Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation

Territorial cooperation programmes open an opportunity for Eastern Partnership countries to identify and jointly address common challenges in their border regions towards sustainable economic and social development at local level.

EaPTC comprises four territorial cooperation programmes: Armenia – Georgia, Azerbaijan – Georgia, Belarus - Ukraine and Moldova - Ukraine. 

EaP Territorial Cooperation

Armenia: Shirak, Lori and Tavush regions (marzes)
Georgia: Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions
Azerbaijan: Ganja-Gazakh and Sheki-Zaqatala regions
Georgia: Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti regions
Belarus: Brest and Gomel Oblasts
Ukraine: Volyn, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, and Chernihiv Oblasts
Moldova: the whole country
Ukraine: Odesa, Vinnytsya, Chernivtsi Oblasts

Call for Proposals EU boosts Belarus – Ukraine territorial cooperation

Territorial cooperation partners from Belarus and Ukraine are invited to apply for the EU grants to jointly develop and implement cross-border projects in the bordering regions.


Call for Proposals EU boosts Azerbaijan – Georgia territorial cooperation

Territorial cooperation partners from Azerbaijan and Georgia are invited to apply for the EU grants to jointly develop and implement cross-border projects in the bordering regions.


Call for Proposals EU advances Moldova – Ukraine territorial cooperation

Territorial cooperation partners from Moldova and Ukraine are invited to apply for the EU grants to jointly develop and implement cross-border projects in the bordering regions.


Call for Proposals EU boosts Territorial Cooperation between Armenia and Georgia

Territorial cooperation partners from Armenia and Georgia are invited to seek EU grants to address common development challenges in the bordering regions

