The Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe was implemented in close cooperation with the State-Legal Directorate of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation. The Project aimed to contribute to the creation of the appeal procedure in the system  of courts of general jurisdiction in Russia.The main tasks of the project included analysis of the relevant law in the context of the European standards; elaboration of the recommendations on amendments regarding the cassation and supervisory review; elaboration of training methodology on implementation of the new appeal procedure; organisation of seminars on reform of the appeal system; evaluation of regulatory changes and of the appeal system reform.

The Project was completed on 31.12.2013.