SECI brings together regional
decision makers to discuss mutual economic and environmental
concerns through joint projects, meetings, conferences
and project groups organized by the Agenda Committee,
which is the motivating force behind the initiative.
The Agenda Committee comprises the SECI National Coordinators,
highranking government officials from each Participating
States. The Agenda Committee is responsible for identifying
common areas of concern relating to the economy and
environment of the region, as well as proposing short
lists of priorities on the basis of which projects
will be planned and implemented.
SECI cooperates closely with the United
Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE), as
well as the Organization for Security and Cooperation
in Europe (OSCE). The ECE provides technical assistance
to SECI and the needed expertise to the project groups.
It brings together experts from the member countries
and experts from international financial institutions
under the auspices of the Coordinator.
The SECI Coordinator facilitates
the creation of project groups which will make specific
recommendations for action. The Coordinator presents
recommendations made by ECE to the Agenda Committee
and leads the effort in their implementation. The
Coordinator also mobilizes financial resources from
bilateral and multilateral sources, including the
private sector, as well as encourage the involvement
of supporting states such as the US and EU that are
willing to work together with SECI to achieve its