At the 2019 South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit in Sarajevo, the Leaders of the SEECP participating economies recognized the “constructive and forward-looking synergy between the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the SEECP framework” and reconfirmed the mandate to the RCC “to continue pursuing a policy of regional connectivity in all possible ways”. In light of the concrete results over the preceding years and the evident benefits of the SEE 2020 Strategy, participants tasked the RCC “to prepare a vision of a post-SEE 2020 Strategy in line with the UN Sustainable Goals Agenda 2030”, at the level of all thirteen SEE economies.
With this political mandate expressed at the highest level of political representatives, RCC prepared, in close consultation with the 13 economies, the SEE 2030 Strategy. The Strategy was endorsed at SEECP Summit in Antalya, on the 17 June 2021. The objective of the SEE 2030 Strategy 2021-2025 is to promote the balanced integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development through regional cooperation in a set of priority areas that support effective pursuit of sustainable development by the economies of South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP). European policies, strategies and actions are taken into consideration in the SEE 2030 Strategy.