Partnership for Good Governance
The European Union and the Council of Europe are working together to promote the common values of rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and pluralist democracy across Europe and its neighbourhood.
In 2014, the European Union and the Council of Europe launched a common initiative: The Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) programme for the Eastern Partnership countries* to provide support in the implementation of the Eastern Partnership countries’ domestic reforms to strengthen justice, counter economic crime, promote equality and non-discrimination, advance women’s access to justice and combat violence against women in line with European standards.
The PGG was designed in close consultation with the European Union and the national stakeholders, in line with the Council of Europe’s country-specific Action Plans and the European Union's priorities for the EaP region. It has three successive phases: PGG I (2015-2018) , PGG II (2019-2022), PGG III (2023-2027).
Progress in the EU accession agenda is in focus for Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, as are improved European perspectives for Georgia. The Partnership for Good Governance programme will also continue supporting Armenia and Azerbaijan and is also foreseen to support co-operation with Belarusian democratic forces and civil society.
1. Consolidating and enhancing the institutional and operational frameworks for the prevention and combating of corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing in Georgia
2. Strengthening independence and professionalism of justice in Georgia
3. Support to modernisation of court management in Georgia
4. Combating hate speech in Georgia
* While the Partnership for Good Governance does not include activities with the participation of the Belarusian authorities, in line with the EU policy of non-engagement with Belarusian public bodies and state-owned enterprises enshrined in the EU Council Conclusions of October 2020, activities may be organised with the representatives of Belarusian civil society and democratic actors as appropriate, in line with the European Council Conclusions of February 2022 and the Decision of the Council of Europe Ministers’ Deputies of March 2022.