A Helping Hand: EU Initiative to Improve Energy Efficiency and Money Saving

A Helping Hand: EU Initiative to Improve Energy Efficiency and Money Saving

16 March 2018
Increasing electricity bills in Ukraine has turned energy efficiency – previously a relatively unknown subject in the country – into a hot topic. Insulating buildings not only improves the quality of people's lives, but also helps them make substantial savings.   A number of programmes and…
Five women who are changing Belarus

Five women who are changing Belarus

08 March 2018
When the role of women in Belarusian society is discussed, the talks are often contentious. While some are convinced that everything is fine with women's rights, others believe that Belarus is only at the start of its journey towards gender equality, and that women are still subject to certain pre-…
The Ecobricheta experience: Moldova switches to green energy with EU support

The Ecobricheta experience: Moldova switches to green energy with EU support

08 March 2018
If a decade ago biofuel production in Moldova was an unknown sphere, today, thanks to the expertise and financial support of the European Union, it is a growing sector with great prospects. The company “Ecobricheta” SRL from the Bălţi municipality is proof of this, becoming a well-known biofuel…
How to make dreams come true: stories of successful Ukrainian women

How to make dreams come true: stories of successful Ukrainian women

07 March 2018
Cooperation between Ukraine and the EU has opened many opportunities for active citizens. Training courses, projects, fellowships and other activities are helping Ukrainians – particularly women – to realise their dreams and ideas.
How the EU is helping Moldovan women to change their country

How the EU is helping Moldovan women to change their country

06 March 2018
From working on soil protection or conducting civil society development training, to helping institutions become more publically visible or implementing a dream project in their home country… This article presents the stories of five women from the Republic of Moldova who were inspired, empowered,…
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…
EU boosts Armenian communities by opening doors for women

EU boosts Armenian communities by opening doors for women

04 March 2018
Gender inequality and stereotypes can make Armenian women reluctant to take part in new initiatives. Many are afraid that they will not get support from society and their families, and so they do not maximise their full potential. Thanks to the programmes and support offered by the European Union (…
Success stories: Women of Azerbaijan realise their dreams with the EU's support

Success stories: Women of Azerbaijan realise their dreams with the EU's support

02 March 2018
Famous Azerbaijani oil tycoon Zeynalabdin Tagiyev, who lived in the early 20th century, once said: "By educating a boy, you get one educated person. By educating a girl, you get an educated family."
Ashnak “green” village: How the EU is supporting Armenians to switch to renewable energy

Ashnak “green” village: How the EU is supporting Armenians to switch to renewable energy

12 February 2018
Heating is still one of the unsolved problems of Armenia. Some communities, especially in remote regions, do not have a gas supply. Moreover, even when they do, people avoid using gas because of the high price, which is not affordable for the majority of the population. The Armenian mountains make…
EU4Energy: Promoting capacity and expertise in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia

EU4Energy: Promoting capacity and expertise in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia

29 January 2018
Quality data and statistics are key to developing effective energy policies, as are knowledge sharing and dialogue. With funding from the European Union the International Energy Agency (IEA), a Paris-based intergovernmental organisation, is equipping governments in the Eastern Partner countries and…