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).
The RCC developed the SEE 2030 in a highly collaborative process to ensure maximum regional ownership, with inputs from public authorities of all thirteen SEECP participants as well as their civil society, public sector, think tanks, and academia representatives, led by the principles of a bottom-up approach.
The SEE 2030 Strategy seeks to promote and advance through regional cooperation the implementation of UN SDGs within the SEE region across the three dimensions of sustainable development: - Prosperity - People - Peace and Partnerships the preparation of the document has provided a high level of synergy which will continue throughout the implementation stages. SEE 2030 Strategy has been adopted at the SEECP Summit held in Antalya on 17 June 2021. The document was adopted with reservation of Kosovo*. *This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.