RCC Marks First Decade

The Regional Cooperation Council marked its 10th anniversary with a brief presentation of the overview of the organization’s past 10 years for the partners, stakeholders and friends, in Sarajevo.

“It is my professional privilege and personal satisfaction to celebrate 10th birthday of this organisation. We have come a long way, through both good and bad times, many great successes, with some important lessons learned. Still, however challenging the journey has always been, we enjoyed it, sharing our dedication and conviction, led by the core purpose of our work – better future for all of us”, said Goran Svilanović while welcoming the guests.

“The RCC today is a power-tool for regional cooperation and growth of South East Europe. Served by highly motivated people, driven to make changes, the RCC is working towards bringing the prosperity to our region. I do believe that working together makes the region stronger and that regional cooperation is a shortcut to faster South East Europe’s progress on the EU path. That is the goal we are striving for.”

The RCC 10th anniversary reception was attended by partners, stakeholders and friends with whom the organization cooperated over the last decade. The event was addressed by Erhard Busek, Coordinator of the South-Eastern Cooperative Initiative (SECI) and former Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, the RCC’s predecessor; Hidajet Biščević, the first RCC Secretary General and current Head of Delegation of European Union to Tajikistan; Bulgarian Ambassador to Bosnia, Avgustina Tzvetkova-Karabasheva on Behalf of Bulgaria’s EU Presidency; and Edin Dilberović, head of the Directorate for European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina on behalf of Bosnian government.

The official part of the evening was followed by a mini concert of the Bosnian band Divanhana, performing traditional music from the Western Balkans region.

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