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

November 15, 2017 Cross-border partnerships of Azerbaijan – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme trained in project management On November 13-15, 2017, stakeholders and partners of Azerbaijan – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme gathered in Kachreti, Georgia, to take part in the training dedicated to project management and implementation. Participants improved their knowledge and gained new practical...
July 12, 2017 EaPTC Communication experts met to discuss future EaPTC activities for 2017 On July 11-12, 2017 experts of the EaPTC Support Programme held a working meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. As part of the discussion, participants coordinated further capacity building and communication activities and agreed on the action plans within the three territorial cooperation programmes: Azerbaijan...
June 30, 2017 Small steps to big dreams: Armenian – Georgian cross-border projects completed “BRIDGING PEOPLE & COUNTRIES” – the brochure under this title summarizing successful achievements of the nine joint Armenian – Georgian cross-border projects was published and presented at the Closing Conference of the Armenia – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme in Gyumri (Armenia) on June 16...
June 26, 2017 The first fruits of the Armenian – Georgian territorial cooperation: the bar has been raised high – to be continued On June 16, 2017, Closing Conference of the Armenia – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme was held in Gyumri (Armenia). It was a significant event for the whole EaPTC Programme, considering that this is the first programme that has already been completed, while Moldova – Ukraine and Belarus – Ukraine...
June 15, 2017 Bridging People and Countries: EU brings real changes to the border communities in Armenia and Georgia Successful achievements of cross-border cooperation between Armenia and Georgia will be in focus of the Closing Conference of Armenia – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme to be held in Gyumri, Armenia, on June 16, 2017.The Closing Conference “Impact on Regional Sustainable...
April 14, 2017 Happy Easter 2017! Dear Friends and Colleagues,Please accept our sincere Easter greetings. We wish you many interesting projects, further development of our cooperation and prosperity to you and your families. Happy Easter! With the best wishes, EaPTC Support Programme Team
April 10, 2017 Evaluation results of the Azerbaijan – Georgia Call for proposals reviewed in Tbilisi On April 10, 2017, Tbilisi hosted the 3d Joint Decision Making Committee Meeting under Azerbaijan – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme. The members of the Azerbaijani and Georgian Delegations gathered together to discuss the evaluation results of the Call for Proposals launched by the EU on September...
March 9, 2017 Cross-Border Economic Development Project to Launch a Round Table on Business Development Potential On March 10 – 11, 2017, Rustavi, Georgia, will host Information and Consultation Round Table tailored for entrepreneurs, independent experts, as well as regional and local government representatives of Kvemo Kartli region. The Round Table is being organised within the EU-funded project “Cross-Border...
February 28, 2017 A new boost to Moldova – Ukraine cross-border cooperation Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Support Programme is pleased to present the winners of the Moldova – Ukraine Call for Proposals. The grantees were officially announced during the grant contracts signing ceremony held in Chisinau on February 1, 2017. 16 highly motivated cross-border teams...
February 27, 2017 Improvement of solid waste management in Ijevan and Bolnisi: summing up the project results On February 23 – 24, 2017, Yerevan hosted the conference entitled “From Challenges to Opportunities”, which brought together representatives of Ijevan and Bolnisi municipalities. The event aimed to present the main outcomes of the joint cross-border project “Common solutions to shared concerns: improvement...
February 13, 2017 Grantees of the Belarus – Ukraine Territorial Cooperation Programme identified Preliminary list of grantees under Belarus – Ukraine Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme was approved by the members of the Joint Decision Making Committee in Chernihiv on February 10, 2017. In total, 148 joint project proposals were submitted by Belarusian and Ukrainian partners from...
February 10, 2017 Armenian-Georgian cross-border team promotes business opportunities in the neighbouring regions EaPTC Support Programme is pleased to present the new edition of the “Guideline for starting business in Armenia and Georgia” developed and published by the EU-funded project “Cross-Border Economic Development” under the Armenia – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme.The publication...
February 1, 2017 16 Moldova – Ukraine cross-border cooperation teams receive grants from European Union The leaders of 16 cross-border partnerships gathered together in Chisinau on February 1, 2017 for the solemn grant contracts signing ceremony under Moldova – Ukraine Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme. The award ceremony was jointly organized by the EaPTC Support Programme and the...
