Extrabudgetary contributions are an essential resource for the Council of Europe and significantly enhance the impact of our support to member States and beyond. Voluntary contributions are also the main source of funding for technical assistance and co-operation activities. Voluntary contributions are sought and accepted within the framework of the Organisation’s Programme and Budget and focus on agreed priorities. The Council of Europe’s resource mobilisation strategy also aims to strengthen donor relations and promote long-term framework agreements.

Funding trends

From 2010 to 2020, voluntary contributions more than doubled.

Funding sources

The European Union remained our largest donor in 2020 while Norway remained our largest bilateral donor. Collectively, observer States doubled their contribution as compared to 2019.

Strategic partnerships

Long-term partnerships are promoted to ensure better predictability of funding and flexibility in the use of extrabudgetary resources in order to better respond to the needs of our member States.

Action Plans and co-operation documents

Funding secured for country-specific Action Plans and co-operation documents at 31 May 2021.

** All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

Last updated on 31 May 2021

2021 Voluntary Contributions

 29 655 888

receipts at 31 July 2021

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