The South East Europe Programme (SEE) Annual Event 2013 took place on June 19th 2013 in Bucharest, Romania, with the aim on summing up SEE Achievements for the period 2007-2013 and in view of the new programmes in the area.
The event consisted in three main sections and provided crucial information for the present and future of the SEE area. The first session was dedicated to the new programmes: Danube and South East Gateway, the successors of the SEE 2007-2013. The presentations focused mainly on main macro-regional strategies and policies as the basis for the development of the programmes. That is to say, the Danube Strategy for the Danube Programme and Adriatic-Ionian Strategy for the South East Gateway. Whereas the geographical area and main working framework for the Danube Programme is already way ahead, basic principles and geographical area for the South East Gateway are still to be defined. The second session dealt with the SEE Programme achievements, focusing on the programme state of play and SEE projects. Finally, the last session was dedicated to Thematic Poles Working Groups and the ACROSSEE LP attended Pole nr. 7 entitled: Multimodal Accessibility to Primary Networks. Indeed, the ACROSSEE LP was invited as Pole Leader and coordinated the discussion of the largest pole group among 14 poles. The aim was to exploit synergies among topic related projects and to start or continue a process of cooperation (exchange of results, capitalisation, development of future partnerships). In the next weeks, a Road Map on Multimodal Accessibility to Primary Networks will be drafted in cooperation with participating partners and by building synergies with other thematic poles, in view of the SEE thematic seminar taking place on 17th- 18th September in Split, Croatia.