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Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum announces new call for proposals

10 January 2018
Members of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) are invited to submit their applications in response to the 4th Call for Proposals recently announced by the Forum’s Secretariat. The call is part of the EaP CSF re-granting scheme. Applicants are encouraged to develop proposals…
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Video reveals how EU-funded programme helps unlock potential of Armenian cheese-makers

10 January 2018
The European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) in Armenia has presented a short video about the potential for the production of high quality cheese in the country. The video illustrates how the programme has supported cheese production facilities in six…
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Apply now to participate in Model EU simulation exercise in Ukraine

10 January 2018
Applications are now open for the ‘Model EU’ simulation exercise, organised by the European Union, to be held in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv between 29 March and 1 April. In the exercise, participants will be able to try out the roles of both Ministers of the EU Council and Members of the European…
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EU expert mission to support development of school accreditation in Azerbaijan

09 January 2018
On 16-18 January, two EU experts will visit the Azerbaijani capital Baku to help the country’s Education Ministry develop its external quality assurance system in general education. The mission is being organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange…
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EU-funded study reveals obstacles to export of Ukrainian ceramic products

09 January 2018
Production of ceramic tiles in Ukraine has been growing steadily in recent years, accounting for an increasing share of the domestic market and displaying an ever-greater volume of exports. This is according to the latest study by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), conducted with the…
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Belarus: EU-funded project gives advice on how to organise light festivals

09 January 2018
A team from the Belarusian city of Polack visited the world-famous Festival of Lights in Lyon in December 2017. While in France, the study trip participants had the opportunity to get first-hand experience of the role of illumination during city festivals. According to an EU press release, the…
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EU expert mission to support consumer rights protection in Georgia

09 January 2018
On 15-17 January, experts from Poland and the United Kingdom will visit Georgia to assist the country’s legislators in the development of a comprehensive legal framework on consumer protection and consumer rights. The mission is being organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and…
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EU supports electrification of Ukrainian railways

08 January 2018
A 15-year sovereign-guaranteed loan of up to €150 million will be provided to Ukrainian Railways to help electrify and connect the Dolynska-Mykolaiv-Kolosivka railway line to the high voltage grid. It will also help to install a second track on single-track sections of the Dolynska-Mykolaiv railway…
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Let us hear your stories! Call for expression of interest for production support for media in Eastern Neighbourhood

08 January 2018
TV and online video journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine are invited to participate in a production support scheme launched by the EU-funded Open Media Hub to create content related to the respective countries’ relations with the EU. The…
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First grant contracts of Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Programme 2014-2020 signed

08 January 2018
The EU-funded Cross-border Cooperation Programme has announced the signing of the first six grant contracts to be implemented within the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Programme for 2014-2020. All six projects that were awarded grants come under the thematic objective of heritage. They aim to preserve…