Action against economic crime


Eastern Partnership - Council of Europe Facility
Project on Good Governance and Fight against Corruption


The Eastern Partnership (EaP) was launched by the EU at a Summit meeting with the Eastern partners on 7 May 2009 in Prague. It sets out an ambitious path for deeper relations with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, through a bilateral and a multilateral dimension. The EaP is based on mutual commitments to the rule of law, good governance, respect for human rights, and respect for the rights of minorities, the principles of market economy and sustainable development. The level of ambition of the EU's relationship with the Eastern partners will take into account the extent to which these values are reflected in national practices and policy implementation.
In its second meeting, the Eastern Partnership Platform 1 adopted its Work Programme for 2009-2011, which mainly focuses cooperation on the following areas: Democratic Governance; Improved Functioning of the Judiciary; Public Administration; Fight against Corruption; Flagship Initiative on Integrated Border Management; Flagship Initiative on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made disasters.
The Corruption component within the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Platform 1, as a major component stems from the realisation that there is a need to further enhance co-operation with Eastern partner countries that face similar challenges in complying with commitments originating from the Council of Europe’s membership and its standard-setting instruments. In view of this, in 2010 a series of “Bridge Activities” took place as a first step in contributing to look at the progress made so far of the reform processes in the six partner countries through a multilateral approach, and to facilitate the processes of the EaP’ Panel on Corruption as processes of bringing partner countries closer to the European standards. On 1 March 2011, following the "Bridge Activities" the EaP/CoE Facility was launched in order to enhance good governance and strengthen the capacities of the public administration and criminal justice sector in order to effectively prevent and fight corruption in line with the Council of Europe Conventions and other international treaties.



Activities in the past:

Regional Closing Conference (Activity 2.1): Share of peer countries on reforms and good practices during the implementation of the Project (Tbilisi, 12 December 2014)

Regional Closing Conference of the Project which was held in Tbilisi, on 12 December 2014, provided an opportunity to take a stock of activities implemented by the Project and to assess the progress of anti-corruption reforms related to project activities. In addition, the Closing Conference allowed for looking ahead for next steps of anti-corruption reforms and activities to be undertaken in the region in 2015 onwards. The event gathered participants from all 6 EaP region countries. Participants shared their experiences and good practice and discussed and identified common topics and areas of cooperation in the field of corruption, which can be apple at regional level in future.

Overview of AC activities - Dr Tilman Hoppe, Council of Europe expert
List of participants
Presentation of Armenia
Presentation of Azerbaijan
Presentation of Georgia
Photo Gallery

Country specialised trainings (2.5-2.6) “Detecting patterns of irregular political party and electoral campaign financing”
(Yerevan, Republic of Armenia, 2-3 December 2014;
Kyiv, Ukraine, 9-10 December 2014)

The Project is organised two-day interactive trainings on “Political party and electoral campaign financing” in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia on 2-3 December 2014, and in Kyiv, Ukraine on 9-10 December 2014. The activities focused on strengthening capacities of oversight and auditing of political party and electoral campaign financing. The trainings brought together relevant state bodies and from civil society organisations. The training looked at red flags, patterns of illegal cash-flow to and from political parties and campaigns, and at possible leads to uncover the illicit financing from the perspective of a financial analyst or investigator. The Project used a comprehensive training manual in English and Russian which was piloted during a regional training in 2013.

Photo Gallery
Training in Yerevan:
List of participants
Training in Kyiv:
List of participants

Training for the representatives of CSO (3.6): Reviewing and sharing of good practices on processing and verifying assets declarations (Yerevan, Armenia, 4-5 December 2014)

The activity entitled “Reviewing and sharing of good practices on processing and verifying assets declarations” is aimed at training up to 20 civil society representatives from Armenia on how to analyse declarations financially and on how to detect hidden income and expenditures. The training which will take place on 4-5 December 2014 in Yerevan, will be a combination of theory and practice which will allow participants to engage in a complex interactive investigative exercise and different tests on their knowledge in verification of asset declarations. The Practitioner manual on processing and analysing income and asset declarations of public officials will be distributed to all participants together with the training martials prepared by the Project.

Agenda English / Russian
List of participants

January - October 2014
January - December 2013
January - December 2012
Mai - December 2011


EaP/CoE Facility (DoA)
Anti-corruption@EaP (DoA)
Project Summary
Presentation of project
Inception report
Progress report
Workplan 2013 / 2014
Indicative Calendar of
   2014 (version March 2014)
   2014 (version Sept. 2014)
Chronological Calendar of
   2014 (version March 2014)
   2014 (version (Sept. 2014)
Overview of Activities
Technical Papers


EaP Bridge Activities Report
  English / Russian


Handbook on Designing and
Implementing AC Policies
  English / Russian


January -October 2014




EaP/CoE Facility' National