is an important dimension of SEE 2020 Inclusive Growth pillar. The SEE Health Network, one of the RCC Initiatives since 2001, with its clear legally binding documents, and institutions (SEE Health Network Secretariat inaugurated on 07 March 2013 in Skopje, 10 Regional Health Development Centers in each one of the 10 Member States, and a network of over 300 experts) has developed the Health chapter for the SEE 2020 Growth Strategy.
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”.