In recent years, Kyrgyz Republic has actively co-operated with the Council of Europe on a relatively wide range of topics, mostly in the framework of the Neighbourhood Co-operation Priorities for the Kyrgyz Republic for 2015-2019. Within this document, three projects were implemented: “Support to Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform”, “Strengthen Prevention and Combating of Corruption in Kyrgyz Republic”, “Training of new generations of leaders: School of Political Studies”.
As the Priorities came to an end in December 2019, the Council of Europe and the Kyrgyz authorities are currently discussing the follow-up co-operation strategy. In the meanwhile, the Central Asia Rule of Law Programme serves as the main instrument for co-operation between the Council of Europe and the Kyrgyz Republic.
The country also participates in the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Support to reforms of electoral legislation and practice and regional Human Rights instruments and mechanisms in countries of Latin America, Central Asia and Mongolia”.