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SEECP and the regional cooperation council (rcc)

The SEECP, as a political framework and the authentic voice of the region, through promoting and strengthening good neighbourly relations among the SEE countries, corresponds in the best way to the expectations, demands and interests of EU and NATO. Political framework if this cooperation process constantly contributes to the internal harmonisation of goals and interests of the countries of the region on their paths towards European and Euro-Atlantic integrations. The RCC has come into being by a decision of the SEECP countries and the EU to transform the Stability Pact for South-East Europe into a new mechanism – the RCC – as an internal mechanism for the accomplishment of two major goals: the concept of regional ownership, and project-oriented cooperation.

The RCC, as the operative body of the SEECP, performs functions of a coordination centre in SEE and of a forum for the continuous participation of all the members of the international community. The RCC provides political guidelines and receives input from the relevant regional organisations and initiatives that operate in specific areas of cooperation.

As the successor to the Stability Pact for South-East Europe, the RCC assists regional cooperation and upholds European and Euro-Atlantic integrations in SEE. The work of the RCC is focused on economic and societal development, infrastructure and energy, justice and internal affairs, security cooperation, administrative capacity build-up, and parliamentary cooperation. The seat of the RCC is Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.