Programmes in Georgia
The Council of Europe assists Georgia in meeting the Organisation’s standards through a range of cooperation activities.
The Georgian Government and the Council of Europe adopted a 3-year Action Plan, launched by Secretary-General Jagland when he visited Tbilisi in February 2014. Funding for close to half of this EUR17M Action Plan has been secured, through the European Union and donor Governments keen to support Georgia’s progress.
Work continues, both in Strasbourg and Tbilisi, to secure the remainder of funding required for this Action Plan. Below you will find links to information on the cooperation programmes currently funded under the Action Plan.
- Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions
- Strengthening the capacity of lawyers and human rights defenders for domestic application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and of the Revised European Social Charter (RESC)
- Support to the Georgian Bar Association
- Strengthening the Independence and Efficiency of the Justice System in Georgia
- Improving the operational capacities of the Public Defender’s Office
- The Council of Europe Programme to support Georgia in view of the 2012 (parliamentary), 2013 (presidential) and 2014 (local) elections
- Civic Integration of National Minorities in Georgia and the European Charter for regional or minority languages
- Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
Eastern Partnership Facility
The Council of Europe is a permanent partner in the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) initiative, contributing to platforms on “Democracy, Good Governance and Stability” and “Contacts between People”, as well as chairing two experts’ panels on corruption and the judiciary. The Council of Europe and the European Union have developed a programme – officially known as a “Facility” to carry out measures developed as part of the platform on Democracy, Good Governance and Stability.
See the website Eastern Partnership Facility