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…
Sustainable energy in action: How Zhovkva cuts down on gas consumption and saves money

Sustainable energy in action: How Zhovkva cuts down on gas consumption and saves money

30 May 2019
Renewable energy sources are helping the town of Zhovkva in Ukraine to save energy and thousands of hryvnias per year. All of this is the result of a project that was implemented within the framework of the EU’s EU4Energy programme. 14,000 people live in Zhovkva. For seven years, the town has been…
Energy-efficient modern street lighting in Ocnița and Cantemir thanks to EU support

Energy-efficient modern street lighting in Ocnița and Cantemir thanks to EU support

30 May 2019
Street lighting can be easily managed and made energy-efficient. This is being proven by Ocnița and Cantemir, the first two cities in the Republic of Moldova where smart, street lighting control technology has been installed. The installations are part of the EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors –…
Shilda Winery: Energy Efficient Winery in Georgia

Shilda Winery: Energy Efficient Winery in Georgia

30 May 2019
Shilda Winery has been operating from Shilda Village, in the Kakheti region of Georgia, for five years. The winery processes 2,000 tonnes of grapes each season, and produces approximately 1.4 million bottles of wine across 25 varieties. By equipping itself with energy efficient technologies, the…
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…
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…
Ukraine: How to keep visa-free travel to the EU and what to do with rejections on the border

Ukraine: How to keep visa-free travel to the EU and what to do with rejections on the border

03 May 2019
In the last two years the visa-free travel regime between Ukraine and the European Union has become not only comfortable, but also customary. The number of issued biometric passports has already exceeded 12 million!
The Black Sea is contaminated with plastic – but how can we reduce the damage?

The Black Sea is contaminated with plastic – but how can we reduce the damage?

30 April 2019
Every hour, each of the rivers flowing into the Black Sea brings between 6 and 50 pieces of litter into the sea.
How Georgia aims to improve its energy sector through cross-border trade and energy-efficiency policies

How Georgia aims to improve its energy sector through cross-border trade and energy-efficiency policies

08 April 2019
How can Georgia increase its energy security, keeping in mind the seasonal imbalance the country faces in terms of electricity production? What are some of the best technologies and global practices in overcoming low energy efficiency in buildings, which is one of the leading causes of energy…