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EaPTC News & Events

March 17, 2019 The final conference of the project “Introducing environmentally friendly pest-control for bio-protection of agricultural crops in the border areas Azerbaijan (Sheki-Zagatala) and Georgia (Lagodekhi)” The final conference of the completed project called “Introducing environmentally friendly pest-control for bio-protection of agricultural crops in the border areas Azerbaijan (Sheki-Zagatala) and Georgia (Lagodekhi)” within the Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programmes was organized by...
February 25, 2019 Chernivtsi: “Through Sustainable Transport to Clean Environment” On February 6-8, 2019 a cross-border conference was held in Chernivtsi (Ukraine), organized by NGO “Bukovinian Agency for Regional Development” as the part of the project “Through Sustainable Transport to Clean Environment”.
December 1, 2018 The Final Conference of Safe Childhood Project takes place in Brest The Final Conference of Safe Childhood Project took place in the International Volunteer Young Firefighters Centre in Brest, Belarus, on 23-24 November 2018. Safe Childhood Project implemented within EaPTC Belarus-Ukraine Programme was implemented from 1 December 2017 to 1 December 2018. The project...
August 30, 2018 Cross-border Summer Camp and Small Rivers Festival were held in Pinsk district within Cross-border Water Inspectors Project More than 150 children and teachers from Pinsk (Belarus) and Lubeshiv (Ukraine) gathered in Kalavuravichy village in Pinsk district during Cross-border Summer Camp. There they were learning how to monitor small rivers, manage waste, use secondary materials, etc. Camp was held from August 16 till August...
March 30, 2018 A new chapter of cross-border cooperation between Azerbaijan and Georgia opened with the EU support On March 30, 2018, six Azerbaijani – Georgian cross-border projects, which received grants under the Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation (EaPTC) Programme, were officially launched in Tbilisi, Georgia. The representatives of Azerbaijani – Georgian bilateral partnerships gathered in Tbilisi Marriott...
March 25, 2018 Five years of cooperation: EaPTC Support Programme is looking for your feedback Dear Colleagues, Partners and Friends! The Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation (EaPTC) Support Programme is nearing completion. Therefore, it is time for us all to assess the five years we have spent together. We would like to hear your feedback about our cooperation under the Eastern Partnership...
March 23, 2018 Moldovan and Ukrainian educators studied new interactive methods and practices to work with young care leavers Practical seminar for specialists in non-formal education dedicated to introducing interactive methods in the educational process took place in Chisinau, Moldova, on 22-24 February, 2018. The event was organized by the Moldovan Branch of the Association “Amici dei Bambini” within the framework of the...
March 22, 2018 The EU provides 1.35 million euros for boosting cross-border cooperation between Azerbaijan and Georgia On March 30, 2018, the official launch of 6 Azerbaijani-Georgian cross-border projects, which received grants under the Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme (EaPTC), will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia. Representatives of the Joint Decision Making Committee (JDMC) of the Programme from...
March 21, 2018 Cross-border partnerships of Azerbaijan – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme will strengthen their project implementation capacities On March 29-30, 2018 Tbilisi (Georgia) will host training for six grant projects’ teams of Azerbaijan – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme. The event is organised by the EaPTC Support Programme to enhance capacities of the grantees in the course of implementing their projects...
March 20, 2018 EU helps schoolchildren from Ukraine and Belarus get actively involved in intercultural dialogue On March 6, 2018, Ukrainian schoolchildren from Volyn region performed a literary and musical composition “Lesya’s Fairy Tale” based on the works of Ukrainian poetess Lesya Ukrainka for their Belarusian age-mates. The concert took place in the Palace of Culture of the agricultural town of Divin, Kobrin...
February 15, 2018 EU-backed cross-border project helps find sustainable waste management solutions for Moldova and Ukraine On February 8, 2018, launching conference of the cross-border project "Step by Step Towards Separate Collection of the Solid Waste” brought together representatives of local authorities and public institutions, educational establishments, specialized entities responsible for waste management and agricultural...
February 13, 2018 The first international agrocluster in Ukraine will be created in Vinnytsia with the EU support Agrocluster "Dniester" is an international information and research platform that will be created in the framework of the joint Moldovan-Ukrainian grant project “Cross-border Network for Innovative Agriculture”. It is aimed at boosting cooperation between the main actors of agricultural sector in Vinnytsia...
February 5, 2018 Cross-border partners from Moldova and Ukraine strengthened their project implementation capacities On January 31 – February 1, 2018, Chisinau (Moldova) hosted a networking workshop for grant beneficiaries of the Moldova – Ukraine Territorial Cooperation Programme. It was organised by the EaPTC Support Programme to enhance capacities of the grantees in the course of implementing their projects.The...
February 2, 2018 Cross-border partners from Moldova and Ukraine to develop a new approach to promoting rural tourism On January 31st, 2018 Soroca municipality (Republic of Moldova) hosted a launching event dedicated to the new cross-border project "Rural tourism – a sure step to increase the cross-border cooperation between Soroca and Yampol". It is aimed at developing and promoting rural tourism in the neighbouring...
January 25, 2018 The EU grant will contribute to improving the efficiency of integrated water resources management of the Dnipro River To improve the research of water resources in the Dnipro basin and to expand cooperation between the involved organizations in Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus – these are the main tasks of a joint project of two countries entitled "Transboundary hydro-meteorological and environmental monitoring system...
January 24, 2018 Four-footed therapists: special rehabilitation methods for children are being developed in the border region of Ukraine and Belarus Canistherapy is one of the promising rehabilitation techniques, which is actively used in the cases of nervous disorders, mental illnesses, infantile cerebral paralysis, hypertension, depression, as well as in the process of adapting children and adults with autism and Down syndrome to the everyday life...

