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 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

June 22, 2018 EU agriculture development programmes in Georgia and the Republic of Moldova exchange experiences On 21 June, a delegation from the Republic of Moldova visited Georgia to share experiences from the projects funded through the EU’s European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). During the two-day visit, the Ministries of Environmental Protection and Agriculture from...
June 22, 2018 EU project helps to launch national transport strategy in Ukraine On 21 June, Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure, in partnership with the EU project Support to the Implementation of the Association Agreement and of the National Strategy of the Transport Sector in Ukraine (AASISTS), officially launched the country’s national transport strategy "Drive Ukraine". The...
June 22, 2018 EU Monitoring Mission briefs OSCE on breakaway regions in Georgia On 20 June, a delegation of ambassadors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) visited the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM). They were welcomed to the field office in Mtskheta by the Deputy Head of Mission, Kate Fearon and the Acting Head of Field Office Mtskheta...
June 22, 2018 United Kingdom to share experience on extended producer responsibility with Moldova Representatives from the Republic of Moldova’s Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment will visit the United Kingdom on 25-28 June. The purpose of the visit is to learn from the experience of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) with overseeing the extended producer...
June 21, 2018 Climate Diplomacy Week: EU steps up international cooperation on climate change Climate Diplomacy Week is a time, where EU Delegations around the world reach out to communities and partner organisations, highlighting positive global action and collaboration on climate change. This year, governments and stakeholders from all over the world are getting together to assess how far we...
June 21, 2018 Belarus: EU supports opening of a site for collecting electronic and electrical waste from individuals On 19 June, a new electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) collection site was opened in Marjina Horka in the Puchavičy District of Belarus. The facility, established with EU support, will make the town’s e-waste collection system more convenient for the community. Now, local residents can take their...
June 21, 2018 Commissioners Hahn and Gabriel participate in the Eastern Partnership Informal Dialogue in Belarus Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel are in Belarus to participate in the 10th Eastern Partnership Informal Partnership Dialogue held in the country’s capital on 21-22 June. Cooperation...
June 21, 2018 First Partnership Council meeting between EU and Armenia takes place in Brussels On 21 June, the EU and Armenia held the first meeting of the Partnership Council under the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA), which was signed on 24 November 2017 and entered into provisional operation on 1 June 2018. The Council is the highest body established under...
June 21, 2018 EU-funded project awards innovative students supporting social enterprises in Georgia On 15 June, the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) held an award ceremony for the winners of its annual “Students in Support of Social Enterprises” competition. The competition was organised within the framework of the EU-funded “Social Entrepreneurship – Innovative Approach...
June 20, 2018 Georgian farmers discuss opportunities and challenges of the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Around 50 farmers from all over Georgia met in the country’s capital of Tbilisi on 15 June to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the country’s food and agriculture sector as a result of the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). The event was an opportunity to meet with...
June 20, 2018 EU and Moldova hold annual Human Rights Dialogue On 19 June, the EU and the Republic of Moldova held the ninth round of their annual Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels. Following up on developments since the last meeting in June 2017, the discussions covered a wide range of issues, including the country’s electoral framework, pluralism of the media...
June 20, 2018 Energy efficient street lighting introduced in Moldovan towns thanks to EU The Moldovan towns of Ocnita and Cantemir have switched to energy efficient street lighting thanks to the EU-financed “Green light Moldova” project, implemented as part of the “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme. 235 street lamps have been replaced with energy efficient lamps in Ocnita...
June 20, 2018 #EU4Energy photo competition – winning pictures! The winner of the #EU4Energy photo competition “Sustainable energy around you” is Ioseb Dzamukashvili from Georgia. The winning picture shows Ioseb and his friends in the countryside in Georgia with wind turbines producing green energy in the background. “We should not spoil the planet to produce energy...
June 20, 2018 EU Sustainable Energy Week celebrated in the Ukrainian town of Myrhorod Owners of apartment blocks in the Ukrainian town of Myrhorod recently learned how to become more energy efficient through a public discussion organised as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). EUSEW, which is taking place in Myrhorod from 11 to 28 June, includes energy efficiency masterclasses...
June 19, 2018 EU Advisory Mission proposes new concept to coordinate the fight against organised crime in Ukraine A new way to coordinate the fight against organised crime in Ukraine was proposed during a roundtable on 14-15 June at the Kyiv Regional Public Prosecutors Office. The discussion was supported by the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) and the British Embassy to Ukraine. The ten law enforcement agencies...
June 19, 2018 Belarus: Nuclear risk and safety assessment to be presented in July in Brussels On 3 July, the results of the ‘National Report on Stress Tests for the Belarus Nuclear Power Plant’ will be presented to the public in Brussels. The report was produced on the peer review request from the Belarusian Ministry for Emergency Situations (MES), which was submitted in October 2017 to the Directorate...