Support to the Development of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy

Client/Funding Institution

Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)


The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat was requested by the countries of the Southeast Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) as well as the European Commission (EC) to advance the preparation of a regional development and growth strategy - SEE 2020. In course of this process, eleven specific targets have been identified that span convergence with EU, trade, investment, employment, education and governance. All in all, the SEE 2020 encompasses 14 policy dimensions. In the framework of this consultancy assignment, wiiw coordinated a group of experts who compiled and synthesized the various inputs from regional initiatives, platforms and other relevant stakeholders into the Strategy document. Last but not least, wiiw experts ensured the internal consistency of the proposed targets and measures and provided contextual analysis and advise. In November 2013, the SEE 2020 strategy was finally approved by the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee.


June 2013 - September 2013

wiiw team Leader

Rumen Dobrinsky

wiiw Staff

Vladimir Gligorov, Ronald Hartwig, Mario Holzner, Gabor Hunya, Veronika Janyrova, Isilda Mara, Beate Muck, Sandor Richter, Hermine Vidovic

External Publications

Countries covered: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, SEE, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI, Regional Development