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.
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…
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.
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…
How green energy illuminates the Belarusian city of Polack

How green energy illuminates the Belarusian city of Polack

10 October 2018
What do the Belarusian city of Polack and the French city of Lyon have in common? And how are local residents changing their regions in Belarus? Read on to find out. The European Union and Belarus are currently implementing four joint energy projects, with a total budget of over €3 million. With…
The tailwind: How Belarus is developing wind energy

The tailwind: How Belarus is developing wind energy

10 July 2018
In this article, we look at wind energy in Belarus and how the European Union is currently helping the country in this area. The European Union is one of the world’s leaders in the area of wind energy production. Based on forecasts by the European Wind Energy Association, by 2020, energy produced…
How E5P incentivises root and branch reform in the Eastern Partner countries

How E5P incentivises root and branch energy reform in the Eastern Partner countries

06 July 2018
New municipal bus fleets, residential energy efficiencies and district heating reforms are just some of the improvements that have been achieved thanks to the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). Issuing grants to make such projects possible has helped to put in place…
Sustainable Energy Week: a platform for change, raising awareness from children to decision makers

Sustainable Energy Week: a platform for change, raising awareness from children to decision makers

29 May 2018
“The issue of saving resources has become a priority in the country, for each person and every household. It’s a pity we started to think about this so late.” Vladyslav Morzhenko is a father of two in the town of Zhmerynka in Ukraine, where an EU-funded project has renovated schools and…
Local authority-led reform leads to sustainable energy benefits

Local authority-led reform leads to sustainable energy benefits

29 May 2018
The Municipal Project Support Facility (MPSF) under the EU4Energy Initiative provides local authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries with the means to deliver energy-related projects. These are designed to improve citizens’ lives and achieve sustainable environmental benefits. A key…