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EU4Youth: social entrepreneurship training for disabled young Georgians now available online

20 October 2020
On 8 October, the EU4Youth ‘SEAG’ project carried out a training on social entrepreneurship aimed at young people with disabilities in Georgia. The training – which is now available online – helped participants improve their knowledge about social entrepreneurship and social enterprises. Young…
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EU experts to advise Armenian colleagues on environmental risk management

20 October 2020
From 29 October to 4 November, experts from Spain will meet online with representatives from Armenia’s Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body. The aim of the video conference is to provide guidance on strengthening the institution’s capacity on inspection and control in the area of…
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Nagorno–Karabakh conflict: EU welcomes joint announcement of humanitarian ceasefire by Armenia and Azerbaijan

20 October 2020
On 18 October, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said that the EU welcomed the joint announcement of a humanitarian ceasefire by Armenia and Azerbaijan, scheduled to start at midnight (local time) on 17 October. This announcement was made following the mediation efforts by the president of…
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EU deplores strikes on Azerbaijani city of Ganja

20 October 2020
On 17 October, the EU issued a statement deploring the strikes on the Azerbaijani city of Ganja, which took place the night before. The strikes resulted in loss civilian lives and many injured. “All targeting of civilians and civilian installations by either party must stop,” said the EU. The…
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EU4Youth event in Georgia to focus on youth opportunities

20 October 2020
Youth opportunities in Georgia will be the central theme of a two-day conference in Tbilisi organised by the EU4Youth programme on 21-22 October. The event is aimed at local, national and international stakeholders in youth policy. It seeks to raise awareness, share best practices and discuss new…
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Georgia: City of Batumi with new electric buses thanks to EU

20 October 2020
The city of Batumi is the first city in Georgia to have electric buses. The new public transport vehicles are in operation starting from today. The energy-efficient and green buses are adapted for people with disabilities, they are equipped with heating, air conditioning, a sound system and video…
Human Rights

Sanctions and Human Rights: towards a European framework to address human rights violations and abuses worldwide

20 October 2020
As announced by the President Ursula von der Leyen at the State of the European Union, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a Joint Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning implementation of restrictive…
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EU experts to share cash circulation experience with National Bank of Ukraine

19 October 2020
From 27 to 28 October, experts from Austria, Denmark and Spain will meet online with representatives from the National Bank of Ukraine to discuss topics related to delegated cash circulation. The mission aims to share best practices of central EU banks on outsourcing the storing and transiting of…
Tackling human trafficking

Tackling human trafficking: more urgent than ever in COVID times

19 October 2020
On EU anti-trafficking day in human beings (18 October), the European Union reaffirms its commitment to protect victims, support survivors and prosecute perpetrators of human trafficking. “As criminals continue to make huge profits from exploiting their victims, we need to increase our efforts in…
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Energy Efficiency Fund launches third edition of School for Project Managers in the field of energy

19 October 2020
The Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF) in Ukraine has announced a call for applications for the third edition of the School for Project Managers. The aim of the initiative is to help participants learn how to manage projects under the energy modernisation programmes implemented by the EEF in Ukraine. The…