Mayors on the march: how cities are driving energy efficiency in Belarus

Mayors on the march: how cities are driving energy efficiency in Belarus

06 September 2017
Belarusian cities are trying to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. But how are they doing this, and most importantly, why?
Moldova working towards energy efficiency with EU support: a win-win for all involved

Moldova working towards energy efficiency with EU support: a win-win for all involved

28 August 2017
Today, achieving low energy consumption levels is no longer a difficult challenge for the Republic of Moldova. With the assistance of funds from the European Union, alternative energy sources are taking the place of traditional ones, contributing to a decline in energy losses, and to the country’s…
Young European Ambassadors share their vision for the Eastern Partnership

Young European Ambassadors share their vision for the Eastern Partnership

28 July 2017
“Living in a Europe based on mutual understanding instead of evoking conflicts makes us stronger together”, replied Hanna Launikovich from Belarus and Philipp Brugner from Austria when asked to describe the importance of cooperation between the EU and their countries.
With EU support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence?

With EU support, can Ukraine beat its neighbours on the way to energy independence?

19 July 2017
In June this year, 30 Ukrainian cities simultaneously became signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, a European initiative designed to make cities and towns more energy efficient.
Literature across borders: translating culture to build connections between Georgia and Europe

Literature across borders: translating culture to build connections between Georgia and Europe

18 July 2017
Laurence Plazenet, Carl Frode Tiller, Isabelle Wery, Katri Lipson, Daniel Pennac … these are just a handful of the 20 European authors, whose works will be translated into Georgian with the support of the European Union's Creative Europe programme and its support to literary translation, allowing…
The Black Sea Silk Road: working together to break down borders

The Black Sea Silk Road: working together to break down borders

10 July 2017
Imagine a 3,000km tourist route stretching from Thessaloniki in Greece to Meghri in Armenia, following in the path of ancient merchants from the shores of the Aegean, along the coast of the Black Sea, all the way to the southernmost point of Armenia.
Medieval jewels of Khotyn: unexpected beauty on your doorstep

Medieval jewels of Khotyn: unexpected beauty on your doorstep

29 May 2017
As the summer approaches, thoughts are increasingly turning to travel. We dream of foreign places and exotic destinations, but how many people are aware of the historic gems hidden in their own back yard, like the stunning medieval fortress of Khotyn nestled in the hills of south-western Ukraine?
How Belarus is developing its tourism and how the European Union is involved in this

How Belarus is developing its tourism and how the European Union is involved in this

23 May 2017
What we already have, and what we could have, if we take the issue of tourism development seriously. For the tourism industry, 2017 should be a turning point. The beginning of the year was marked by a truly revolutionary change: unexpectedly, for many, Belarus waived its visa requirement for…
Culture as a bridge: bringing Europeans and Azerbaijanis closer together

Culture as a bridge: bringing Europeans and Azerbaijanis closer together

22 May 2017
Any lover or connoisseur of European cinema would be happy to be a guest of the Berlin International Film Festival – the well-known Berlinale. This year, such a chance was given to Gunay Mirzayeva, a 26-year-old graduate of the Azerbaijan University of Languages.
Liliia Ovcharova

My Europe

11 May 2017
My name is Liliia, I am 18. I have never been abroad, I barely speak English, but last week I got my first ever Schengen visa, and it feels like my entire world is changing right now. I am in Rome, running here and there with a broad smile on my face, taking pictures of literally every corner,…