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About Podgorica SEECP Chairmanship-in-Office 2022-2023

Podgorica assumes the SEECP Chairmanship-in-Office for one year on 1 July 2022.

The motto of Podgorica CiO: A SEE of Culture, a SEE of Cooperation, emphasises numerous cultural ties that bind the economies of the region and represent a solid foundation for further enhancement of cooperation and partnerships. Montenegro became a participant of the initiative on 11 May 2007.

The South East European Cooperation Process was launched in 1996 in Sofia and the first Summit was organised in Creta in 1997. Its scope and principles of good neighborly relations, democracy, economic prosperity and approach to the Euro-atlantic structures remain relevant, and even more so, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.


For the period July 2022-June 2023 Podgorica holds the Chairmanship-in-Office of the SEECP following the one of Athens. Previously, Montenegro chaired SEECP from June 2010 to June 2011.


The 25 years of cooperation within SEECP prove that the development of synergies, with the combined powers and the coordinated efforts of the participants throughout South East Europe, leads to multiple benefits,
both for each participant and for the region as a whole.


The priorities set by the Chairmanship aim at pointing out the needs of the region and ways to address them by sharing experiences and capitalizing on initiatives in regional, EU and international level.