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Ukrainian film director and former Russia’s political prisoner received Sakharov Prize

26 November 2019
On 26 November, Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director from Crimea who was imprisoned political activism received his 2018 Sakharov Prize at an awards ceremony hosted by the European Parliament. Until recently, Sentsov was serving a 20 year prison sentence in Russia for “plotting terrorist acts…
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Eastern Partnership Investment Summit in London: Time ripe for more international investment in the region

25 November 2019
On 22 November, the inaugural Eastern Partnership (EaP) Investment Summit took place in London, UK. Organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the summit brought together political leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine…
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European Investment Bank supports energy efficiency and small businesses in Belarus

25 November 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently signed three loans supporting projects in Belarus. A €90 million loan, provided under the European Union’s EU4Energy Programme, has been agreed to support investment in biomass-based heat generators and the upgrade of district heating systems. It will…
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Azerbaijan joins Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership

25 November 2019
Azerbaijan has further strengthened its cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) by joining Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). Azerbaijan’s first E5P contribution of USD $2 million means that the country is now eligible to receive…
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Moldova: Young European Ambassadors present EU-funded opportunities to pupils from Strășeni district

25 November 2019
On 22 November, 11 Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from the Republic of Moldova visited the village of Lozova, Strășeni district, to talk to local youth about the opportunities available to them through various EU programmes, projects and initiatives. The event was organised in a ‘speed dating’…
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Stop violence against women: Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

25 November 2019
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative Federica Mogherini issued the following statement: “Violence against women and girls is violence against the whole humankind, and should have no place in…
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YOU Platform to take forward the research recommendations on YOUTH issues in Armenia

22 November 2019
Five research works on youth issues were presented during a meeting of the ‘YOU Platform’ meeting organised by EU4Youth in Yerevan on 14 November. YOU (Youth Organisations Union) is an open platform, which aims to build partnerships among state, local self-governing bodies, non-governmental…
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Belarus: first winners of grant competition for launching business

22 November 2019
The first two winners of an EU4Youth grant competition for the best business ideas were announced in the Belarusian capital Minsk on 19 November. Olga Kolyago and Milana Leonovich both graduated In November from the first entrepreneurial skills training course, conducted by specialists of the…
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EU4Youth: empowering young people through regional youth clubs in Georgia

22 November 2019
As part of the EU-funded ‘SAY YES Skills for Jobs’ project, World Vision Georgia is expanding the number of youth clubs around the country to promote the development of knowledge and skills among young people living in the regions. In the course of November, new clubs were opened in Samegrelo and…
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EU and partners launch Gender-Based Municipal Academy in Azerbaijan to support female leaders in decision-making processes

22 November 2019
On 22 November, the EU, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Azerbaijan’s State Committee on Family, Women and Child Affairs launched the Gender-Based Municipal Academy in the country’s capital Baku. The academy is a non-formal education platform for women to increase their…