The Council of Europe enjoys co-operation with Montenegro, via six actions currently ongoing under the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey (HF) in the field of judiciary, penitentiary, economic crime and education. The Council of Europe is currently represented through a programme office, which was established for the implementation of the current projects. 

Montenegro is also a beneficiary of four regional programmes in South East Europe: three Council of Europe/European Union joint programmes, which  provide regional support for "Promoting Good Governance and Roma Empowerment at Local Level (ROMACTED)", support judicial expertise on freedom of expression and the media ("Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe, JUFREX") and strengthen co-operation in the field of cybercrime by targeting crime proceeds on the internet ("Co-operation on Cybercrime under the Instrument of Pre-accession, iPROCEEDS") and a fourth one financed by the Human Rights Trust Fund ("Providing Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals, HELP")