Horizontal FacilityThe 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. It aims to improve implementation of key recommendations of relevant Council of Europe monitoring and advisory bodies in the areas indicated in the Statement of Intent signed on 1 April 2014 by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. Phase I of the Horizontal Facility begun on 24 May 2016 and lasted until 24 May 2019. It is succeeded by Phase II of the Horizontal facility which is planned to last until 24 May 2022. 

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Supporting member States in Advancing Beneficial Ownership Transparency

24-25 June 2021 Visioconference

The international agenda on transparency of beneficial ownership (BO) has gained significant momentum in the past decade. The 2012 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations 24 and 25 provided important guidance and were complemented by continuous effort in the framework of the Global...

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Regional risk assessment for identifying terrorist financing risks within the non-profit organisations in Western Balkans and Turkey

19 October 2020 Videoconference

In the framework of the Regional Action against Economic Crime in Western Balkans and Turkey (CoE/EU Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey - Phase II), the Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (ECCD) is currently undertaking a regional risk assessment for identifying terrorist...

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COVID-19 pandemic: GRECO warns about corruption risks

21 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published guidelines addressed to its 50 member states aimed at preventing corruption in the context of the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidelines, issued by GRECO’s president, Marin Mrčela, underline...

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Unit for Eastern and Southeastern Europe (E & SEE)
Contacts in Headquarters (Strasbourg)

Head of Unit
Phone: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 11
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: Evgeni.EVGENIEV[at]coe.int

Programme Coordinator
Phone: +33 (0)3 88 41 30 83
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: ignacio-jose.ESPINOSA-GODED[at]coe.int

Project Coordinator
Ms Joana KASHI
Phone : +33 (0)3 90 21 36 55
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: Joana.KASHI[at] coe.int

Project Assistant
Ms Joanna GEBER
Phone: +33 (0)3 90 21 60 80
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: Joanna.GEBER[at] coe.int


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