Five women who are changing Belarus

Five women who are changing Belarus

08 March 2018
When the role of women in Belarusian society is discussed, the talks are often contentious. While some are convinced that everything is fine with women's rights, others believe that Belarus is only at the start of its journey towards gender equality, and that women are still subject to certain pre-…
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.
How the EU is helping Moldovan women to change their country

How the EU is helping Moldovan women to change their country

06 March 2018
From working on soil protection or conducting civil society development training, to helping institutions become more publically visible or implementing a dream project in their home country… This article presents the stories of five women from the Republic of Moldova who were inspired, empowered,…
The EU and Georgia: helping women to succeed

The EU and Georgia: helping women to succeed

05 March 2018
The EU closely cooperates with Georgia to assist progress towards reforms that will help to strengthen the country and improve the living conditions for its citizens. Gender equality is at the heart of this cooperation. Supporting women’s initiatives in different areas, promoting a fair society…
EU boosts Armenian communities by opening doors for women

EU boosts Armenian communities by opening doors for women

04 March 2018
Gender inequality and stereotypes can make Armenian women reluctant to take part in new initiatives. Many are afraid that they will not get support from society and their families, and so they do not maximise their full potential. Thanks to the programmes and support offered by the European Union (…
With EU4Business help, Georgian companies expand their businesses

With EU4Business help, Georgian companies expand their businesses

27 October 2017
Most businesses in Georgia are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), accounting for 94% of businesses and 43% of all jobs. Yet they contribute only 18% to the country’s GDP, meaning there is significant room for growth if ways are found to unlock and tap into their potential.
From innovation to social entrepreneurs: how EU4Business helps SME development in Armenia and how the country’s entrepreneurs respond

From innovation to social entrepreneurs: how EU4Business helps SME development in Armenia and how the country’s entrepreneurs respond

25 October 2017
Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Armenia feel that their main problems start at their own borders, with the taxes and customs regulations applied by the Armenian authorities. However, few of them raise these issues, as most entrepreneurs are concerned about confidentiality and the…
‘You have seen my fall, now watch my rise’ – Moldovan wine industry rises from the ashes

‘You have seen my fall, now watch my rise’ – Moldovan wine industry rises from the ashes

24 October 2017
“What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” This quote describes perfectly the wine industry of the Republic of Moldova, which slowly but surely has found the strength to recover after the Russian Federation’s embargoes, imposed first in 2006 and then in 2013.
An alternative to emigration: is it realistic to get students with European degrees to come back to Ukraine?

An alternative to emigration: is it realistic to get students with European degrees to come back to Ukraine?

15 March 2017
These days, European students and researchers have been celebrating a special anniversary – 30 years of the EU’s Erasmus programme, which has given generations of students the opportunity to study at foreign universities. Over the last decade, this programme has been accessible to Ukrainians as…
People enjoying mountain pasture

Clima East: Saving mountain pastures in Azerbaijan

24 October 2016
Uncontrolled grazing is leading to soil degradation and desertification in the mountains of north-western Azerbaijan, and soon the pastures on which local farms are so dependent will have disappeared. Now, the EU-funded Clima East project has linked up with local communities to stop the soil…