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

March 31, 2020 EU rejects elections in Nagorno–Karabakh On 31 March, the EU Spokesperson issued a statement that it does not recognise the constitutional and legal framework of the so-called 'presidential and parliamentary elections' in Nagorno–Karabakh. “This event cannot prejudice the determination of the future status of Nagorno–Karabakh or the outcome...
March 31, 2020 Public consultation on energy infrastructure projects now open The Energy Community Secretariat announced a public consultation on the energy infrastructure projects submitted by candidates from the ‘Project of Energy Community Interest’ and ‘Project of Mutual Interest’ calls. The public consultation is open for the following project categories: electricity, natural...
March 31, 2020 EU opens new mobile administrative service centres in eastern Ukraine On 30 march, the EU opened two more mobile administrative service centres (ASCs) in the region of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Funded by a joint project between the EU and the United Nations Development Programme, the ASCs will provide locals with quick and timely administrative services. The key aim...
March 30, 2020 EU modernisation project in Polack, Belarus, receives positive feedback from local residents The EU-funded project ‘PubLiCity’, implemented in the Belarusian city of Polack, published the results of its latest public opinion survey. More than 2,000 respondents gave positive feedback on the quality of the new public lighting in the city. Almost 60% of respondents think that street lighting in...
March 30, 2020 CONNECT University offers free online sessions on all things digital CONNECT University is offering a number of free online sessions on various topics in the digital field. The sessions are compiled in a playlist, which includes workshops by experts on cybersecurity, disinformation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, circular economy and...
March 30, 2020 EU issues statement on continuous human rights violations in eastern Ukraine On 27 March, the EU Spokesperson announced that according to the latest report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the practice of arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees in eastern Ukraine continues. The OHCHR report refers...
March 30, 2020 Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners As part of the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission stands by Eastern partner countries and has reallocated €140 million for the most immediate needs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. In addition, the Commission will also redirect...
March 27, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating " COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a blog...
March 26, 2020 European Commission approves additional support via Horizon 2020 to strengthen priorities, including coronavirus research The Commission has adopted an update of the 2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme to allocate increased funding to its priorities, including urgently needed research and innovation projects into the coronavirus. The update includes €47.5 million in funding for...
March 26, 2020 Energy and Climate Committee reviews progress on national climate commitments under Paris Agreement The fifth Energy and Climate Committee meeting was held on 25 March to discuss countries’ progress on updating their nationally determined contributions (NDC2) and integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). The event, which was attended by 70 participants, was held online in light of the recent...
March 26, 2020 EU keeps lookout for COVID-19 disinformation According to the EUvsDisinfo website, cases of disinformation related to coronavirus have been spotted for over 2 months now. EUvsDisinfo reports that as disinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, its narrative remains the same: the virus is man-made, and it is a weapon created...
March 26, 2020 EU supports Georgia in producing 40,000 medical gowns in response to COVID-19 A Georgian medical textile company produced 40,000 medical gowns in one week, after purchasing 12 additional sewing machines with support from the EU project ‘Clusters 4 Development’. With a total of 18 sewing machines, the company can now meet the high demand for surgical gowns in Georgia, and actively...
March 26, 2020 EU4Energy supports Georgia in ensuring uninterrupted gas supply for its citizens On 25 and 26 March, EU4Energy launched a technical assistance project to support Georgia in developing rules for appointing a gas supplier of last resort. The aim of the project is to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to customers whose original supplier has stopped providing services due to bankruptcy...
March 25, 2020 Ukraine: First country in Energy Community to implement Gas Capacity Allocation Network Code Ukraine is the first country in the Energy Community to implement the Capacity Allocation Network Code. Gas TSO of Ukraine LLC will start using the Polish GSA Platform to allocate gas capacities on the interconnection points on the Ukraine–Poland border. This is the result of the joint efforts of the...
March 25, 2020 European Endowment for Democracy launches 2019 Annual Report This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is launching its 2019 Annual Report online. This year’s report provides an overview of EED’s work during the past year, supporting activists, independent media and human rights defenders in the European neighbourhood and...
March 25, 2020 Human rights and democracy: a new Action Plan for new challenges Today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out the priorities and way ahead on Human rights and Democracy, adopting a Joint Communication and the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for 2020-2024. Further, they put forward a joint proposal to the Council to act by qualified...