Five priority areas (or “themes”) of cooperation were identified with the European Union for the PGG.

Under these five themes there are 15 sub-themes which lead to 50 country-specific and regional actions.

The PGG actions, both country-specific and regional, were designed in close consultation with national stakeholders, in the framework of the Council of Europe’s country-specific Action Plans. The Action Plans are prepared on the basis of findings and recommendations from Council of Europe’s monitoring bodies and are in line with national reform agendas.