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 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”.
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...
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!!...

EaP News & Events

March 22, 2019 Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU to commemorate the World Water Day On World Water Day, we remember how much access to sufficient, safe, drinkable, physically accessible and affordable water is precondition for a decent life. The fundamental human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation apply to every human being and are fully recognised and backed by the EU in...
March 21, 2019 EU project supports public consultation for Khrami/Debed River Basin management plan in Georgia On 21 March, the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia gathered experts and water stakeholders to seek their views on the future management of the Khrami and Debed river basins. The event is part of public consultations, organised by the Ministry with support from the European...
March 21, 2019 Armenia: EU project supports public consultation for Hrazdan and Sevan basin management Between 12 March and 12 April, the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia is conducting its first public consultation on the water challenges of the river basin district. Organised with support from the European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+ 4 EaP) project...
March 21, 2019 Ukraine: EU water management project to draw attention to state of Dnieper River to mark World Water Day On 22 March, the State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine, together with the European Union Water Initiative Plus (EUWI+), will organise the Open Space World Water Day. The event will engage with local youth on water quality issues related to Dnieper River Basin. During the event, young people will...
March 21, 2019 EU to finance large-scale energy efficiency measures in buildings in Armenia On 18 March 2019, Lawrence Meredith, Director for Neighbourhood East at the European Commission, and representatives of leading International Financing Institutions (IFIs) met with key government Ministers and sector experts in Yerevan. They discussed policy priorities and sustainable investment solutions...
March 21, 2019 Ukraine: EU Advisory Mission conducts pre-election training for police in Odesa This week, the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) conducted a training session for police officers in the Ukrainian city of Odesa on how to deal with violations of electoral law. It was part of the series of trainings in the Odesa region supported by the EUAM and was aimed at over 250 police officers...
March 21, 2019 Fourth Belarusian Entrepreneurship Week taking place in Minsk This week, the Belarusian capital of Minsk is hosting its fourth Entrepreneurship Week. The event started on 18 March and will last until 24 March. It will include roundtable meetings and panel discussions on topical issues related to the business community in Belarus. Participants also have chance to...
March 21, 2019 EU Declaration on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The Convention has proven to be an effective tool, by holding Governments accountable to their citizens and on the international stage...
March 21, 2019 Deputy Secretary General of European External Action Service visits EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia On 20 March, Pedro Serrano, Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defence Policy and Crisis Response of the European External Action Service, visited the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia. Serrano met with the Mission’s senior management, addressed the EUMM’s staff and joined patrols...
March 20, 2019 Commission welcomes provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the future EU research and innovation programme Investing in research and innovation is investing in Europe's future, in knowledge and new solutions to maintain and improve the European way of life. That is why the Juncker Commission has set a new level of ambition to deepen Europe's innovation capability, provide lasting prosperity and preserve our...
March 20, 2019 EU rolls out its rural development support in Georgia by launching new project in Tsalka Municipality On 19 March, the EU officially launched a new rural development project in the Tsalka Municipality of Georgia. The new “EMBRACE Tsalka” project aims to provide support to smallholders, entrepreneurs, women, youth and other local actors by improving access to knowledge and innovation. It will also aim...
March 20, 2019 European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström visits Georgia and highlights close trade ties On 18-19 March, Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Trade, visited Georgia. She met with President Zourabishvili, Prime Minister Bakhtadze and Minister Kobulia, as well as civil society organisations. Commissioner Malmström also met with the business community to hear about their views on...
March 20, 2019 EU to assist establishment of EU TUMO Convergence Centre for Engineering and Applied Science in Armenia On 19 March, the EU, in partnership with the Tumo Centre for Creative Technologies, launched in Armenia the EU TUMO Convergence Centre for Engineering and Applied Science. The centre will be a hub for research, education and startups, bringing together local and international partners to bridge the gap...
March 19, 2019 EU-supported workshop to discuss ways to achieve zero waste production in Ukraine A series of workshops on zero waste production for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be organised in Ukraine between 27 March and 24 April. A first seminar will be organised between 27 and 29 March in the west-Ukrainian city of Rivne and a second one - from 22 to 24 April in the country...
March 19, 2019 EU helps Georgian winemakers expand at home and abroad For modern Georgia, wine is among the country’s top exports. Together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the EU helps Georgian winemakers invest in better equipment, standards and processes. A new EBRD video talks about the meaning of wine production to the country and...
March 19, 2019 EU expert mission to Ukraine to assist with unification of access to employment services and career guidance On 25-27 March, experts from France will visit Ukraine to discuss the unification of access to employment services and career guidance with representatives of the country’s State Employment Service. The aim is to study the European experience of and main tools for employment and dismissal, providing...