Azerbaijan's electric power industry is ready for reforms

Azerbaijan's electric power industry is ready for reforms

13 March 2019
Electricity in Azerbaijan is produced mainly by thermal power plants operating on natural gas, with a small amount produced by hydroelectric power plants. Renewables account for less than 1%. As the amount produced exceeds domestic demand, the surplus electricity can be exported to neighbouring…
Sevinj Mastiyeva: Every conquered peak is а new beginning

Sevinj Mastiyeva: Every conquered peak is а new beginning

08 March 2019
Since 2016, Azerbaijan has been participating in an EU-funded project that supports the country in the development and modernisation of migration policy (Support in the Implementation of the Mobility Partnership with Azerbaijan project, MOBILAZE).
Heroes on the verge of the abyss: a report from a women's shelter in Mahilioŭ

Heroes on the verge of the abyss: a report from a women's shelter in Mahilioŭ

07 March 2019
Natasha and her 14-year-old son Sasha have no place to live. They found shelter at the Social Crisis Centre for Women in Mahilioŭ. Natasha says that her family was saved by the centre and that she will fight for her son.
Natavan Badalova: There is no limit for teachers' development

Natavan Badalova: There is no limit for teachers' development

06 March 2019
Natavan Badalova, an English teacher from Baku, is an active participant of the European educational programme eTwinning Plus, which Azerbaijan joined in 2013.  
Lamiya Rzayeva: successful development depends on girls' education

Lamiya Rzayeva: successful development depends on girls' education

05 March 2019
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are an integral part of the EU's cooperation with its partner countries, including Azerbaijan.
Aytekin Sadiqova and her honey farm: The revival of a family tradition

Aytekin Sadiqova and her honey farm: The revival of a family tradition

05 March 2019
Aytekin Sadiqova is a forced migrant from the Kalbajar region of Azerbaijan, where beekeeping has traditionally been widely developed.
Govher Khanhuseynova and her bakery: everything starts with self-belief

Govher Khanhuseynova and her bakery: everything starts with self-belief

04 March 2019
Govher Khanhuseynova comes from the Bilasuvar region of Azerbaijan, around 190 km south-east of the capital Baku. She has always liked baking.
How can we teach Belarusian institutions to be more energy efficient?

How can we teach Belarusian institutions to be more energy efficient?

01 March 2019
Let us imagine a scenario: You get a new fridge. You know the exact figure – how much energy, in kilowatt-hours, the old refrigerator consumed  each year. With the new one, you can save, say, 200 kilowatt-hours per year, but it costs a little more than the previous one. By simple mathematical…
Azerbaijan's first steps in energy efficiency: motivations, difficulties and prospects

Azerbaijan's first steps in energy efficiency: motivations, difficulties and prospects

17 January 2019
Azerbaijan does not have any problem with energy resources; the country fully satisfies domestic demand through the production of oil and gas. Azerbaijan is a country with one of the highest indicators of energy self-sufficiency, as its energy production is four times higher than the domestic…
The free legal aid being made available to those who are less fortunate in Azerbaijan

The free legal aid being made available to those who are less fortunate in Azerbaijan

30 November 2018
Her ex-husband does not pay child maintenance and refuses to give his permission for their child to be taken abroad for medical treatment. Meanwhile, her pensioner mother has a severe disability but does not receive adequate benefits.