Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation (EaPTC)

Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation

Overall Objective:

  • sustainable territorial cooperation between border regions to benefit their social and economic development.

Specific objective:

  • strengthening cross-border contacts between local authorities, communities and civil society organisations for the development of joint solutions to common social and economic challenges.


EaPTC programmes address issues of local\regional development in the eligible areas. The main stakeholders are state and non-state institutions with a capacity to develop and implement territorial cooperation programmes.
  • State institutions: local and regional authorities, public service providers (hospitals, educational and research institutions, communal and social service entities, cultural institutions and associations, etc.)
  • Non-state institutions include a wide range of civil society organisations (independent political and research foundations, citizens’ initiatives and unions, trade unions, youth organisations, associations of small and medium-sized enterprises, etc).


Each territorial cooperation programme focuses on the following priorities:

  • Improving the living conditions of local communities in the target cross-border regions through joint economic and social development projects;
  • Addressing common challenges, such as environment, employment, public health and any other field of common interest;
  • Supporting local cross-border “people-to-people” actions in the areas of sports, education and cultural exchange.