"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…
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…
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…
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.
Armine Abramyan: 'To develop science in Armenia, it has to serve the industry'

Armine Abramyan: 'To develop science in Armenia, it has to serve the industry'

07 March 2019
Armine Abramyan, an agronomist, environmental specialist, and doctor of biological sciences, who heads the recently created International Research Program Coordinating Unit at the Armenian National Agrarian University, is trying to increase the capacity of the university's research centres while…
Liza Grigoryan - a judge who often deals with domestic violence cases in Armenia

Liza Grigoryan - a judge who often deals with domestic violence cases in Armenia

04 March 2019
Liza Grigoryan, the judge of the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction, has repeatedly come across cases of domestic violence.
Natacha Kalfayan: If major employers do not come to Armenian regions, it does not mean there is nothing to do there

Natacha Kalfayan: If major employers do not come to Armenian regions, it does not mean there is nothing to do there

01 March 2019
Natacha Kalfayan moved from Lebanon to Armenia 12 years ago and is trying to prove through her daily work that it is not difficult to do business in Armenian regions. It’s just a matter of setting a goal and consistently moving towards it.
Armenian Gyumri becomes inclusive thanks to EU support: the perspectives of the new bakery and coffee shop for people with disabilities

Armenian Gyumri becomes inclusive thanks to EU support: the prospects for the new bakery and coffee shop for people with disabilities

29 November 2018
On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the Declaration celebrates its 70th anniversary. Among the fundamental rights claimed in the Declaration is the right to work. 
Eco-friendly and affordable: Armenia starts to use synthesis gas

Eco-friendly and affordable energy: Armenia starts to use synthesis gas

17 September 2018
Heating is an important problem in Armenia, as it does not have natural gas and oil reserves. Although the South Caucasian country produces nuclear energy, the main source of the energy used to heat the country is natural gas, despite the fact that it is neither affordable nor environmentally…