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

Contact Database

Only for registered users
Register in the contact database to:
  • Have full access to database materials
  • Learn from best practices
  • Share knowledge and advice
  • Network with your peers in Programme region and the EU
  • Stay abreast of Programme developments

EaPTC News & Events

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...
January 23, 2018 EU-funded “Dnipro Ferry” project will link the museums of Gomel and Chernihiv regions by a tourist route “Dnipro Ferry” is a joint cross-border project of Belarus and Ukraine, one of the 18 awardees of the Belarus – Ukraine Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme.Full name of the project is “From small/local museum forms to broad cross-border cultural cooperation”. It aims to link the museums...
January 16, 2018 The European Union supports systemic changes for developing self-employment opportunities in the creative industry Teaching folk craftsmen to promote their products, providing them with the proper tools for interaction with the global platforms selling craft products, and initiating workshops for exchange of experience and folk crafts training in Ukraine and Belarus – these important tasks will be in the focus of...
December 22, 2017 Best season’s greetings from the EaPTC Support Programme Team! Dear Colleagues, Partners and Friends,Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018!May all the dreams come true and every day of your life be filled with bright and treasured moments, good cheer, new opportunities for personal and professional development and successful territorial cooperation projects!!...
December 18, 2017 Edinet and Chernivtsi cities are strengthening their efforts as to reduce the emissions of CO2 by introducing sustainable transport On December 14, 2017 Edinet City (Moldova) has held the kick-off event of the project “Through Sustainable Transport to Clean Environment”, funded by the European Union through Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programmes, Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Moldova-Ukraine. The event’s objective...

EaP News & Events

February 22, 2019 YES Armenia programme concludes as beneficiaries discuss its results On 30 January, the EU-funded YES Armenia programme officially concluded its work. Launched in December 2017, the programme offered 21 young professionals a unique opportunity and challenge to work in different ministries and government agencies to deliver tangible results. For 12 months, they developed...
February 22, 2019 UE Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules Member States have endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal to modernise the EU's common visa policy, adapting the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological developments...
February 22, 2019 Azerbaijan: Moving closer to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism On 21 February, emergency response and civil protection authorities and experts gathered in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku. They met to discuss the results of the EU-funded Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries (PPRD...
February 21, 2019 EU4Business: Ukrainian berry farmers take part in international trade fair in Germany Seven Ukrainian berry producers took part in the international FRUIT LOGISTICA 2019 exhibition in Germany in early February. FRUIT LOGISTICA is one of the largest European fresh market exhibitions, with 3,200 exhibitors from 90 countries and 78,000 visitors. Participation in the trade fair was organised...
February 21, 2019 Austria to share experience of safe operation and management of cableway installations with Georgia On 26-28 February, representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia will visit Austria to learn about the country’s experience in the installation and safe operation of cableways designed to carry persons. The aim of the study visit is to provide advice on the safe operation...
February 21, 2019 EU4Energy to support Georgia in reforming its wholesale electricity market On 14 February, Energy Community Secretariat experts, together with representatives of the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission, joined in the kick-off meeting on the preparation of market rules for operating the day-ahead and intraday power market in Georgia. The event was...
February 21, 2019 Armenia’s international community honours rights advocates On 20 February, the EU joined a number of international partners to honour individuals working to promote human rights, freedom of expression, diversity, democracy, transparency, legal reform and equal rights in Armenia. Ten awards were given to Armenians at the Universal Rights Awards Ceremony, in the...
February 21, 2019 EU4Energy: New methodology for calculating natural gas transmission tariffs in Georgia A second stakeholder workshop presenting the updated version of the proposed gas transmission tariff methodology and calculation tool took place on 20 February in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event was organised by the Energy Community Secretariat as part of the EU4Energy Governance Project. Representatives...
February 21, 2019 European Council President Donald Tusk visits Ukraine on fifth anniversary of dramatic Maidan events This week, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk was in Ukraine. Following official meetings, Tusk gave a speech at the country’s Parliament (Verkhovna Rada). “I have come to you on the fifth anniversary of the dramatic Maidan events, on the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity, to thank...
February 20, 2019 EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger visits Baku On 20 February, the EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, in charge of Budget and Human Resources, paid a one-day visit to Baku, Azerbaijan to attend the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council. In the framework of the visit, Commissioner Oettinger signed the Joint Declaration...
February 19, 2019 Georgia: Conference in Kutaisi highlights government and EU support for SMEs Last week, the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) hosted the Western Georgia Business Forum for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Organised in the Georgian city of Kutaisi, the event gathered up to 200 SMEs from western regions of Georgia. The event was opened by Nino Chikovani...
February 19, 2019 Student Essay Competition on the Future of the Eastern Partnership Students from the Eastern Partnership region have until 5 April to submit essays on the future of the Eastern Partnership as part of a competition announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania...
February 19, 2019 EU launches “Reinforcing the Child Welfare and Protection System in Georgia” project On 18 February, the EU announced the launch of a new initiative in Georgia aimed at reinforcing child welfare reform in the country and ensuring the provision of quality alternative care for children. This support will be provided within a new three-year EU-funded project entitled “Reinforcing the Child...
February 19, 2019 Belarusian students and activists to gather at cycling conference in Minsk On 23 February, cycling activists and students from across Belarus will gather in the country’s capital of Minsk for the Second Student Cycling Conference. The event’s agenda provides for a discussion on the challenges faced by student cyclists, the state of the cycling infrastructure in educational...
February 19, 2019 EU promotes accessible winter sports for children with disabilities in Armenia On 18 February, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, joined a group of children with disabilities to ski at the country’s Tsakhadzor ski resort. 10 children from the Shirak marz arrived in Tsakhadzor yesterday for a two-day skiing getaway, during which they were trained...
February 19, 2019 EU4Business project holds sectoral meetings on beekeeping, fruit growing and market gardening in Georgia Beekeeping, fruit growing and market gardening were the focus of a sectoral meetings organised last week in Georgia in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. Representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) from different regions of Georgia attended...