SEE Thematic Seminars Outcomes

The conclusions gained during all the four thematic seminars organised by the SEE Programme are now available and they have been submitted to the new programmes tasks forces to be taken into account for the future.

280 people attended those seminars which were organised by the SEE Programme with the aim of helping to prepare in better conditions the future of transnational cooperation and the two new transnational programmes in the area (Danube and Adriatic-Ionian).

The seminars, apart from having been an opportunity for the Thematic Poles identified within the SEE Capitalisation Strategy to fine-tune their synergies/capitalisation process, were a unique moment for project partners to influence the future of Territorial Cooperation in the area. It aimed 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 Adriatic-Ionian, 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 has been prepared and presented to the two new programmes Task Forces to be taken into consideration in the debates about the future programming period. Click here to read the document.

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. 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.