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 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!!...
December 18, 2017 Edinet and Chernivtsi cities are strengthening their efforts as to reduce the emissions of CO2 by introducing sustainable transport On December 14, 2017 Edinet City (Moldova) has held the kick-off event of the project “Through Sustainable Transport to Clean Environment”, funded by the European Union through Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programmes, Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Moldova-Ukraine. The event’s objective...

EaP News & Events

January 17, 2019 Ukraine: Two kindergartens in Hnivan will become more energy efficient thanks to EU support Two kindergartens in Hnivan will be thermally insulated as part of the EU-supported “Energy efficient Hnivan” project, which is part of the EU’s “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme. Based on the results of the energy audit, the insulation of the two buildings will help the schools...
January 17, 2019 EU supports high-quality translation of EU acquis into Ukrainian On 16-17 January, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv hosted a specialised conference on ‘Quality Legal Translations for Better Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA)’. Organised by the EU-funded project Association4U, together with the European Commission Directorate General for Translation...
January 17, 2019 EU4Energy: New methodology for natural gas transmission tariffs presented in Georgia On 16 January, the EU4Energy Governance Project presented the first draft of the gas transmission tariff methodology and calculation tool during a stakeholder meeting in Georgia. The new methodology will enable Georgian Gas Transmission Company to calculate the applicable tariffs and implement the entry...
January 17, 2019 Belarus: Kindergarten in Ašmiany to save up to 81% on energy thanks to EU support The kindergarten in Ašmiany, Belarus, will be thermally insulated and retrofitted as part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” initiative. An energy audit helped to identify measures to increase the energy efficiency of the building. As a result, the windows will be replaced...
January 16, 2019 Opportunity for media professionals in Eastern Neighbourhood: International conference in Georgia on “Migration in the Media” At the end of March, the Georgian capital of Tbilisi will host an international conference on “Migration in the Media – Perceptions, Opportunities and Challenges”. The event, aimed at bringing together Georgian and foreign journalists and media professionals, policymakers, scholars and researchers, will...
January 16, 2019 Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the United Nations Peacekeeping Dinner Here is the Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the United Nations Peacekeeping Dinner. (...) The European Union is and will continue to be the most reliable and the most dedicated partner and supporter of the UN system. I want to start with this very simple, very straightforward...
January 16, 2019 The EU increases its humanitarian assistance for 2019 As more and more people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its highest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019. The biggest bulk of the budget will address the crisis in Syria, refugees in neighbouring countries and the extremely critical situation in Yemen...
January 16, 2019 New study focuses on concession agreements for energy projects in the Eastern Partner countries The “High Quality Studies for the Eastern Partnership” (HiQSTEP) project has published a new study entitled “Analysis of Licencing and Fiscal Frameworks for Concession Agreements”. The report presents a standardised procedure for the procurement and award of concession agreements for energy projects...
January 16, 2019 International Renewable Energy Agency elects new Director-General The European Commission has welcomed the decision by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to elect the European candidate, Francesco La Camera from Italy, as its new Director-General. The election took place in the context of the 9th session of IRENA’s annual assembly in Abu Dhabi, at which...
January 16, 2019 Eastern Partnership: Indicative action plan for investment in Trans-European Transport Network published In a bid to boost connectivity and economic growth in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, the European Commission and the World Bank have co-authored an “Indicative trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Investment Action Plan” that identifies priority projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus...
January 16, 2019 EU to assist Ukraine with new requirements for the competence of state veterinary laboratories On 29-30 January, experts from Latvia, Lithuania and Romania will visit Ukraine to conduct a workshop on implementing the new edition of a document issued by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The document (EN ISO/IEC 17025...
January 15, 2019 EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility supports meat production in Ukraine The EU and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will help improve pig farming practices in Ukraine by helping create modern production capacity at Nyva Pereyaslavschiny Group – one of the largest companies in the sector in Ukraine. The project envisages the construction of a meat waste...
January 15, 2019 Croatia to share experience of organ transplantation programmes and legislation with Georgia On 22-25 January, experts from Georgia will visit Croatia to meet with different Croatian public health authorities and discuss the country’s experience, best practices, existing organ transplantation programmes and institutional set-up. Under its Association Agreement with the EU, Georgia has the obligation...
January 15, 2019 EU announces new scholarships for students to attend the Eastern Partnership European School A new call for scholarships is now open for students aged 16-17 from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine who want to deepen their knowledge of Europe and the European Union. Applications can be submitted until 1 March. The scholarship programme is funded by the...
January 15, 2019 EU project provides recommendations for development of Ukrainian government’s IT systems The EU-supported project EGOV4Ukraine, the State Agency for E-Governance and the National Civil Service Agency of Ukraine have audited the Ukrainian government’s information systems and developed 14 recommendations for their upgrading and development. The audit, carried out with financial support from...
January 14, 2019 Ukraine: New energy efficient cargo vehicles The Ukrainian company Negabarit-Service LLC, a leader in the auto cargo transportation market in Ukraine, will receive support from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and the EU for purchasing new energy efficient vehicles. The loan and the EU grant will help finance the company’s investment...