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Armenia – Georgia territorial cooperation in action

June 6, 2016

For more than half a year, 10 cross border cooperation partnerships involving 33 organisations from Armenia and Georgia have been working together on the joint projects in the framework of the EU-funded Armenia – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme. On June 3, 2016 they presented their first results and achievements at the meeting of the Armenia – Georgia Joint Decision Making Committee (JDMC) in Dilijan.

The winners of Armenia – Georgia Call for Proposals started their activities in October 2015 with a view to strengthening cross border contacts between local authorities, communities and civil society organisations to find joint solutions to common social and economic development challenges in the bordering regions of both countries.

According to Mr. Alexei Sekarev, Team Leader of the EaPTC Support Programme, “the Territorial Cooperation Programme Armenia – Georgia promotes friendly relations between the people of the neighboring regions in such areas as agriculture, tourism development, business, environment, education, culture and sports”.

The projects implemented by the cross border cooperation teams are focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies; improvement of solid waste management; development of innovative cross-border touristic routes; natural resources conservation; civic education and youth employment. The EU contribution to the Armenia – Georgia territorial cooperation is 1.35 million EUR.

More information about the Armenia – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme, including the awarded projects, can be found at: http://eaptc.eu/en/program/view-armenia-georgia.html

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