In addition to its statutory partners, the Council of Europe also implements activities in close collaboration with key non-state actors including the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), UNESCO, the European Union and INTERPOL, as well as sport organisations, including the IOC, UEFA and FIFA.

Such co-operation allows for member states to be assisted or supported in implementing worldwide strategies and standards such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals or the World Anti-Doping Code, but it also facilitates the proposal and promotion of norms, measures and good practices at worldwide level, that were developed thanks to Council of Europe co-operation.