Avropa Şurasının 2019-cü il üçün büdcəsi €496M.

Since 2012 the Council of Europe has adopted a biennial Programme and Budget.

The Council of Europe’s 70th anniversary has provided an opportunity to reflect on the unprecedented achievements of this Organisation. Never in history has this continent experienced the breadth and depth of unity that we have today. […] Looking forward, there is more to do. We must support the Convention system and work with member States to ensure the implementation of the European Convention and the execution of the Strasbourg Court’s judgments. We should also focus on correcting long-term, recurring and negative trends in Europe that undermine our common values.

Marija Pejčinović Burić
Secretary General

Where does the money come from?

The Budget is mainly funded by member States' contributions. National contributions are based on a formula which takes into account population and Gross Domestic Product. The major contributors (France, Germany, Italy, Russian Federation and United Kingdom) all pay the same rate for the ordinary budget.
States may also make voluntary contributions to support the Council of Europe's programme of work.
Joint programmes with the European Union allow the Organisation to enhance its impact and its operational capacity.

What is the money used for?

The money is used to implement the Programme, which is structured around three thematic pillars: Human Rights (including the European Court of Human Rights), Rule of Law and Democracy, with an additional support pillar covering governing bodies, support services and other common expenditure lines.



How is the Programme and Budget adopted?

The Programme and Budget is proposed by the Secretary General and approved by the Committee of Ministers. The Programme is approved for two years (with a second year budget on a provisional basis).

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TOTAL 2020 Budgets:

€ 496 million

Ordinary Budget:

€ 255 million

Partial Agreements & other:

€ 241 million

Total extrabudgetary receipts 2019:

€ 72 million

Ongoing Joint Programmes with the European Union (multiannual):

€ 155 million

Member States:


Enlarged/partial agreements:


Staff members:

More than 2500

(essentially based in Strasbourg)

External presence:

17 field offices

4 liaison offices

The Organisation's accounts and financial management undergo independent auditing by an external auditor (2014-2019: NIK, Poland - 2019-2023: Cour des comptes, France). The Financial Statements are IPSAS compliant and have received an unqualified opinion since 2007.

Results Based Budgeting has been chosen as a programming and budgeting methodology to measure organisational performance and increase accountability.