The Italian city of Bologna hosted the forth edition of the SEE Annual Event apart from the Programme kick-off event. With the title "The Future built on the Present", 300 stakeholders, beneficiaries, experts and other interested actors of the area met to be updated about last programme's achievements and to debate about the future of territorial cooperation in the South East of Europe. A project fair was as well organized as an opportunity for the projects to disseminate their results and to promote their capitalization.
The annual event 2011 had the title "A strategic approach towards cooperation in SEE area" and took place in Sofia (Bulgaria). The event focused on the evolution of the Programme so far and its perspectives towards the fourth call for proposals, as well as on the strategic context in which the SEE Programme is active and the relevant issues such as the macro regional strategies and the new approaches towards the funding of the non-EU countries. The projects funded within the first call had the opportunity to actively promote and showcase their achievements within the space reserved for their presentations and for the projects fair.
Under the title "Transnational Co-operation as a strategic instrument for development in South East Europe" the SEE annual event 2010 was organized in Thesalonikki (Greece). The first day of the conference aimed to provide a strategic perspective on transnational cooperation in the area, with a focus on SEE Prgramme?s role and future perspectives. The second day was dedicated to four thematic workshops, in line with the Programme priorities for the third call. The SEE Annual Conference was followed by a joint, half-day event organized in cooperation with the MED Programme.
"Advancing development through transnational cooperation in South East Europe" was the title of the 2009 SEE annual event organized in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). After the kick-off event of the Programme organized in 2008, this 2009 conference was the occasion to give public information concerning the first Programme developments and the first projects approval within the 1st call for proposals. The possibilities of cooperation for the non-EU countries was also highlighted as well the future calls for proposals to be published.