norway grants

Building on the cooperation in the framework of the EEA (European Economic Area ) and Norway Grants Financial Mechanisms 2009-2014, a new Cooperation Agreement between the Council of Europe and the Financial Mechanisms was signed covering the period 2014-2021. Overall, this cooperation includes programmes in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia, in a number areas, including good governance, accountable institutions, transparency and international police cooperation and combating crime.

In its capacity of an International Partner Organisation, ECCD provides high-level advice to beneficiary states’ institutions and to the donors on programmes’ feasibility, scope and new relevant priorities, based on CoE standards and recommendations of CoE monitoring bodies.

In this context, ECCD supports authorities of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania in undertaking concerted action at all levels to tackle corruption and economic crime in the following programme areas:


Project to strengthen anti-corruption and anti-money laundering systems in the Czech Republic


Programme areas


Home Affairs:
CoE advice is focused on ensuring anti-corruption, Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing and asset recovery issues are addressed in the Programme

Czech Republic

Good Governance:
CoE is ensuring that the Programme addresses the priorities and recommendations of the latest Moneyval evaluation of the Czech Republic, as well as GRECO recommendations.


International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime:
CoE advises on the implementation of Moneyval recommendations in the Programme, as well as anti-corruption issues taking into account GRECO recommendations to Latvia.


Justice and Home Affairs:
CoE is ensuring that anti-corruption, ethics and integrity issues are addressed in a transversal manner by the Programme in Lithuania.


Justice and Home Affairs:
CoE is ensuring that the anti-corruption and anti-money laundering priorities included in the programme respond to CoE recommendations to Romania.