Karyna Litvinova: promoting the idea of electronic democracy for every community in Ukraine

Karyna Litvinova: promoting the idea of electronic democracy for every community in Ukraine

26 February 2019
Karyna Litvinova is a fellow of the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme. She is a member of the E-Democracy Support Group the 'Reanimation Package of Reforms' and a co-author of an online course on digital social activism. Karyna is also the editor-in-chief of the…
Energy security in focus: Why having accurate energy data is important for Moldova

Energy security in focus: Why having accurate energy data is important for Moldova

25 February 2019
Each year, biofuel production increases in the Republic of Moldova; however, the country still remains import-dependent in terms of gas and electricity. The consumption of petroleum products in the transport sector is also increasing, which further increases import dependence. This energy balance…
Azerbaijan's first steps in energy efficiency: motivations, difficulties and prospects

Azerbaijan's first steps in energy efficiency: motivations, difficulties and prospects

17 January 2019
Azerbaijan does not have any problem with energy resources; the country fully satisfies domestic demand through the production of oil and gas. Azerbaijan is a country with one of the highest indicators of energy self-sufficiency, as its energy production is four times higher than the domestic…
Cheaper and more reliable energy: How the EU helps Ukraine to improve its energy infrastructure

Cheaper and more reliable energy: How the EU helps Ukraine to improve its energy infrastructure

17 January 2019
How are the effectiveness of the energy sector and well-being of the country's residents connected? And how does the European Union help Ukraine to become non-volatile and energy efficient? Energy Community experts discussed these and other issues at a recent seminar on the improvement of energy…
Energy reforms: the challenge for Ukraine’s gas market

Energy reforms: the challenge for Ukraine’s gas market

19 December 2018
How and why the process of separating the gas transportation system in Ukraine is being slowed down. Representatives of the West are increasingly complaining that reforms in the Ukrainian gas sector, after having made a good start after the Maidan revolution, have been stalled for too long. The…
New gas regulations to come in once Georgia complies with EU energy legislation

New gas regulations to come in once Georgia complies with EU energy legislation

11 December 2018
Georgia is getting ready to reform its gas market by putting in new energy legislation. The demand for natural gas is increasing each year and Georgia’s gas contracts are expiring. Geopolitics make Georgia’s energy security even more vulnerable, given that the country doesn’t have enough local gas…
Fleeing from war and starting a business: Stories of internally displaced persons who founded their businesses with EU support - part II

Fleeing from war and starting a business: Stories of internally displaced persons who founded their businesses with EU support - part II

07 December 2018
On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the Declaration celebrates its 70th anniversary. Among the fundamental rights claimed in the Declaration is the right to an adequate standard of living.
Fleeing from war and starting a business: Stories of internally displaced persons who founded their businesses with EU support - part I

Fleeing from war and starting a business: Stories of internally displaced persons who founded their businesses with EU support - part I

05 December 2018
What difficulties people, who were forced to leave their own homes due to hostilities, encountered? Where they found strength to open their own businesses and how EU helped them? On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year,…
“When she was born, nobody explained anything”. How mobile teams help families that have members with special needs in Moldova

“When she was born, nobody explained anything”. How mobile teams help families that have members with special needs in Moldova

03 December 2018
A little over a year ago, a new social service called “on wheels” appeared in the Republic of Moldova. The idea behind the service is that mobile teams consisting of psychologists, kinetotherapists and social workers visit families that have members with special needs and help them to solve their…