Since 2007, 122 projects have been approved within the four calls for proposals published by the SEE Programme. These projects cover a wide range of topics and allow cooperating to institutions coming from many different countries among those 16 EU members and not members belonging to the Programme area.

The experience gained by the projects during their implementation activities should help us to prepare in better conditions the future of transnational cooperation and the programmes in the Southeast of Europe in the framework of the debates on the next programming period. The European Commission has already proposed that the present area of the South East Europe Programme will be covered in the next programming period by two programmes: the Danube Programme and the South East Gateway Programme.

In parallel to this, the South East Europe Programme has created a Thematic Capitalisation Strategy to streamline the process of synergies between projects and the opportunity for capitalising on results of previous initiatives. The Capitalisation Strategy strengthen the links between projects working on similar topics (Thematic Poles), to enable projects to exploit and consolidate one another?s achievements and create a higher leverage effect. This will enhance the visibility and impact of both projects and Programme and it will derive valuable inputs and recommendations in view of the upcoming programming period contributing to the design and/or implementation of future transnational cooperation processes.

Taking into account these developments and in order to get more focused debates and concrete conclusions, specific themes have been selected to be addressed in a series of seminars which started last 30th October in Timisoara (RO) with the seminar 'SMART SEE: Thinking of the future based on the experience gained'.  INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE SEE are the third and fourth thematic events organised by the SEE Programme with the aim of helping to prepare in better conditions the future of transnational cooperation and the two new programmes.

The Split Seminars will gather experts and policy makers related to the theme and partners of SEE projects belonging to the following thematic poles as identified within the SEE Capitalisation Strategy, under the guidance of the pole leaders:

Seminar INCLUSIVE SEE: Capitalising experiences for inclusive growth and job creation in the Southeast Europe area 2014+ (Split, 17 September): 

Pole 11: Employment and Demographic Change

Pole 12: Urban Development

Pole 13: Cultural Resources

Seminar ACCESSIBLE SEE: Coordinating the results of SEE projects for improved accessibility across the region (Split, 18 September):

Pole 7: Multimodal Accessibility to Primary Networks

Pole 8: Regional Mobility

Pole 9: Greener Transport Systems

Pole 10: Access to Quality ICT 

The seminars, apart from being an opportunity for the Thematic Poles to fine-tune their synergies/capitalisation process, is a unique moment for project partners to influence the future of Territorial Cooperation in the area. It aims at achieving some concrete conclusions from the different workshops which could be a valid input for the preparation of the new transnational cooperation programmes in the area, Danube and South East Gateway, considering the future topics to be covered, the legacies of the current programming period to be maintained and the needed changes to be implemented.

A final document with the seminar outcomes will be prepared and presented to the two new programmes Task Forces to be taken into consideration in the debates about the future programming period.

These seminars' outcomes and the presentations made will be published in the SEE website after the events.

More information:

Eloy Gomez Giron / Agnes Szucs
SEE JTS Communication Manager
Tel: +36 1 224  3154

Related files:
pdf INCLUSIVE SEE_Final Agenda.pdf
pdf ACCESSIBLE SEE_Final Agenda.pdf