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ABOUT


2nd South Eastern European Government Communication Conference (SEECOM 2013) will take place on 27-29 September in Budva, Montenegro, bringing together top government communicators from 13 countries of the region.

In addition to government PR managers and heads of communication from the region the conference participants include senior government officials, international dignitaries and prominent government communication experts from Europe and the United States.

The variety of conference topics include government communication as public service, optimising public communication resources, using modern technology to improve two-way communication and encourage citizen participation, social media, communicating EU affairs, effective presentation of policies, and regional cooperation.

SEECOM 2013 is organised by the Public Relations Bureau of the Government of Montenegro, in cooperation with the US Embassy in Podgorica, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Media Programme South East Europe, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and UNDP Montenegro.

 

GOALS

A key goal of SEECOM 2013 is to ensure sustainability of the SEECOM Forum and solidify its structure. To this end, the participants will seek to establish a regional not-for-profit professional association of public sector communicators (SEECOM), based in Budva.

SEECOM’s mission stems from the principles of the Budva Declaration adopted at SEECOM 2012 conference.

SEECOM’s Credo is that providing easy access to public information, presenting public policies in a simple and understandable way, allowing for two-way communication between public authorities and their constituents and enabling public participation in policy making will inevitably improve the quality of governance and policy making and promote democratic dialogue with the civil society.

SEECOM is a part of Montenegro’s Action Plan drafted in accordance with the principles of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative, which aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance through cooperation between governments and civil society. 

The Conference working language is English.