Water, sanitation and hygiene in Georgia: Standard implementation in a multiethnic population

Water, sanitation and hygiene in Georgia: Standard implementation in a multiethnic population

30 December 2019
“Once a week, sometimes twice, a car would come with water, and we stood in a line with our vessels. We might have got water, or maybe not. The water was arriving in cisterns for 28 years and was very expensive. Moreover, we had to carry water from far away to wash clothes or dishes, and this was…
How could an energy efficient medical centre look better and cost less?

How could an energy efficient medical centre look better and cost less?

29 November 2019
Located in Tbilisi, Innova Medical Centre became significantly more energy efficient thanks to grant support from the EU, which the company received as cashback through the EBRD’s Energocredit credit line from the bank Bank of Georgia. The medical centre now saves more than 50% of its energy,…
"Connecting nature": Smart solutions for Yerevan with EU support

"Connecting nature": Smart solutions for Yerevan with EU support

22 November 2019
Thanks to a combination of the scientific potential, the latest technologies and foreign funds, measures are taken to solve environmental problems in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. Yerevan is one of 16 European cities for which such environmentally friendly solutions are being developed.
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…
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.
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…
Shilda Winery: Energy Efficient Winery in Georgia

Shilda Winery: Energy Efficient Winery in Georgia

30 May 2019
Shilda Winery has been operating from Shilda Village, in the Kakheti region of Georgia, for five years. The winery processes 2,000 tonnes of grapes each season, and produces approximately 1.4 million bottles of wine across 25 varieties. By equipping itself with energy efficient technologies, the…
Eco-friendly and almost free energy: Armenian communities switch to biogas thanks to EU

Eco-friendly and almost free energy: Armenian communities switch to biogas thanks to EU

29 May 2019
Natural gas is not always available in some parts of Armenia due to the lack of oil and gas reserves, as well as poor infrastructure due to the mountains. However, sometimes even when it is available people still refuse to install gas line services in their houses simply because they cannot afford…
Georgia: Active Mayors for Economic Growth

Georgia: Active Mayors for Economic Growth

24 May 2019
“Mayors for Economic Growth” is an initiative created in the framework of the EU’s Eastern Partnership and aimed at sustainable municipal development.
The Black Sea is contaminated with plastic – but how can we reduce the damage?

The Black Sea is contaminated with plastic – but how can we reduce the damage?

30 April 2019
Every hour, each of the rivers flowing into the Black Sea brings between 6 and 50 pieces of litter into the sea.