Partnership for Good Governance 2019-2021
Council of Europe/European Union
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, they launched a common initiative: the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) programme to provide tailored made support to Eastern Partnership countries to bring national legislation and practice closer to European standards in the field of human rights, rule of law and democracy.
The programme has two successive phases: PGG I (2015-2018) and PGG II (2019-2021). Since 2017, PGG has mainly focused on providing legal expertise and technical assistance in the field of judiciary and fight against corruption to help Eastern Partnership countries effectively implement domestic reforms and to bring them closer to Council of Europe standards in these areas, as well as contribute to achievement of the EU 2020 Deliverables.
Progress has been made under PGG I towards establishing independent anti-corruption bodies and moving judicial reforms forward. The work continues under PGG II with a focus on sustaining the results achieved so far and providing more efficient and high-quality services to citizens.
This is done through a variety of activities: legislative review, conferences, seminars, working groups, networking, and training sessions led by Council of Europe staff and international experts.
Through implementing key judicial reforms and fighting against corruption, Eastern Partnership countries will increase their citizens’ trust in the state, enhance long term stability in the region and create an investment-safe climate.
PGG Bilateral Projects
- Enhancing the accountability and the efficiency of the judicial system and the professionalism of lawyers in Georgia
- Enhancing the systems of prevention and combating corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing in Georgia
- Supporting the Criminal Justice Reforms - Tackling Criminal Aspects of the Judicial Reforms in Georgia
PGG Regional Projects
- Strengthening measures to prevent and combat economic crime
- Strengthening the profession of lawyer in line with European standards
- Strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries
- Women’s Access to Justice: delivering on the Istanbul Convention and other European gender equality standards