Short- and medium-term priorities for co-operation were determined in the "Neighbourhood Co-operation Priorities for Jordan 2012-2014" document approved by the Secretary General of the CoE and the Foreign Affairs Minister of Jordan on 27 May 2012. On the basis of the concrete results achieved, political dialogue and technical co-operation with Jordan have been further strengthened in the framework of the “Neighbourhood Partnership” document covering 2015-2017 that was adopted by the CoE Committee of Ministers on 4 February 2015.
One particular focal point of co-operation with Jordan since 2012 has been support for the reform of justice. The joint programme "Support to the Jordanian authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Jordanian justice system" funded by the European Union and implemented by the CoE has been so far the main tool serving this purpose. Support for the reform of the judicial system is based on the expertise and tools of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and intended to improve the efficiency and quality of the functioning of Jordan's courts. In addition, the Venice Commission provides assistance for the consolidation of the Constitutional Court established on 6 October 2012.
Jordan also benefited from the CoE's expertise to combat violence against women and children, in initiatives that have been funded through a voluntary contribution by Norway.
Several activities have also been taking place in order to promote key CoE conventions and partial agreements in Jordan with a view to ensuring a good understanding of CoE legal instruments and facilitating the creation of a common legal space. Several seminars and Working groups on Rule of Law conventions and Human Rights Conventions allowed the Jordanian authorities to familiarise themselves with CoE instruments in these fields.
Promotion of good governance and prevention of corruption and money laundering in line with European and other international standards have been identified as a priority area of co-operation for the period 2015-2017.
Furthermore, Jordan has been taking part in regional activities organised within the framework of the EU/CoE Joint Programmes, “South Programme” I and II.
- Neighbourhood Partnership Jordan 2015-2017
- CoE-NCP Jordan 2012-2014
- CoE-NCP Jordan 2012-2014 : Interim Report
- CoE-NCP Jordan 2012-2014 : Final implementation Report
- South Programme
- South Programme II
- European Union Delegation to Jordan
- EU/CoE Joint Programme: Support to the Jordanian authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Jordanian justice system
- Directorate of External Relations of the Council of Europe