EU-funded South Programme IV: regional workshop increases awareness on Council of Europe’s anti-corruption standards

March 8, 2021
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Within the framework of the South Programme IV, a regional workshop on “anti-corruption standards of the Council of Europe and their monitoring” was organised online on 22 and 23 February 2021. The event gathered officials from beneficiary institutions from Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.

The aim of the workshop was to increase awareness on Council of Europe anti-corruption standards by focusing on thematic issues such as investigation of corruption, integrity and anti-corruption policy and system, corruption and political funding, whistleblowing and protection of whistleblowers, independence, specialisation and means of anti-corruption authorities, as well as on the monitoring practice developed by the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).

The workshop was also an opportunity to exchange on related experiences, trends in the region and examples provided by the beneficiaries.

South Programme IV continues assisting Southern Mediterranean countries in building a common legal space together with the EU, with a focus on reforming Southern Mediterranean countries’ legislation and reinforcing their democratic governance institutions as well as accompanying reform processes. Good governance building, strengthening rule of law and respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights are strong pillars of the South Programme. Additionally, particular attention is given to activities combatting gender-based violence against women and girls.


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South Programme IV

Countries covered:

  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia
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