Coordinating cooperation

The Office of the Directorate General of Programmes (ODGP) coordinates Council of Europe cooperation activities in member states and non-member states in its neighbourhood. These cooperation activities are undertaken to help these countries reach Council of Europe standards in human rights, rule of law and democracy.

ODGP ensures the strategic programming of these activities and mobilises resources for their implementation, while co-ordinating the Council of Europe's action with other organisations and agencies. The ODGP is also responsible for coordinating the Council of Europe Offices and Programme Offices, which play an active part in identifying and implementing projects and in raising funds for their execution.

In May 2016, ODGP launched the new Council of Europe Project Management Methodology which comprises a handbook with related templates, training, an IT tool, and a website. The aim is to systematise the good practice that embodies the Council of Europe and its strategy and values.

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