The Council Of Europe's Relations with Non-Member States



Practical and pragmatic relations with non-member states on all continents allow the Council of Europe to widen its scope for action and global outreach. More than 45 non-member states are Parties to Council of Europe treaties or members, observers or participants in Partial and Enlarged Agreements, such as the Venice Commission, Pompidou Group or the North-South Centre. Council of Europe legal instruments are increasingly drawn up with the participation of interested non-member states.


Specific relations are maintained with more than 70 Non-Member States and countries in the neighbouring regions.



  • Participation of non-member states in Council of Europe bodies (DER/Inf(2015)4)

  • For more details on non-member states participation in the Council of Europe treaties please see the site of the Treaty office