Clima East

EU’s Clima East project helps preserve Belarusian peatlands

17 August 2017
Fighting climate change, preventing soil degradation and peat fires and preserving biodiversity of peatlands were just a few of the topics discussed during a workshop organised by the EU-funded project Clima East in the “Sporauski” biological reserve in Belarus on 15 August. The seminar gathered…
Culture and Creativity Programme

Culture and Creativity programme highlights top cultural developments in the Eastern Neighbourhood

17 August 2017
From a camp for young Georgian and Armenian composers that has just started in the Armenian town of Dilijan, to the Euro Tolerance festival which will take place in Baku in October and the culture days of Azerbaijan in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, there have been plenty of recent cultural…
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Covenant of Mayors runs questionnaire on the needs of its signatories in Eastern Partner countries

16 August 2017
The EU-funded Covenant of Mayors East (CoM East) initiative for climate and energy will be asking its potential beneficiaries which events and activities are of interest to them in 2017-2018. An online questionnaire will be open between 15 August and 15 September and should serve as a tool to…
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EU project helps kindergarten in Moldova switch to green technologies and save costs and energy

16 August 2017
Around 270 children from Povestea kindergarten in the city of Nisporeni in the Republic of Moldova have been using hot water heated by solar collectors, thanks to the EU-funded two-year Energy and Biomass project, which assists with the switch to green technologies in the country. The project…
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Belarus: EU helps Braslaŭ to become climate neutral

14 August 2017
The Belarusian city of Braslaŭ is to become the first climate neutral municipality in the country. Thanks to an EU-funded project, the local authorities and an NGO have installed five new lighting devices on solar panels and replaced 54 sodium lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps in the…
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EU helps Azerbaijan learn from educational system reform in Estonia

14 August 2017
Officials from the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan will visit Estonia on 25-27 September to learn about the country’s experience with introducing a qualification framework into its educational system. The event is organised by the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the…
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Register now for the 2nd EU-supported E-infrastructure Conference in Minsk

14 August 2017
Policy makers, researchers, students and IT experts are invited to take part in the Second Eastern Partnership E-Infrastructure Conference, which will take place in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on 27-28 September. The event will serve as a platform for collaboration on policy and research and…
European Union

EU bank agrees loan to upgrade water supply in Georgia

02 August 2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has directly financed a company in Georgia for the first time. The EU bank will provide a €21.47 million long-term loan to Tbilisi’s water utility – Georgian Water and Power (GWP) – to support its water and wastewater infrastructure development programme. The…
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€105 million available for clean energy research under Horizon 2020

02 August 2017
Applicants still have until 7 September to submit project proposals aiming to demonstrate innovative renewable energy technologies under the EU’s Horizon 2020 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy' Work Programme. The total available budget is €105 million, divided between the following nine topics…
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Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

28 July 2017
EU NEIGHBOURS east has selected exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. This time, the focus is on energy and environment! The International Energy Charter Secretariat is currently offering…