EU support to socially disadvantaged babies in Kakheti

EU support to socially disadvantaged babies in Kakheti

03 December 2018
For 27-year-old Pato Imedashvili, from Omalo village, Akhmeta municipality, morning starts very early. There is a lot of work to do… She has five children, one of which she has to see off to school, two others to kindergarten. Seven-month-old Hamza is the youngest of the family members. Pato’s…
The free legal aid being made available to those who are less fortunate in Azerbaijan

The free legal aid being made available to those who are less fortunate in Azerbaijan

30 November 2018
Her ex-husband does not pay child maintenance and refuses to give his permission for their child to be taken abroad for medical treatment. Meanwhile, her pensioner mother has a severe disability but does not receive adequate benefits.
Armenian Gyumri becomes inclusive thanks to EU support: the perspectives of the new bakery and coffee shop for people with disabilities

Armenian Gyumri becomes inclusive thanks to EU support: the prospects for the new bakery and coffee shop for people with disabilities

29 November 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 work. 
A ramp, a social taxi and a new apartment: How the lives of seriously ill children are changing

A ramp, a social taxi and a new apartment: How the lives of seriously ill children are changing

19 November 2018
An EU-financed project implemented by the Belarusian Children's Hospice and British NGO HealthProm aims to create an advocacy system for families who have seriously ill children.
Stop energy losses: Enguri Hydropower Plant undergoes rehabilitation with EU support

Stop energy losses: Enguri Hydropower Plant undergoes rehabilitation with EU support

16 November 2018
Georgia’s Enguri Hydropower Plant is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the South Caucasus. Experts assess that Georgia uses 11,9 billion kWh of energy a year. Established in the 1970s, the Enguri Hydropower Plant, together with the nearby Vardnili plant, produces up to 4 billion kWh of…
Belarus: How an EU-supported project is changing the lives of children with special needs in Navapolack

Belarus: How an EU-supported project is changing the lives of children with special needs in Navapolack

06 November 2018
On 1 September, Navapolack school № 8 opened its doors for the new school year. At the school, known as “school № 8”, an inclusive environment continues to be created thanks to a joint project between the EU and the Navapolack City Executive Committee.
Transparent energy: Why do Moldova and Ukraine want to integrate their electricity markets?

Transparent energy: Why do Moldova and Ukraine want to integrate their electricity markets?

24 October 2018
Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova intend to create a single, integrated energy market. This will allow electricity to be bought and sold by all companies in the region according to the same rules, increase competition and transparency, and benefit consumers through competitive prices. Currently,…
Azerbaijan is developing its Energy Strategy and Law on Energy efficiency: but what do they mean for the country?

Azerbaijan is developing its Energy Strategy and Law on Energy efficiency: but what do they mean for the country?

23 October 2018
Azerbaijan, whose oil and gas sector is the backbone of the country's economy, has set a target to improve the efficiency with which it uses its energy resources. Lately, the notion that a rational use of natural resources is the key to stable economic development has gained in popularity, and the…
How green energy illuminates the Belarusian city of Polack

How green energy illuminates the Belarusian city of Polack

10 October 2018
What do the Belarusian city of Polack and the French city of Lyon have in common? And how are local residents changing their regions in Belarus? Read on to find out. The European Union and Belarus are currently implementing four joint energy projects, with a total budget of over €3 million. With…
Eco-friendly and affordable: Armenia starts to use synthesis gas

Eco-friendly and affordable energy: Armenia starts to use synthesis gas

17 September 2018
Heating is an important problem in Armenia, as it does not have natural gas and oil reserves. Although the South Caucasian country produces nuclear energy, the main source of the energy used to heat the country is natural gas, despite the fact that it is neither affordable nor environmentally…