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

December 13, 2019 Belarusian and Ukrainian teachers test the methods for creating rural tourism programmes On 7-8 December, representatives from Belarusian and Ukrainian schools gathered for a workshop on “Rural Tourism through the School Garden” at the Ecology and Health Centre in Krukaushchyna village near Smolevichi in the Minsk region, organised by the EU4Youth: “School Garden” for Agricultural Entrepreneurship...
December 12, 2019 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development helps Moldova to ensure energy independency for upcoming winter On 11 December in Chisinau, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Ion Chicu and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Matteo Patrone signed an agreement. Under the agreement, the EBRD provides financial support to Moldova...
December 12, 2019 The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people's health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. President Ursula von der Leyen said: ‘The...
December 12, 2019 EU supports criminal justice reform in Armenia On 12 December, Ekaterina Dorodnova, Charge d'Affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to Armenia delivered the opening remarks at the public discussion on the draft Criminal Code. The discussion was also attended by various stakeholders, including civil society and international organisations. Armenia’s Minister...
December 12, 2019 Ukraine: Odesa platform shows positive results with reduction of road hazards at black spots During the most recent meeting of the Odesa ‘Dialogue Platform on Road Traffic Accidents’ at the Odesa Field Office of the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine on 10 December, the mission reported substantial progress in addressing problems at three traffic ‘black spot’ locations in Odesa oblast that...
December 12, 2019 EU4Digital: eSkills network workshop in Tbilisi On 17-18 December, an eSkills network workshop will take place in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi within the framework of the EU4Digital initiative. The main goal of the seminar is to enable the Eastern partner countries to exchange insights and latest developments in the field of digital skills and...
December 12, 2019 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development supports development of grain storage infrastructure in Ukraine The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has allocated a loan of €10 million to Ukraine for the development of new energy efficient grain storage facilities. This will help Ukraine to secure the leading international position in grain exports, by regulating growing export rates and...
December 12, 2019 EU4Energy: Belarusian city of Hrodna commits to reduce CO2 emissions On 10 December 2019, in Hrodna, Belarus, the international initiative of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy signed an agreement with Hrodna Regional Executive Committee. Hrodna became the fourth regional capital to join the initiative and make a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...
December 12, 2019 Energy Efficiency Fund to help 15 Ukrainian cities become more energy-efficient On 9 December, the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, as well as 14 other cities in the Kharkiv region, signed an agreement to support the implementation of large-scale projects on comprehensive housing modernisation in Ukraine, in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Fund. A Memorandum of Understanding was...
December 12, 2019 EU4Youth SKYE club volunteer recognised as ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in Armenia On 5 December, the ‘EU4Youth – SAY YES Skills for Jobs’ project supported the organisation of an annual event held in recognition of the best volunteers of the year throughout the country. There were 9 nominations, and one of the leaders of the SKYE clubs formed with the ‘Say Yes’ project, Ms. Yeva Demirtchyan...
December 11, 2019 Georgian film receives ”Human Rights in Film Award 2019” at Tbilisi International Film Festival On 8 December, the Georgian capital Tbilisi hosted the "Human Rights in Film Award 2019" at the 20th Tbilisi International Film Festival. This was the third time the award was presented at the annual festival in Tbilisi. The winning film “Negative Numbers”, directed by Uta Beria, was chosen among seven...
December 11, 2019 Azerbaijan: EU training boosts AzScienceNet network service capabilities for research Staff at the AzScienceNet research network in Azerbaijan have received training under the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project, supporting the integration of the local scientific community with their peers in Europe. The series of trainings, which took place in October, focused...
December 11, 2019 Azerbaijan: EU provides laboratory equipment to detect industrial chemicals and pesticides in water On 10 December, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan and the EU opened the newly renovated laboratory centre of the National Environmental Monitoring Department in the country’s capital Baku. The EU, though its “European Union Water Initiative Plus for Eastern Partnership Countries...
December 11, 2019 Georgia: EU supports environmental protection and disaster risk reduction in Khulo municipality In November, the Georgian municipality of Khulo hosted a training session on environmental protection and disaster risk reduction. Supported by the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), the training programme was aimed at representatives from the natural disaster...
December 11, 2019 Romania to share experience on customs clearance of non-commercial goods and vehicles with Azerbaijan On 11–13 December, three experts from the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan will visit Romania. The aim of the visit is to familiarise the participants with EU experience and best practice on the registration, temporary importation/exportation and clearance of means of transport crossing the customs...
December 11, 2019 EU supports green finance in Georgia On 10 December, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched its new Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) programme in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Green Economy Financing Facility will be co-financed by the EBRD, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and Green Climate Fund. The launch...