SeeNet II (South East Europe Network) is currently the largest active Italo-Balkan decentralised cooperation partnership, involving Italian regions, Western Balkan local authorities and numerous Italian and South-eastern European civil society actors.
Led by the Tuscany region, co-financed by the Italian Foreign Office and the 7 Italian Regional partners (Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Marche, Piedmont, Veneto and the Autonomous Province of Trento), it involves 47 local authorities from 7 South-eastern European countries (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), besides Oxfam Italia, Anci, Ervet, Informest, Alda, CeSPI and Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, linking over 60 partners in a network.
The three-year Programme is aimed at strengthening the local development and governance capacities of the countries of the Western Balkans and supporting their process of integration into the European Union through the implementation of concrete actions.
SeeNet II is based on 13 initiatives linked to the development of cultural heritage sites and tourist attractions; supporting small medium enterprises; enhancing rural development; strengthening social policies and territorial planning; insitutional building and the creation of a network among local authorities; policy-oriented reasearch and spreading information on the local contexts.
Within the SeeNet Programme, OBC regularly carries out in-depth analyses and spreads information on the socio-political contexts of the Western Balkans and the thematic areas covered by the Programme.