14th and final Regional Table meeting and Inaugural Meeting of the Regional Co-operation Council,
Sofia, 27 February 2008
The final meeting of the Regional Table of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe and the inaugural meeting of it's successor organisation, the Regional Co-operation Council, will take place on 27 February in the Kempinski Zografski Hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria hosted by the current Bulgarian Chairmanship-in-Office of the South East European Co-operation Process.
This meeting will mark the final step in the transformation of the Stability Pact into the new regionally owned cooperation framework, the Regional Co-operation Council (RCC). The Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the RCC will be adopted as part of the meeting, which will mark the formal handover from the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe to the Regional Co-operation Council.
For any further information please contact Ms Valerie Bode at Valerie.Bode@stabilitypact.org / Tel: +32 2 401 8710
The meeting of the three Working Tables of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe will take place on 3-4 Decemberin the Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania hosted by the Albanian government.
These meetings will mark the next milestone in the transformation process of the Stability Pact into the Regional Co-operation Council (RCC). During the discussions, special attention will be given to the past achievements, the lessons learnt and the challenges remaining for the RCC with regards to the Stability Pact's various initiatives and task forces. Each Working Table will hold its own session with panel discussions on specific themes.
Special Co-ordinator of the Stability Pact Mr Erhard Busek as well as incoming Secretary General of the RCC Mr Hido Biscevic will present the next steps on "The Road Ahead -Reinforcing the Regional Co-operation Agenda".
For any further information please contact Ms Valerie Bode at Valerie.Bode@stabilitypact.org, Tel: +32 2 401 8710
Opening Sesssion of the Meetings of the Working Tables, Tirana 3 December 2007:
Closing Panel Discussion: "The Road Ahead - Reinforcing the Regional Co-operation Agenda
Information for the Media
13th meeting, Zagreb, 10 May
The Stability Pact’s Regional Table met in the Croatian capital, Zagreb on 10 May 2007 in the morning and endorsed key decisions on the future of regional co-operation, namely the appointment of the Regional Co-operation Council (RCC) Secretary General and the designation of the seat of the RCC Secretariat.
The Regional Table met back to back with South East European Co-operation Process (SEECP) Foreign Ministers, who were meeting in the afternoon of 10 May, and with the SEECP Summit on 11 May [Link].
The Regional Table also discussed the final phase of the transition from the Stability Pact to the Regional Co-operation Council, including the envisaged assistance of the Pact's Secretariat to the RCC Secretary General in the build-up of and transfer of responsibilities to the RCC Secretariat, to be completed by mid 2008.
Please note that on this occasion, the meetings of the Stability Pact Working Tables did not take place at the margins of the RT meeting as usual. A special meeting of Working Tables is planned for late November /early December 2007.