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

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 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...
December 15, 2017 Preserving traditions: EU supports promotion of handicrafts in Belarus The cross-border Belarusian-Ukrainian project “Development of traditional crafts as a driver for SME and self-employment enhancement in the near-border communities” was launched in late November 2017. The new project will start its activities with the development of a craftsmen database, which will include...
December 13, 2017 EU funded cross-border project helps develop basic life skills and social responsibility of Moldovan and Ukrainian youth Moldovan and Ukrainian partners on both sides of the border officially launched the joint grant project “Facilitation of people-to-people links in social, cultural and educational sphere with focus on young care leavers from Republic of Moldova and Chernivtsi region” on November 30, 2017. The first meeting...
November 29, 2017 18 Belarus – Ukraine teams signed grant contracts and received EU funding for implementing joint projects The leaders and partners of 18 cross-border partnerships gathered in Kyiv (Pushcha-Vodytsia) on November 29, 2017 to take part in the ceremony of signing the grant contracts within the framework of the EU-funded Belarus – Ukraine Territorial Cooperation Programme. The event was jointly organised by the...
November 27, 2017 Belarus – Ukraine territorial cooperation grant projects get underway Training for the cross-border teams implementing joint projects under Belarus – Ukraine Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme starts today in Pushcha-Vodytsia (Kyiv), Ukraine, and will last untill December 1, 2017. Being conducted in two stages, the event will be highlighted by the Grant...
November 15, 2017 Cross-border partnerships of Azerbaijan – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme trained in project management On November 13-15, 2017, stakeholders and partners of Azerbaijan – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme gathered in Kachreti, Georgia, to take part in the training dedicated to project management and implementation. Participants improved their knowledge and gained new practical...
July 12, 2017 EaPTC Communication experts met to discuss future EaPTC activities for 2017 On July 11-12, 2017 experts of the EaPTC Support Programme held a working meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. As part of the discussion, participants coordinated further capacity building and communication activities and agreed on the action plans within the three territorial cooperation programmes: Azerbaijan...
June 30, 2017 Small steps to big dreams: Armenian – Georgian cross-border projects completed “BRIDGING PEOPLE & COUNTRIES” – the brochure under this title summarizing successful achievements of the nine joint Armenian – Georgian cross-border projects was published and presented at the Closing Conference of the Armenia – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme in Gyumri (Armenia) on June 16...

EaP News & Events

February 16, 2018 EU4Energy: Ukrainian town of Sumy to improve energy efficiency of public schools and kindergartens The project “Increasing the energy efficiency of educational institutions”, proposed by the Ukrainian town of Sumy, has been selected by the EU to be financed as part of the second round of Covenant of Mayors Demonstration Projects. The project, which will be implemented over the course of the next 30...
February 16, 2018 EU reports on the results of project to support sustainable tourism development in Belarus On 14 February, the EU Delegation to Belarus, together with the country’s Ministry of Sports and Tourism, presented the results of the EU-supported project "Support Sustainable Tourism Development in Belarus". The two-year project aimed to promote and provide technical assistance to the tourism industry...
February 16, 2018 EU mission donates equipment to support intelligence-led policing and fight against cybercrime in Ukraine The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine this week donated equipment to two departments of the National Police of Ukraine (NPU). These donations aimed at strengthening the capacity of police units investigating serious crimes. The first donation, made to the Cyber-Police Department of the NPU...
February 16, 2018 Reforming Ukraine’s Energy Sector: new analysis on progress achieved According to an analytical article published by Carnegie Europe, Ukraine has intensified its energy reform efforts, partly due to the country’s accession to the Energy Community in 2011. Nonetheless, the reforms remain unfinished. The authors of the article underline that renewable energy sources (RES...
February 16, 2018 More than two hundred public buildings in Moldova now heated with renewable energy thanks to EU project Over 200 public institutions in Moldova, including schools and kindergartens, have been connected to biomass heating systems thanks to the assistance of the EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project. “The children are not getting sick so often anymore. We have warm water heated by solar energy and comfortable...
February 16, 2018 Commissioner Hahn: EU remains committed to pursuing political association and economic integration with Moldova On 14 February, the EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Tudor Ulianovschi, in Brussels. At the briefing following the meeting, Commissioner Hahn said...
February 16, 2018 EU supports improvement of rural tourism in cross-border areas of Ukraine and Moldova A new project supported through the EU-funded Moldova-Ukraine Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation (EaP TC) programme and recently launched in the Soroca municipality of the Republic of Moldova will work to improve rural tourism in cross-border regions of the two countries. The "Rural tourism...
February 15, 2018 Protection of journalists in Ukraine in focus at new EU-supported event The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine teamed up this week with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to address the issue of protection of journalists in Ukraine. The event brought together 25 representatives from Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs...
February 15, 2018 Georgia: National Women’s Business Forum to take place in Batumi on 8 March The Georgian city of Batumi on 8 March will host this year’s National Women’s Business Forum, with the support of EU4Business. It will gather women entrepreneurs from all regions of the country, public, private and civil society organisations that support women’s entrepreneurship in Georgia, and national...
February 15, 2018 Georgian civil society organisations and local authorities learn about applying for EU funding On 13-14 February, the Georgian capital Tbilisi hosted the first training seminar for the country’s civil society organisations and local authorities on drafting grant applications. The event was organised by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility at the request of the Delegation of...
February 15, 2018 EU project helps Ukraine to begin electricity market reform Over the past two years, an EU-financed twinning project offered support to the National Commission for State Energy and Public Utilities Regulation (NEURC) of Ukraine in the process of electricity market reform. The EU project, which concluded on 15 January 2018, aimed to assist with the implementation...
February 15, 2018 Belarusian towns learn how to improve energy efficiency of buildings thanks to EU support A training dedicated to energy efficiency technologies for buildings and heating systems was held on 8-9 February in Minsk for the Belarusian towns which are signatories of the Covenant of Mayors East. The event was organised by the EU-supported “Strengthening the Covenant of Mayors movement in Belarus...
February 14, 2018 Belarus: Light Festival to take place in Polack for the first time with EU support The Belarusian town of Polack will hold its Light Festival for the first time this autumn thanks to support from the EU-funded “PubLiCity” project. Light installations will be installed in streets in the city centre and night city tours, workshops, flash mobs and contests will also take place during...
February 14, 2018 Combining science and technology: opportunity for researchers in Eastern Neighbourhood Researchers from the EU’s Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) are invited to submit their proposals in response to the Call for Participations recently announced by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaP Connect) project. The...
February 14, 2018 Apply now: Training opportunity for online media in Belarus Journalists working for online media in Belarus are invited to take part in an advanced training course on innovation in storytelling, organised by the EU-funded Open Media Hub project. The course will take place between 20 and 22 February in the Belarusian capital of Minsk and will focus on new formats...
February 14, 2018 EU supports creation of e-tools to assist better governance in Armenia Last week, the Ministry of Justice of Armenia presented two new e-tools developed with EU assistance. These tools should help the country’s citizens, organisations and other stakeholders to send and receive quicker responses to questions and complaints they send to state institutions. According to the...