EU officials visit South Caucasus to promote peace, security and trade

EU officials visit South Caucasus to promote peace, security and trade

23 May 2017
A Foreign Affairs Committee delegation from the European Parliament will travel to Azerbaijan on 22 May, Georgia on 23 May and Armenia on 25 May to meet Presidents, Speakers and Parliamentarians, as well as opposition parties and civil society representatives. Members of the European Parliament…
Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP)

Eastern Partnership local authorities have a "good chance" to improve energy efficiency and democracy before Summit in November

23 May 2017
Regional and local authorities from the European Union and the EU's Eastern neighbours met on 22 May in Minsk. Participants of the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) debated on energy efficiency and job creation, as part of the broader preparation by…
EU-Ukraine civil society denounces continued impunity for crimes against journalists in Ukraine

EU-Ukraine civil society denounces continued impunity for crimes against journalists in Ukraine

23 May 2017
The 4th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform (CSP) was held in Brussels on 22 May. The meeting aimed to assess progress in the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The discussions were focused on environmental protection, media freedom and the first year of the EU-…
“Changing Skills for a Changing World”: new web tool for VET professionals

“Changing Skills for a Changing World”: new web tool for VET professionals

23 May 2017
The European Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new website ahead of the ‘Changing Skills for a Changing World’ Torino Process conference on 7-8 June. The website allows policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders to easily extract and compare facts, figures and trends on vocational…
Belarus: Polack to host Energy Days ahead of EU Sustainable Energy Week

Belarus: Polack to host Energy Days ahead of EU Sustainable Energy Week

23 May 2017
From 25 May to 25 June, the Belarusian city of Polack will host a series of ‘Energy Days’ ahead of the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week. The activities in Polack are being organised by the EU-funded PubLiCity project, which will install modern and energy-efficient street lighting in the city.…
EU4Business reports on results and achievements

EU4Business reports on results and achievements

22 May 2017
EU4Business held its first General Assembly and published its first Consolidated Report of Activities on 17 May. Partner institutions and national governments came together to discuss the key achievements of the initiative and the way forward for the future, particularly in terms of strengthening…
EU trains experts from Eastern Partner countries in civil protection and disaster relief coordination

EU trains experts from Eastern Partner countries in civil protection and disaster relief coordination

22 May 2017
The EU-funded Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries (PPRD East 2) conducted training courses for relief experts from the six Eastern Partner Countries on 14–20 May. The course addressed mechanisms for coordination…
 EU carries out studies to help Georgian food and drink industry

EU carries out studies to help Georgian food and drink industry

22 May 2017
The EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) presented its Value Chain Studies on Georgia’s tea and trout sectors on 19 May in Tbilisi. The results of the studies were presented to Ministry of Agriculture officials, the Delegation of the European…
“Europe means us”: Winners of #EUaroundU contest announced

“Europe means us”: Winners of #EUaroundU contest announced

22 May 2017
Giorgi, Iuliana, Katsiaryna, Sara, Nune and Liliia are the winners of the #EUaroundU writing competition organized by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project. “We see our future in a strong, united and peaceful Europe, and we are going to continue building it on the ideals of trust, solidarity, freedom…
Armenia: creative startups invited to take part in Business Challenge

Armenia: creative startups invited to take part in Business Challenge

22 May 2017
The Creative Armenia Business Challenge programme has invited aspiring entrepreneurs to share ideas on creating and managing startups in the area of performing and audiovisual arts, technology, design and publishing, music and cultural management. Creative Armenia Business Challenge seeks to…