Belarusian journalists invited to participate in editorial contest

13 January 2017
Journalists in Belarus have been invited to send their articles and audiovisual recordings which tell stories of successful cooperation between Belarusian organisations and EU partners within EU-funded projects. The competition has been launched by the Delegation of the European Union in Belarus,…
Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood

13 January 2017
EU Neighbours East is kicking off the New Year with twenty-one new opportunities for you! A lot of events and trainings will be organised in 2017, including the 17th EU Study Days in Ukraine (Vinnytsia, Ukraine – February 2017), the learning programme “Youthful Europe” (Tbilisi, Georgia – March…

Ukrainian innovative start-up wins EU investment

13 January 2017
A Ukranian company which designs innovative solutions and services in microchip design automation has received a grant from the EU-funded Horizon 2020 programme. Start-up company Polyteda Cloud has become the first Ukrainian company to win in the program, after competing with 259 innovative…
Cover of Building bridges between Georgia and Armenia

Building bridges between Georgia and Armenia

12 January 2017
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan to Georgia to improve the cross-border bridge connecting Georgia with Armenia. The project is part of the EU’s Integrated Border Management regional initiative. It represents another step forward in the implementation…

Ukraine: Kharkiv to reduce CO2 emissions

12 January 2017
Representatives of Kharkiv City Council, in cooperation with the EU initiative Covenant of Mayors, will start working on a Sustainable Energy Action Plan for the city of Kharkiv in February. The aim of the programme is to cut CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030, by unifying all projects under a single…

Armenia: EU approves energy plan for Yerevan

12 January 2017
The municipality of Yerevan has received an official report of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), which has confirmed the approval of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for the city.   The report contains a number of recommendations related to the housing and transport…

Georgia to develop renewable sources of energy

11 January 2017
The EU, TBC Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are to work together to support the expansion of renewable sources of energy, through the construction of a hydropower plant (HPP) in northern Georgia. The project is in line with the strategic priorities of the…

EU call for proposals on support to community based initiatives in Azerbaijan

10 January 2017
The EU Delegation to Azerbaijan has launched a new grant call for proposals to support community based initiatives that generate market-driven income and employment in rural areas of Azerbaijan. The deadline for concept notes is 21 February.   The global objective of "Support to Community Based…

Moldova improves transparency of electricity procurement

10 January 2017
The Energy Community Secretariat and the Ministry of Economy of Moldova have finalised the Guidelines for the Annual Procurement of Electricity on 5 January. The Guidelines state that procurement of electricity in Moldova will be monitored by a ‘Group of Observers’ which will include Moldovan…

Belarusian civilians ask to support independent TV channel

10 January 2017
The Belarusian National Platform for the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) has voiced its concern over the cutting of funding for the independent television channel Belsat TV. Addressing the Polish government, which also intends to stop broadcasting in the Belarusian language, EaP…