Bringing Austria's economic cooperation with the Western Balkan countries to a completely new level - that was the goal of a meeting of the Federal Economic Chamber President Harald Mahrer, Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl and Mario Cadez, President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and current Chairman of the Westernbalkan Chambers Investment Forum, im January in Vienna. Digitization and qualification measures are the core topics of future cooperation. For this purpose, an agreement has been signed in the presence of further Chamber of Commerce presidents from the Western Balkans, which should set up the necessary structures for dual vocational training in Southeastern Europe. In addition, the WKO is providing companies in the region with their digitalization program "KMU Digital" as best practice. With the promotion of sustainable economic structures in the Western Balkans, the states there are to be supported on their way to the European Union.