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

Solar panels on blinds: how a Ukrainian energy 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…
All is clear: How Belarus develops solar energy

All is clear: How Belarus develops solar energy

28 May 2018
In view of the upcoming EU Sustainable Energy Week, we are trying to find out how much solar energy Belarus produces and how the European Union supports solar energy in Belarus. According to some scientists, solar may become the main energy source within the next 20 years. Over the last ten years…
EU’s Green Energy Project helps fight poverty in Armenia

EU’s Green Energy Project helps fight poverty in Armenia

28 May 2018
Armenia is making its first steps in the field of green energy. If we consider the country’s geographical location and high levels of sunshine, solar energy in particular can be an excellent solution for local communities who still face problems with heating supply. Green energy is both less…
Plastic waste to be recycled into building materials for the first time in Armenia

Plastic waste to be recycled into building materials for the first time in Armenia

28 May 2018
Innovations in the contemporary world may make people’s daily lives more convenient, but they can also cause irreversible damage to nature.
Why green economy is so important for Belarus

Why green economy is so important for Belarus

23 May 2018
In Belarus, the country that suffered most from the effects of the Chornobyl disaster and is now struggling to undergo structural transformation of the economy, it is essential to ensure sustainable growth without increasing environmental risks.
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.
Handmade culture in Georgia: how traditional crafts are contributing to the economy

Handmade culture in Georgia: how traditional crafts are contributing to the economy

16 May 2018
Georgian folk craftsmen are transforming traditional crafts into a source of economic income with the support of an EU-financed project.
A tale of two Belarusian districts: As Slaǔharad looks to attract tourists, Ašmiany is working hard to retain them

A tale of two Belarusian districts: As Slaǔharad looks to attract tourists, Ašmiany is working hard to retain them

14 May 2018
Slaǔharad District cannot claim to be the most famous or successful district in Belarus. Indeed, the photographer with whom we are travelling to the southern-most part of Mahilioǔ Region admits that she has never even heard of such a district. Slaǔharad District has the tenth-lowest population (…
Moldova, former home to a Swedish King and motherland of mammoths: how culture helps the regions to develop

Moldova, former home to a Swedish King and motherland of mammoths: how culture helps the regions to develop

12 May 2018
In the European Union, 2018 has been designated the year of cultural heritage. Exhibits, conferences and seminars devoted to a new understanding of heritage as a process of discovering history and culture will take place around Europe. The Republic of Moldova also has a newfound appreciation for…
Creative development in small towns: Shamkir in Azerbaijan shows its potential through EU project

Creative development in small towns: Shamkir in Azerbaijan shows its potential through EU project

11 May 2018
Capitals and major cities are not the only places that can be cultural and touristic centres and be economically independent. Smaller towns also have this potential – the main thing is to see, and properly utilise, this potential.