The European Integration process is a process of political, legal and economic integration of countries and regions in Europe. Most commonly this entails the integration into the European Union and the Council of Europe, as well as other international organizations, such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) or regional initiatives, such as the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA).
Currently Serbia has the status of potential candidate for membership in the Union. Following the submission of request for acquiring the status of candidate country, the European Commission shall launch the process of negotiation per individual chapters of EU acquis communautaire in order to ascertain the readiness of Serbia to gain the status of a full-fledged member state.
In September 2001, UN Secretary General promoted the Millennium Development Goals within his report titled «Guidelines for the implementation of the UN Millennium Declaration», along with adequate indicators and tasks that every UN member country is supposed to achieve by 2015.
The Millennium Declaration suggests underdeveloped countries and developing countries which face the problems of poverty and exclusion of particularly vulnerable groups, ie. regions, to adopt and implement national development strategies which aim at achieving the identified Millennium Development Goals.