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.
Women who change Ukraine: Svitlana Bovkun, the founder of "Kyiv Maker Faire"

Women who change Ukraine: Svitlana Bovkun, the founder of "Kyiv Maker Faire"

01 March 2019
Svitlana and her husband got the idea for a fair for people who create things with their hands when they visited the USA.
How can we teach Belarusian institutions to be more energy efficient?

How can we teach Belarusian institutions to be more energy efficient?

01 March 2019
Let us imagine a scenario: You get a new fridge. You know the exact figure – how much energy, in kilowatt-hours, the old refrigerator consumed  each year. With the new one, you can save, say, 200 kilowatt-hours per year, but it costs a little more than the previous one. By simple mathematical…
Natacha Kalfayan: If major employers do not come to Armenian regions, it does not mean there is nothing to do there

Natacha Kalfayan: If major employers do not come to Armenian regions, it does not mean there is nothing to do there

01 March 2019
Natacha Kalfayan moved from Lebanon to Armenia 12 years ago and is trying to prove through her daily work that it is not difficult to do business in Armenian regions. It’s just a matter of setting a goal and consistently moving towards it.
Lika Merabishvili – a Georgian woman who strives to promote cycling in Tbilisi with EU support

Lika Merabishvili – a Georgian woman who strives to promote cycling in Tbilisi with EU support

01 March 2019
In Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, the first steps are being made towards developing cycling infrastructure alongside the expansion of the automotive industry. Cycling activist Lika Merabishvili is striving to promote cycling in the city with the EU’s support.
Nadejda Chetraru: the woman who is helping improve Moldova’s disaster risk management

Nadejda Chetraru: the woman who is helping improve Moldova’s disaster risk management

28 February 2019
Nadejda Chetraru’s entire career since university has been linked to the Republic of Moldova's General Inspectorate of Emergency Situations.
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…