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EU supports online learning for students in Azerbaijan during COVID-19 pandemic

04 December 2020
Students at the Inclusive Vocational Arts and Crafts Training Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan, can now resume their classes at home during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a new online course. The course includes 50 lessons developed by teachers at the Centre, including classes in woodwork, pottery,…
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Competitiveness, Social Fairness and Resilience: European Training Foundation webinar to focus on priorities for post-COVID-19 recovery

04 December 2020
The European Training Foundation (ETF) is holding an online event on 10-11 December on ‘Supporting Competitiveness, Social Fairness and Resilience’ in the post-COVID-19 recovery, with a focus on youth skills, employment and resilience. The two-day webinar is the ETF’s second online event dedicated…
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Report by International Energy Agency predicts energy efficiency slowdown

03 December 2020
A recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that the global progress on energy efficiency is set to slow further this year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This is expected to deepen the challenge of reaching international energy and climate goals, making stronger…
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Ukraine: EU project hosts meeting on developing and managing energy and climate projects

03 December 2020
The EU project ‘Covenant of Mayors East’ will hold an online meeting on internal municipal capacity to develop and manage energy and climate projects at community level. The event will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine, monetary…
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EU4Business provides financing to support small businesses in Moldova

03 December 2020
The EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are providing new financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Republic of Moldova. A €17.5 million loan to one of the country’s banks will offer much-needed access to finance to this critical business segment…
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Eastern partner countries discuss strategies for climate change adaption

03 December 2020
Around 100 government officials from the Eastern Neighbourhood region gathered online for the second regional workshop on climate adaptation plans and strategies on 26 November. Organised within the ‘EU4Climate’ initiative, the workshop highlighted best practices and presented efficient tools for…
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EU and EBRD help boost honey producer in Moldova

03 December 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has published a success story about a honey producer from Costești village in the Republic of Moldova, who has upgraded his business thanks to the EU4Business–EBRD Credit Line programme. Thanks to the programme, the manufacturer has…
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2020 EU prize for journalism in Georgia – deadline is approaching

03 December 2020
The submission deadline for the 2020 EU Prize For Journalism in Georgia is approaching on 15 December. The 2020 EU Prize for Journalism will be awarded in 7 categories covering print, online and broadcast media. The event will also include the European Union Monitoring Mission’s (EUMM) Special…
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Georgia: EU organises workshops on combating illicit trade in tobacco products

03 December 2020
Between 14 and 17 December, the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia will take part in two workshops on country’s accession to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The workshops will be conducted by experts from the European Commission, the…
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Ukraine: Young European Ambassadors organise poster competition to raise awareness of disinformation

02 December 2020
The Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) in Ukraine have announced a poster competition titled ‘No to disinformation’ to mark International Human Rights Day. Poster submissions should debunk a famous piece of fake news and should draw attention to the issue of disinformation. Participants should…