EU boosts eco-tourism and renewable energy in Armenia with new solar power plant

EU boosts eco-tourism and renewable energy in Armenia with new solar power plant

20 November 2019
Harnessing the potential of solar energy is vital for sunny countries like Armenia. Due to high energy tariffs, the majority of the population struggle to pay electricity and gas bills. Solar power is not widely used in Armenia but, because it is eco-friendly and helps to save money, it is…
EU supports Gagauz winery’s transition to renewable energy

EU supports Gagauz winery’s transition to renewable energy

15 October 2019
Producing wine for more than a century, Kara Gani Winery has turned a hobby into a business for the Cerven family. “We are the fifth generation to produce home wine. Gagauzia is a region famous for its good wines,” says the owner of Kara Gani Winery, Larisa Cerven. When deciding to open their own…
Ukrainian start-up Sirocco Energy develops a wind turbine for cities

Ukrainian start-up Sirocco Energy develops a wind turbine for cities

14 October 2019
Sirocco Energy’s Ukrainian team have developed a wind turbine that turns wind-power into energy, not in the middle of a field but where people need it, in cities. This could significantly accelerate Ukraine's movement towards cleaner energy.
Azerbaijani students becoming more aware of energy efficiency and sustainable energy

Azerbaijani students becoming more aware of energy efficiency and sustainable energy

02 October 2019
For the third year in a row, energy training classes are a part of the summer EuroSchool programme in Azerbaijan. And for a good reason: the interest in effective management of the energy sector is becoming increasingly tangible among the younger generation. Trainer Vitali Hiarlouski from the…
Breaking stereotypes: how teachers are trained in Azerbaijan to work with children with disabilities

Breaking stereotypes: how teachers are trained in Azerbaijan to work with children with disabilities

10 September 2019
In Azerbaijan, a country with a population of 10 million, about 70,000 children are registered with a disability.
How Batumi solved its water supply and sea pollution problems with EU support

How Batumi solved its water supply and sea pollution problems with EU support

18 July 2019
Nino Katamadze who lives with her large family in the Georgian town of Chakvi, says that 24-hour, uninterrupted supply of clean drinking water is of huge importance for her, as it is for the rest of the population.
“They would not talk to people, but they started talking to the dog.” How two dogs, Bjorn and Jackie, are helping to treat children

“They would not talk to people, but they started talking to the dog.” How two dogs, Bjorn and Jackie, are helping to treat children

14 June 2019
Thanks to the EU, canistherapy support has become available in Belarusian city of Brest.
Coming to a city near you: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Coming to a city near you: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

13 June 2019
Eastern partner countries eligible for EU Sustainable Energy Awards for the first time. Shaping Europe’s Energy Future is the theme of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which will happen across the EU and in the Eastern Partnership region from 17 to 21 June. Since 2006, the EUSEW…
Sustainable energy in action: How Zhovkva cuts down on gas consumption and saves money

Sustainable energy in action: How Zhovkva cuts down on gas consumption and saves money

30 May 2019
Renewable energy sources are helping the town of Zhovkva in Ukraine to save energy and thousands of hryvnias per year. All of this is the result of a project that was implemented within the framework of the EU’s EU4Energy programme. 14,000 people live in Zhovkva. For seven years, the town has been…
Energy-efficient modern street lighting in Ocnița and Cantemir thanks to EU support

Energy-efficient modern street lighting in Ocnița and Cantemir thanks to EU support

30 May 2019
Street lighting can be easily managed and made energy-efficient. This is being proven by Ocnița and Cantemir, the first two cities in the Republic of Moldova where smart, street lighting control technology has been installed. The installations are part of the EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors –…