The South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) was initiated in 1996 at the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of SEECP held in Sofia, and the first SEECP Summit was held in Crete in 1997.
As the only regional cooperation forum that includes 13 participants in South East Europe (which are also participants in the Regional Cooperation Council - RCC Board), all already members or with the perspective of integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures, SEECP remains most comprehensive format in the region on enhancing good-neighborly relations and promoting dialogue and political, security and economic cooperation, especially in these challenging times of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.
The Troika of the SEECP, composed of representatives of the current, past, and future SEECP Chair-in-Office, ensures the continuity of activities.
Skopje assumes the Chairpersonship-in-Office of the SEECP for the period July 2023-June 2024, following the one held by Podgorica, and will be succeeded by Tirana. As a founding member of the process, Skopje already held 2 previous presidencies in 2000-2001 and 2012-2013.
Tirana assumes the SEECP Chairpersonship-in-Office for one year on 1 July 2024.
SOUTH EAST EUROPE – SEE2030 STRATEGY
The South East European Co-operation Process (SEECP) leaders tasked the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) at the SEECP Summit held in 2019 to develop a long-term strategy for the South East European (SEE) region, following the successes and lessons learned from the previous SEE 2020 Strategy and based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).