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

October 15, 2018 EU4Energy: Energy Charter assists Belarus with public participation in energy sector On 10 October, the Energy Charter Secretariat, together with the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Belarus and the EU Delegation to Belarus, held a communication workshop on stakeholder consultation and inter-ministerial coordination in Minsk. Participants included officials from the Ministry of...
October 15, 2018 Moldova: EU-supported management plan of the Danube-Prut and Black Sea River Basin District approved On 3 October, the Government of the Republic of Moldova approved the very first River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) for the Danube-Prut and Black Sea River Basin District. The plan was initially developed with the support of the EU regional project “Transboundary River Basin Environmental Protection...
October 15, 2018 Georgia: EU-supported Local Action Groups of Keda and Khulo municipalities present Local Development Strategies On 12 October, the Keda and Khulo municipalities of Georgia hosted a presentation of their Local Development Strategies. The strategies have been recently developed by Local Action Groups (LAGs) supported by the EU through its European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD...
October 15, 2018 EU water management project helps improve ground water monitoring capacities in Eastern Neighbourhood countries The groundwater monitoring teams of the responsible institutions in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova are being trained in taking groundwater samples. The training seminars have been organised by the European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI...
October 12, 2018 Ukraine: European Higher Education Fair in Kyiv On 16 October, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv will host the country’s largest higher education exhibition, with participants including representatives from 35 countries from all over the world. The EU will present information about study programmes and scholarships available through its programmes and...
October 12, 2018 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,...
October 12, 2018 EU4Energy Initiative helps install solar panels on apartment blocks in Yerevan Solar panels are to be installed on the rooftops of 90 apartment blocks in the Armenian capital of Yerevan under the “EU4Yerevan Solar Community” programme. Implemented by the Yerevan Municipality, the programme is organised under the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors” programme. The solar panels will...
October 12, 2018 Georgia hosts annual conference on research and innovation for Eastern Neighbourhood On 1 October, the Georgian capital of Tbilisi hosted the annual conference of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Research and Innovation. The event gathered over 80 representatives from the EU and its six Eastern Partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine...
October 12, 2018 Nearly 500 Young European Ambassadors selected to continue connecting youth from the EU and its Eastern Partner countries Following an open call for applications, 479 ‘Young European Ambassadors’ (YEAs) have been appointed in the EU and its six Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). The YEAs were selected jointly by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project, the European...
October 11, 2018 EU4Energy: First sustainable energy week organised in Ukrainian town of Hnivan At the end of September, the first sustainable energy week was organised in the town of Hnivan in Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine. The week kicked off with a bicycle race, with over 200 participants of all ages taking part. Several activities also took place, including an exhibition of energy efficient products...
October 11, 2018 Georgia: EU helps bring ancient Caucasian saga to the stage in Georgian and Ossetian languages The Nart Sagas, one of the oldest series of epic tales from the Caucasus, have been brought back to life on stage by the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University of Georgia. A group of young actors performed the ancient stories of courage, friendship and love in the Georgian and Ossetian languages...
October 11, 2018 EU expert mission to consult Ukraine on implementation of legislation for accident investigation in road transport On 16–18 October, an expert from Lithuania will visit Ukraine to consult representatives from the country’s State Transport Safety Service on accident investigation in the road and urban transport sectors. The expert will aim to share expertise on all practical and technical requirements to implement...
October 11, 2018 Ukraine: Oleh Sentsov, illegally detained by Russia, among finalists for the 2018 Sakharov Prize Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director who is being illegally detained by Russia, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (President and political group leaders) will select the final laureate on 25 October. The prize...
October 10, 2018 Joint Declaration on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment...
October 10, 2018 EU National Institutes of Culture Cluster opens in Armenia At the beginning of October, the EU Delegation to Armenia opened the “European Union National Institutes of Culture” (EUNIC) Cluster at Byurakan Art Academy. The opening ceremony, held under the slogan of establishing trust and mutual understanding between Europe and different nationalities through culture...
October 10, 2018 EU helps launch Extended Producer Responsibility consultation process in Georgia Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach to waste management that is successfully implemented throughout Europe. With the EU’s support, there are plans for EPR to be implemented in Georgia too. The country’s national obligations under EPR were discussed at a meeting in Tbilisi on 9...