Ukraine: to save biodiversity

Ukraine: to save biodiversity

05 June 2018
Why does Ukraine need to introduce the EU Birds and Habitats Directives and how will this change the environmental protection system in the country?
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…
Solar panels on blinds: how a Ukrainian innovation is achieving worldwide success

Solar panels on blinds: how a Ukrainian innovation is achieving worldwide success

28 May 2018
Energy independence is increasing in Ukraine, and the number of innovations that help to achieve this is also on the rise. The issue of energy efficiency remains relevant for Ukraine. Ukraine's economy one of the most energy-intensive in the world. Artificially low energy prices over the course…
A year of cultural heritage in the EU: How citizens can preserve Ukrainian culture

A year of cultural heritage in the EU: How citizens can preserve Ukrainian culture

17 May 2018
Artists, researchers and active citizens from Ukraine are getting involved in the European Year of Cultural Heritage, successfully implementing a number of projects that aim to preserve the country’s cultural legacy.
Sustainable media: the key to independence

Sustainable media: the key to independence

27 April 2018
Every year on 3 May, the world marks Press Freedom Day. It’s a day on which we are reminded of the role of free media as a cornerstone of democracy, of the importance of media pluralism, of the significance of objective, quality, ethical journalism in informing citizens and defending their…
The unspent millions: how Ukrainian enterprises are reducing their dependency on Russian gas

The unspent millions: how Ukrainian enterprises are reducing their dependency on Russian gas

27 April 2018
New modern equipment and the replacement of gas boilers has helped enterprises such as Nibulon and Uniplyt to save millions of dollars and cubic metres of gas annually. Ukraine remains one of the most energy consuming countries in the world. For many years, artificially low energy prices…
The power of numbers

The power of numbers

19 April 2018
Interview with IEA experts Claire Morel and Talya Vatman - EU4Energy Data Workshop Endless queues of cars and people with gas canisters in front of gasoline stations – that’s a well-known scene from the US of 1973, the peak of the oil crisis when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum…
A Helping Hand: EU Initiative to Improve Energy Efficiency and Money Saving

A Helping Hand: EU Initiative to Improve Energy Efficiency and Money Saving

16 March 2018
Increasing electricity bills in Ukraine has turned energy efficiency – previously a relatively unknown subject in the country – into a hot topic. Insulating buildings not only improves the quality of people's lives, but also helps them make substantial savings.   A number of programmes and…
How to make dreams come true: stories of successful Ukrainian women

How to make dreams come true: stories of successful Ukrainian women

07 March 2018
Cooperation between Ukraine and the EU has opened many opportunities for active citizens. Training courses, projects, fellowships and other activities are helping Ukrainians – particularly women – to realise their dreams and ideas.