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Goran Svilanović

Former Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

Goran Svilanović is an international consultant at Network of Associations for Local Economic Development, who created the Regional Business Friendly Environment Platform for Western Balkans, aiming to drive economic reforms based on UN sustainable development goals. He was the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council between 2013 and 2018, following the appointment by the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Foreign Ministers in Belgrade on 14 June 2012.

A Serbian diplomat and politician, he previously served as Co-ordinator of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (2008-2012). In November 2004, he became Chairman of Working Table I (democratization and human rights) of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, where he served until the end of 2007. He was member of the Senior Review Group of the Stability Pact, which proposed the transformation of the Stability Pact into the Regional Co-operation Council.

From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Svilanović was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was renamed to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003. Between 2000 and 2007, he was a Member of Parliament. He was President of the Civic Alliance of Serbia political party (1999-2004). He has been a member of the High Level Reflection Group for the reform of Energy Community since 2014.

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