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EU-funded employment project bringing together youth from different ethnic backgrounds concludes in Georgia

29 August 2017
Building confidence, interaction and collaboration among ethnic Georgian and Kist youngsters in the Georgian town of Akhmeta was the focus of an EU-funded project that concluded in the country last week. Entitled “Leveraging Employment Initiatives and Networking to build Confidence among…
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Energy day in Belarus: A “solar tree” will charge mobile phones in Brest

29 August 2017
A solar panel installation in the form of a tree was inaugurated in the Belarusian city of Brest on 26 August to promote the use of the renewable energy in the country. The “solar tree” was opened by the Brest local authorities as part of the EU-supported initiative “Covenant of Mayors  on Climate…
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EU supports cycling tourism in Belarus

28 August 2017
Belarusian cities and roads are becoming increasingly convenient for cycling tourism enthusiasts thanks to initiatives supported by local authorities and co-funded by the EU. On 19-20 August, a cycling fest was organised in the country showcasing several surprising activities that could be…
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EU presents results of its projects supporting social inclusion in Belarus

25 August 2017
The impact of EU-funded projects on the social inclusion of vulnerable categories of people in Belarus is the focus of the new issue of the Eurobulletin, published in August by the EU Delegation to the country. Pavel Burykin, a paediatrician, describes a project aimed at protecting the rights of…
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Second EuroSchool strengthens youth engagement in Azerbaijan

25 August 2017
15 young people from Azerbaijan attended a EuroSchool that was held from 21-23 August in the country’s city of Shabran. Organised jointly by the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan and the EU Neighbours East communication project, the three-day event aimed to raise further awareness about the EU and its…
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Four more Belarusian towns join the EU’s ‘Mayors for Economic Growth’ initiative

25 August 2017
Belarusian towns Miory, Polack, Ušačy and Šarkaŭščyna became new signatories of the EU initiative ‘Mayors for Economic Growth’ (M4EG) in August. The initiative is aimed at facilitating the growth of its signatories, as well as creating jobs through measures such as improving the local business…
Social Economy – the right tool to improve living standards in the EU neighbourhood

Social Economy – the right tool to improve living standards in the EU neighbourhood

23 August 2017
The social economy could become a key player in the achievement of the EU’s policy objectives in its Neighbourhood, provided it is backed by an appropriate regulatory framework, according to an opinion issued by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The social economy's primary…
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Erasmus+: More study and staff mobility opportunities to be funded in Ukraine this year

23 August 2017
More study and staff mobility opportunities will be funded by the EU in Ukraine this year through the Erasmus+ programme, the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine said on its website. The European Commission has announced the selection results for the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Action…
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Belarus: EU contest to fund social and business projects in Valožyn

23 August 2017
Beginners in entrepreneurship, freelancers, craftsmen and teams of like-minded people with interesting business ideas are invited to participate in a competition for social and business projects. Run by the EU-funded “Valožyn without barriers” project in the Belarusian city of Valožyn, the…
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Regional and local authorities to discuss the future of the Eastern Partnership at a meeting in Brussels – registration is open now

23 August 2017
Registration is now open for the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP), which is due to be held on 12 September in Brussels. The event will look at the future of the Eastern Partnership from the perspective of local and…