The cooperation between the EU and the Council of Europe is based on our shared fundamental values: human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The EU works closely with and supports the Council of Europe, as part of its efforts to promote worldwide effective multilateralism, as well as uphold and extend a rules-based international order.
All EU Member States are participating States of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Altogether, the OSCE has 57 participating States from Europe, North America, and Central Asia and spans a geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.