The Council of Europe enjoys cooperation with Montenegro, most recently through a country-specific EU/CoE joint programme, contributing to improve the protection of human rights in Montenegro through strengthening of the capacity the Ombudsperson’s Office and the Constitutional Court to apply European human rights standards. CoE currently is represented through a programme office, which was established for the implementation of the current project. 


In recent years, Montenegro has actively participated in regional programmes in conjunction with the European Union focused upon minority protection, Roma rights, inclusive education and the Ljubljana II/ common heritage.  The country  is also a beneficiary of the Council of Europe regional projects on freedom of expression and freedom of the media (funded by Norway).