Watermelons in Belarus: EU4Youth sowing the seeds of success

Watermelons in Belarus: EU4Youth sowing the seeds of success

14 January 2020
In spring 2019, a large-scale initiative of watermelon growth testing was launched in the schools of the Homieĺ region in Belarus. For six months, the pupils, together with teachers and local enthusiasts, explored how successfully this beloved round fruit can take root in the south of the country.
Belarus: How business changes life in Hlybokaje, with EU support

Belarus: How business changes life in Hlybokaje, with EU support

10 January 2020
A new development project in the field of self-employment and small businesses has recently been launched in Hlybokaje District, in the Viciebsk Region of Belarus. The new ‘Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovations Promotion and Support’ is implemented as part of the EU initiative Mayors for…
How do regions reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what is the economic effect?

How do regions reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what is the economic effect?

20 December 2019
By joining the EU initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy’, Belarusian regions are innovating and improving their energy efficiency. But what did the modernisation of the public baths in Hlybokaje and the boiler facilities in Brest mean for the cities?
Inclusive CrossFit: A place where both able-bodied people and people with disabilities can train

Inclusive CrossFit: A place where both able-bodied people and people with disabilities can train

02 December 2019
Thanks to the Inclusive CrossFit initiative, people who use wheelchairs and those who do not train together at a gym in the city of Lida, Hrodna Region, Belarus.
Belarusian schoolchildren take part in the EU-supported river cleanliness project

Belarusian schoolchildren take part in river cleanliness project

17 September 2019
In the agricultural town of Lopatino, ninth-grade student and avid fisher, Yana Fursevich, once caught a pike in Styr River, a tributary of Pripyat.

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12 August 2019
The ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative is the driving force of the ‘Young European Neighbours’ network, created by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project. The role of the Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) is to connect the youth from the European Union and the Eastern partner countries (Armenia,…
“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.
Belarus: At the age of 16, he had never even studied music. Now, he is an opera singer: This is Andrey’s story

Belarus: At the age of 16, he had never even studied music. Now, he is an opera singer: This is Andrey’s story

13 June 2019
Until he was 16 years old, Andrey Mikulchik, from the Belarusian city of Maladziečna, had never studied music. However, he went on to become an opera singer, and has already performed in both Italy and Belarus.
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…
Ašmiany and Biaroza: How to live better with the help of energy efficiency

Ašmiany and Biaroza: How to live better with the help of energy efficiency

30 May 2019
For years, the European Union has been helping small towns in Belarus to implement their ambitious energy efficiency projects. Within the framework of the new round of the "Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects" programme, a kindergarten in the town of Ašmiany will be modernised, while modern…