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…
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 –…
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…
Business Incubator Nisporeni helps beginner entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality with EU support

Business Incubator in Nisporeni helps beginner entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality with EU support

15 May 2019
The business incubator in the Moldovan town of Nisporeni is one of the largest in the country. Funded with EU support, it now hosts 36 entrepreneurs.
How to turn an idea into a successful business: stories from the Business Incubator Singerei

How to turn an idea into a successful business: stories from the Business Incubator Singerei

10 May 2019
The working atmosphere in the Business Incubator (BI) Sîngerei is felt right at the entrance. Behind every door is a fully functioning business with employees, modern equipment and an entrepreneur developing his or her idea.
EU promotes social entrepreneurship in Armenian provinces: a story from Shirak

EU promotes social entrepreneurship in Armenian provinces: a story from Shirak

10 May 2019
Social entrepreneurship is a relatively new phenomenon in Armenia. As recently as five or six years ago, few people knew about it. Despite the fact that there is still no legislation in place regulating it, social entrepreneurship is growing in Armenia.
Ten years of the Eastern Partnership: how do young Eastern Partners view their ties with the European Union?

Ten years of the Eastern Partnership: how do young Eastern Partners view their ties with the European Union?

09 May 2019
Last December at the Eastern Partnership conference in Vienna, a correspondent from the Segodnya website in Ukraine, Krystyna Zeleniuk spoke to ‘Young European Ambassadors’ from all six Eastern Partnership countries.
Between reconstruction and restoration: what a Moldovan teacher learned from Italian masters

Between reconstruction and restoration: what a Moldovan teacher learned from Italian masters

08 May 2019
In Moldova, “conservation”, which in Italy or other European countries means preserving an architectural monument as much as possible, is often confused with “reconstruction” and the erection of a new building resembling the original.
EU helps Shirak region become IT centre of Armenia

EU helps Shirak region become IT centre of Armenia

03 May 2019
Information technologies (IT) are growing rapidly in Armenia. The country’s government announced IT as one of their priorities and recently decided to establish a Ministry of High Technologies. The Armenian government has also adopted laws according to which newly created IT startups will be…
Ruzanna Galachyan: the success story of a repatriate who came back to Armenia

Ruzanna Galachyan: the success story of a repatriate who came back to Armenia

08 March 2019
Cosmetologist Ruzanna Galachyan intends to open the first enterprise producing cosmetic oils in Armenia from the Helichrysum (or Helichrysum italicum), also known as Immortal flower.