Business Incubator Nisporeni helps beginner entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality with EU support

Business Incubator in Nisporeni helps beginner entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality with EU support

15 May 2019
The business incubator in the Moldovan town of Nisporeni is one of the largest in the country. Funded with EU support, it now hosts 36 entrepreneurs.
10th anniversary of the EU Eastern Partnership: what has changed for Azerbaijan?

10th anniversary of the EU Eastern Partnership: what has changed for Azerbaijan?

14 May 2019
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) programme for deepening and strengthening relations between the European Union and its six Eastern partner countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine – celebrates its 10th anniversary in May.
How to turn an idea into a successful business: stories from the Business Incubator Singerei

How to turn an idea into a successful business: stories from the Business Incubator Singerei

10 May 2019
The working atmosphere in the Business Incubator (BI) Sîngerei is felt right at the entrance. Behind every door is a fully functioning business with employees, modern equipment and an entrepreneur developing his or her idea.
EU promotes social entrepreneurship in Armenian provinces: a story from Shirak

EU promotes social entrepreneurship in Armenian provinces: a story from Shirak

10 May 2019
Social entrepreneurship is a relatively new phenomenon in Armenia. As recently as five or six years ago, few people knew about it. Despite the fact that there is still no legislation in place regulating it, social entrepreneurship is growing in Armenia.
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.
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…
‘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.
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…
Making cheese

From the cow to the consumer: EU helping Georgia with safer food standards

18 October 2016
With EU support, greater protection is being offered to Georgian consumers, with the adoption of European levels of food safety, animal health and plant protection standards. Our reporter travelled to the village of Uraveli, 220km southeast of the capital Tbilisi, an area famous for its cattle,…