EaP News & Events

August 16, 2019 EU Advisory Mission express readiness to support customs reforms in Ukraine During his first official meeting with the Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine (SCS) Maksym Nefyodov this week, Head of EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) – Antti Hartikainen – addressed some of the changes needed to improve Ukraine’s customs practices. Antti Hartikainen handed over a human-resource...
August 14, 2019 Georgia: EU Monitoring Mission illustrates its mandate to local Armenian community in Samtskhe-Javakheti region On 9 August, Head of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia Erik Høeg visited Akhaltsikhe in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of the country. During the visit, Høeg met with representatives of local authorities as well as with civil society, and delivered a public lecture on the 11 years of continued...
August 14, 2019 Moldovan and Belarusian municipalities cooperate on business support infrastructure development, and implementation of local economic initiatives At the end of July, representatives of Gagauzia region of Moldova conducted a study visit aimed at exploring best practices on business support services provision in Belarus. Representatives visited three out of six regions of the country – Homieĺ, Slaŭharad, and Polack. The visit aimed at providing...
August 12, 2019 Joint statement by EU Commissioners Mimica, Thyssen, Navracsics, and Gabriel on the occasion of International Youth Day 2019 The European Commission joins the celebration of this year's International Youth Day, the theme of which is "Transforming Education", highlighting efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, Commissioner...
August 12, 2019 EU4Energy Governance project helps the energy sector reform in the Republic of Moldova Moldova took the first big step in adopting the new Law on Energy Efficiency that was prepared with the support of the EU4Energy Governance project. The country also received support in developing the building certification system, a step forward to finalising the work for full compliance of the Law...
August 12, 2019 The leading Ukrainian building material producer Unigran will become more energy efficient Unigran, Ukraine’s leading producer of granite aggregates, associated building materials and services, will receive an EBRD loan of up to €8.7 million for the acquisition of a new transport fleet, including railcars and trucks. Up to 70 new railcars as well as specialised trucks will be procured. Alongside...
August 9, 2019 Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples This year, as we mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we also honour the International Year of Indigenous Languages by celebrating the contributions of indigenous peoples to the world’s linguistic diversity. Language is the most direct expression of culture and what gives each...
August 9, 2019 Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood 'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and events,...
August 9, 2019 Poland to share experience on stress testing of banking system with the Republic of Moldova On 19–21 August, experts from the National Bank of Moldova (NBM), namely its Financial Stability Division, will visit Poland to learn about the country’s experience in stress testing banking systems. The visit programme will cover different aspects of risks considered in the new regulatory framework...
August 9, 2019 International Youth Day: OPEN Media Hub shares stories depicting lives of youth in European Neighbourhood To mark the International Youth Day on 12 August, the EU-supported OPEN Media Hub shared its “Being 20” series. The series includes stories produced by media professionals in the European Neighbourhood with support from the OPEN Media Hub. This media content, produced in the form of video stories, depicts...
August 9, 2019 EU4Energy Governance policy brief: How the new law on energy efficiency of buildings will benefit Georgian citizens The EU-funded EU4Energy Governance project is assisting Georgia with the adoption of a new draft law on energy performance in buildings, and in preparing a series of building regulations. The new law will ensure that buildings are more energy efficient and energy waste is reduced. As a result, citizens...
August 8, 2019 EU reaffirms support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on 11-year anniversary of conflict between Russia and Georgia On 7 August, the EU Delegation to Georgia issued a statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Georgia to mark the 11-year anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia. “Eleven years have passed since the August 2008 conflict between the Russian Federation and Georgia,” started the...
August 8, 2019 Georgia: How Batumi solved its water supply and sea pollution problems with EU support A new article on the EU Neighbours east website talks about how an EU-funded project helped ensure the rehabilitation of the water supply and partial rehabilitation of the sewage systems in the Georgian city of Batumi, the nearby town of Chakvi and surrounding territories. Funded through the EU’s Neighbourhood...
August 8, 2019 Ukraine: EU4Business forum on investment attractiveness for small and medium-sized businesses On 30 August, the west Ukrainian city of Lviv will host a forum on investment attractiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Organised as part of the EU4Business initiative, the event is aimed at representatives of manufacturing and service companies. The forum will be organised in the...
August 7, 2019 Ukraine: EU Advisory Mission helps enhance transparency of prosecution service This week, the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine donated audio-visual equipment to the country’s Qualification Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors (QDCP). The equipment will allow the commission to transmit its proceedings live through a dedicated YouTube channel, thereby facilitating open access...
August 7, 2019 EU-supported study finds regional cooperation vital for protecting Black Sea ecosystem Protecting the delicate Black Sea ecosystem was in focus on 5 August in the Port of Batumi in Georgia, as scientists on board the international research ship “Mare Nigrum” presented the results of their regular surveys on water quality and the state of marine biodiversity. The survey’s latest iteration...