About the Partnership for Good Governance

The European Union and the Council of Europe are working together to promote the common values of rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and pluralist democracy across Europe and its neighbourhood.

In 2014, the European Union and the Council of Europe launched a common initiative: The Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) programme for the Eastern Partnership countries* to provide support in the implementation of the Eastern Partnership countries’ domestic reforms to strengthen justice, counter economic crime, promote equality and non-discrimination, advance women’s access to justice and combat violence against women in line with European standards.

The PGG was designed in close consultation with the European Union and the national stakeholders, in line with the Council of Europe’s country-specific Action Plans and the European Union's priorities for the EaP region. It has three successive phases: PGG I (2015-2018), PGG II (2019-2022), PGG III (2023-2027).

Progress in the EU accession agenda is in focus for Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, as are improved European perspectives for Georgia. The Partnership for Good Governance programme will also continue supporting Armenia and Azerbaijan and is also foreseen to support co-operation with Belarusian democratic forces and civil society.



Combating hate speech in Ukraine


Enhancing anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing and asset recovery regime in Ukraine




Promoting equality and non-discrimination: towards more resilient and inclusive societies


Strengthening measures to prevent and combat economic crime in the Eastern Partnership region


Women's Access to Justice: implementing Council of Europe’s gender equality and violence against women standards


* While the Partnership for Good Governance does not include activities with the participation of the Belarusian authorities, activities may be organised with the representatives of Belarusian civil society and democratic forces as appropriate in line with the European Council Conclusions of February 2022 and the Decision of the Council of Europe Ministers’ Deputies of March 2022.

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