Yerevan 24 May 2017
60 polling stations and all 10 Territorial Electoral Commissions have been observed by the...
Georgian judges showing strong commitment to apply case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in their rulingsTbilisi 24 May 2017
On 20 May 2017, the Council of Europe with the participation of the Chief Justice at the premises...
Yerevan 23 May 2017
On 20-21 May 2017, staff of the Human Rights Defender Office of Armenia improved their knowledge...
Tbilisi 19 May 2017
The Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union (EU) are assisting the Ministry of Internal...
In April 2014, the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) agreed in a Statement of Intent that targeted cooperation activities with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus - the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries - would be implemented under a ‘Programmatic Cooperation Framework’ (PCF).
These cooperation activities will strengthen the capacity of Eastern Partnership countries, which are member States of the Council of Europe with the exception of Belarus; to implement domestic reforms to bring them closer to the standards of the Council of Europe and the European Union in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
The PCF will be implemented in two phases: 2015‑2017 and 2018-2020. A mid-term evaluation will take place in 2017 and a final evaluation in 2020. The budget for the first implementation phase (2015-2017) is €33.8 million. The PCF is funded 90% by the European Union and 10% by the Council of Europe. It is implemented by the Council of Europe.
Five priority areas (or “themes”) of cooperation were identified with the European Union for the PCF. Under these five themes there are 15 sub-themes which lead to 50 country-specific and regional actions.
Protection and promotion of human rights
Combating threats to the rule of law
Addressing challenges of the information society
Promoting democratic governance
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