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April 15, 2019 Role of fisheries in economic development discussed at conference in Georgia On 6 April, representatives of the fishing industry gathered in the Georgian capital of Batumi for a conference entitled “Fisheries for the Economic Development of the Country”. The participants included representatives from governmental and non-governmental organisations from Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey...
April 12, 2019 EU supports forum in Ukraine on communications for social and behavioural change On 30-31 May, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv will host ‘Forum on Communications for Social and Behavioural Change SHKALA’. The two-day event will focus on the best practice in communications for non-profit and public sectors, campaigns for social change and behaviour change interventions. The Forum agenda...
April 12, 2019 EU supports women entrepreneurship in Armenia On 11 April, Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Piotr Świtalski, opened the 5th Women’s Club established in the country with help of the EU-funded ‘Support to SME Development in Armenia’ (SMEDA) project. The project also helped establish the ‘WE Clubs’ platform - the leading module of the Women Entrepreneurship...
April 12, 2019 Ukrainian startup receives €1 million for green energy project SolarGaps – Solar Panel Window Blinds, a startup from Ukraine, has received an EU grant of €1 million in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme to develop its sustainable energy technology. The company has designed smart blinds with solar modules on their surface. It is estimated that 1m² of solar...
April 12, 2019 Five more companies receive grants for sustainable energy projects in Ukraine On 10 April, the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and non-governmental organisation Greencubator, announced the five winners of the final stage of the Climate Innovation Vouchers Programme. Each of these winners received funding...
April 11, 2019 Europe remains the world's biggest development donor – €74.4 billion in 2018 The European Union and its Member States continued to be the world's leading provider of official development assistance in 2018 and stepped up their efforts directed at developing countries. This was confirmed by the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) in their latest report on preliminary...
April 11, 2019 EU4Business: ProAID International Technical Assistance Coordination Portal launched in Ukraine On 4 April, the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development launched an official web portal for international technical assistance (ITA) coordination (ProAID) in Ukraine. The web resource contains full and updated information on current international assistance projects in Ukraine, their goals, donors...
April 11, 2019 EU4Business opportunity for Ukrainian designers of furniture, lighting and home décor Ukrainian interior designers are invited to apply for one of the five places on the Ukrainian stand at the ‘Maison and Objet’ fair in Paris, which will take place in September this year. The event is one of the largest and most renowned European interior design and decoration exhibitions. The selected...
April 11, 2019 Armenia: Bus stop in Dilijan becomes solar powered thanks to EU support A bus stop in Dilijan has been renovated and equipped with illustrations to raise energy-efficiency awareness, thanks to EU support. The bus stop also has a solar panel to provide power and mobile charging outlets that can be used for free by people waiting for their buses at the stop. Find out more...
April 11, 2019 Belarus: New energy efficient street lighting installed in Polack thanks to EU New energy efficient street lighting is being installed in Polack, Belarus, as part of the EU-financed initiative “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects”. Sergei Leichenko, a representative of the local authorities in Polack, said: “We will be the first town in Belarus with public lighting that...
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