Programmes & Projects
The European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye” is a co-operation modality developed by the Council of Europe and the EU to support compliance of Beneficiaries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Türkiye) with European standards and the EU acquis in the areas covered by the Facility.
- REGIONAL : Action against Economic Crime in the Western Balkans - Regional
- ALBANIA : Action against Economic Crime in Albania - Phase III
- BOSNIA AND HERZGOVINA : Action against corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- MONTENEGRO : Action against Economic Crime in Montenegro - Phase III
- NORTH MACEDONIA : Action against Economic Crime in the Republic of North Macedonia - Phase III
- TURKIYE : Action against Money Laundering in Türkiye
Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) is a regional programme, organised around country specific interventions and supporting alignment of national legislation and practice with European standards, according to the individual needs of the EaP countries. PGG is a regional programme, organised around country specific interventions and supporting alignment of national legislation and practice with European standards, according to the individual needs of the EaP countries. The programme builds on the achievements of the two previous EU/CoE PGG Programmes as of 2015.
- REGIONAL : Strengthening measures to prevent and combat economic crime in the Eastern Partnership region
- ARMENIA : Enhancing national capacities for effective prevention and fight against economic crime in Armenia
- AZERBAIJAN : Preventing and fighting economic crime in Azerbaijan
- GEORGIA : Consolidating and enhancing the institutional and operational frameworks for the prevention and combatting of corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing in Georgia
- MOLDOVA : Enhancing the anti-money laundering and asset recovery regime in Moldova
- UKRAINE : Enhancing anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing and asset recovery regime in Ukraine
The Technical Support Instrument Programme (TSI) is an EU programme, launched in 2021, that provides tailor-made technical expertise to EU Member States to design and implement reforms. The TSI support covers the entire reform process, from preparation and design to implementation of the reforms. It is demand driven and does not require co-financing from EU Member States.
- AUSTRIA : Regional and local authorities – Enhancing quality of public administration and cooperation, preventing of money laundering and terrorism financing
- BULGARIA : Enhancing the capabilities for risk-based AML supervision and financial intelligence in Bulgaria
- CROATIA : Risk-based AML/CFT supervision in the financial sector in Croatia
- ESTONIA : Strengthening of Estonian anti-money laundering framework
- FRANCE : Development of Financial Intelligence Unit’s expertise focused on digital finance and virtual assets
- LITHUANIA : Strengthening risk-based AML/CFT supervision in Lithuania
- POLAND : Strengthening the risk assessment mechanisms and the AML/CFT strategic analysis function of the Polish financial intelligence unit
- PORTUGAL : Developing a risk-based methodology for an automatic anti-money laundering/counter terrorist financing risk categorisation for supervised entities in Portugal
- MULTI-COUNTRY: Effective implementation of the sanctions regime and enhanced cross-border cooperation in EU Member States
- SLOVAK REPUBLIC : Enhancing the effectiveness of the anti-money laundering regime
“Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2023” is a joint initiative cofounded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.
- REGIONAL : Promoting Transparency and Action against economic crime Regional
- KAZAKHSTAN : Promoting Transparency and Action against economic crime Kazakhstan
- KYRGYZSTAN : Promoting Transparency and Action against economic crime Kyrgyzstan
- TAJIKISTAN : Promoting Transparency and Action against economic crime Tajikistan
- TURKMENISTAN : Promoting Transparency and Action against economic crime Turkmenistan
- UZBEKISTAN : Promoting Transparency and Action against economic crime Uzbekistan
The European Union (EU) is a main political and financial partner of the Council of Europe co-operation activities. The partnership has been built up to support activities founded on common values and goals in order to advance human rights, democracy and rule of law in Europe and beyond.
- KOSOVO* : Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo (PECK III)
- MENA region : Project on Promotion of Good Governance: Fight against Corruption, Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism in the Southern Mediterranean (SNAC 5)
- TURKIYE : Project on “Improving International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters in Turkey”
Extra-budgetary resources provide the main source of funding for the Organisation’s co-operation programmes. With increased emphasis on co-operation, extrabudgetary resources have become crucial to the overall work of the Organisation. They include voluntary contributions from member states, the European Union (EU) and from other sources, including observer states, non-member states, non-governmental or non-sovereign sources.
Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) is a regional programme for the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries with an implementation period of 2019-2021. The programme is organised around interventions to support the alignment of the national legislation and practice with European standards according to the individual needs of the EaP countries, with an ambition to increase the region’s stabilisation and resilience and, more specifically to achieve the 2020 targets set in the EaP deliverables.
The EU launched the Eastern Partnership (EaP) on 7 May 2009 at a Summit with its Eastern Partners. The Eastern Partnership 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.
European Union and Council of Europe signed Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (hereafter referred to as “Horizontal Facility”) on 23 May 2016. The Horizontal Facility builds on the Council of Europe and EU Policy priorities in the context of the Western Balkans and Turkey and on the Council of Europe expertise in standard-setting, monitoring and cooperation methodologies.
The European Union and Council of Europe signed Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (hereafter referred to as “Horizontal Facility”) on 23 May 2016. The Horizontal Facility builds on the Council of Europe and EU Policy priorities in the context of the Western Balkans and Turkey and on the Council of Europe expertise in standard-setting, monitoring and cooperation methodologies.
South Neighbourhood Programme
Since 2012, the Council of Europe and the European Union have been working in close partnership with beneficiaries from the Southern Mediterranean region to advance human rights and democratic governance based on the shared values of the two organisations, and in line with the national reform agendas, through SNAC projects: