The Project  on “Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in Georgia” is one of the four National Components of the joint Council of Europe/European Union “Eastern Partnership Programmatic Co-operation Framework (PCF)” Programme “Fight against corruption and fostering good governance/Fight against money-laundering” covering the six Eastern Partnership countries. The Project aims at contributing to promote democracy and the rule of law through prevention and control of money laundering and terrorist financing, in accordance with European and other international standards.


Asset recovery training for Georgian judiciary and law enforcement representatives

19-20 November 2020

On 19-20 November 2020, the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Office of the Prosecutor General of Georgia organised an online training on “Seizure, confiscation and recovery of proceeds of corruption, money laundering and other economic crime”. The activity, delivered by three...

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Promoting gambling sector’s compliance to anti-money laundering requirements in Georgia

23-24 November 2020

On 23-24 November 2020, the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Financial Monitoring Service of Georgia (Financial Intelligence Unit of Georgia) organised an online training on “Anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism compliance in the gambling sector, including land based...

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Workshop on Prevention of Corruption in Public Sector

21-22 July 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 21-22 July 2020, the Council of Europe and the State Security Service of Georgia organised a workshop on “Prevention of Corruption in Public Sector” for the representatives of the Anti-corruption Agency and the Office of Prosecutor General of Georgia. The Anti-corruption Agency, established...

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Through its activities, the Project aims at achieving the following results:

  • Elaborate proposals aimed at ensuring compliance of Georgian legislation and sub-legal acts with applicable European and international standards;
  • Promote a better understanding of money laundering/terrorism financing at the national and sectorial level and to elaborate mitigating measures;
  • Reinforce the supervisory and regulatory framework of preventive measures for sectors such as insurance, casinos, lawyers, notaries, dealers in precious metals and stones, real estate agents and NPOs;
  • Enhance beneficial ownership and transparency of legal persons;
  • Enhance authorities’ capacities to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate money laundering and economic crime cases.

Assistance activities in each field will include assessments, provision of expert advice, workshops, trainings, and roundtables, as agreed with Project beneficiary institutions. The Project scope and expected deliverables come as a result of discussions with key national institutions in the field of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, such as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, and the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia.

The Project will last until the end of 2017 and is being implemented by the Economic Crime and Cooperation Unit of the Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Department of Information Society and Action against Crime.


Project Officer, Tea Zarnadze