The European Union and Council of Europe will present the mid-term results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Belarus, on 3 November in Minsk.
The projects focus on the facilitation of the accession of Belarus to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, as well as on promoting good governance and fighting corruption.
The two country-specific projects carried out in Belarus under the Programmatic Cooperation Framework (PCF) in 2015-2017 are funded by the EU and the Council of Europe, and are implemented by the Council of Europe.
Their total budget is EUR 215,000.In addition to these two country-specific projects, Belarus also participates in 13 regional initiatives covering all Eastern Partnership countries.
The EU-Council of Europe Programmatic Co-operation Framework aims to provide extensive and substantial expertise on strengthening the capacity of institutions in the six Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to implement domestic reforms.
It also aims to bring the countries closer to Council of Europe and EU standards in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, and improve the lives of citizens. The EU’s contribution to the PCF is EUR 30 million, writes EU Neighbours East Info.