January 26, 2017 EU identifies the winners under Moldova – Ukraine Territorial Cooperation Programme On February 1, 2017, the leaders of 16 cross-border partnerships will gather together in Chisinau for the solemn signing ceremony of the grant contracts under the Moldova – Ukraine Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme. Preliminary list of the cross-border cooperation teams that will...
January 24, 2017 Preliminary list of the winners of Belarus – Ukraine Call for Proposals to be identified in February On February 10, 2017, Chernihiv will host a meeting of the Joint Decision Making Committee of Belarus – Ukraine Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme. The JDMC members will review the evaluation results and identify a preliminary list of the projects that will receive grants from the...
December 21, 2016 EaPTC Support Programme Team with the best wishes for Christmas & the New Year 2017! Dear Colleagues, Partners and Friends!Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017!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

November 23, 2017 Humanitarian community urges stronger action on crisis in eastern Ukraine International and local humanitarian agencies in Ukraine gathered in Berlin on 22 November to draw the attention of the international community to the humanitarian crisis in the east of the country. The EU-supported conference “Ukraine: A Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis in Europe?” held a constructive...
November 23, 2017 EU call for proposals: Cross border cooperation initiatives in Belarus, Latvia and Lithuania invited to apply The EU has invited organisations working in border regions of Belarus, Latvia and Lithuania to submit project proposals to strengthen relations, increase capacities and share experience among people and organisations in the regions. On 22 November, the EU-funded Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Latvia...
November 22, 2017 Kindergartens in Ukrainian cities of Zhovkva and Zhmerynka fit for winter thanks to EU project assistance Children in a kindergarten in the Ukrainian town of Zhovkva will be able to enjoy this winter in a warm, energy-efficient building. Thermal insulation and renovation works have been undertaken in the kindergarten as part of the town’s participation in the EU-financed Covenant of Mayors Demonstration...
November 22, 2017 Belarus: EU project supports climate education for schoolchildren in Braslaŭ Braslaŭ, the first climate-neutral municipality of Belarus, is hosting its Energy Week. Various themed events are being organised with the EU’s support, including climate lessons for schoolchildren. During the lessons, young people are learning what it means to be climate neutral and what the municipality...
November 21, 2017 EU Advisory Mission helps promote gender awareness among law enforcement agencies in Ukraine Representatives of five agencies from the Interior Ministry of Ukraine last week attended a training seminar on gender awareness. The event was organised by the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine as part of its efforts to support a new organisational structure created under the Ministry to promote gender...
November 21, 2017 European Council grants extension to EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine On 20 November, the European Council extended the mandate of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine until 31 May 2019 and approved a budget of €32 million for the next 18 months. The European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) has been deployed...
November 21, 2017 EU to continue supporting small businesses in Moldova A new EU-funded project to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the Republic of Moldova will be launched in 2018, the EU4Business initiative has said in a press release. Referring to the challenges of economic development in the country’s regions, Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister...
November 21, 2017 200 Young European Ambassadors selected to continue connecting youth from the EU and Eastern Partner countries Following an open call for applications, more than 200 ‘Young European Ambassadors’ (YEAs) have been appointed. The YEAs were selected jointly by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project, the European Commission, the European External Action Service’s (EEAS) East StratCom Task Force and the respective EU Delegations...
November 20, 2017 College of Europe offers scholarships for university graduates from Neighbourhood countries The College of Europe is offering a large number of scholarships to university graduates coming from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for post-graduate studies during the academic year 2018-2019. The scholarships cover academic expenses, accommodation, meals and travel costs. The countries concerned...
November 17, 2017 Belarus: EU-supported audit shows positive trend in CO2 emissions in Braslau An audit conducted with EU support has shown that CO2 emissions in the Belarusian town of Braslau have decreased since 2011. The audit was carried out as part of the town’s participation in the EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme. The overall goal of the project is to transform...
November 17, 2017 Members of European Parliament propose to reward reforms made by Eastern partners ahead of next week’s summit Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) this week welcomed the significant progress made since the last Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit, held in Riga in 2015. They pointed out that some Eastern Partners have made major reforms and that Georgia, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova now benefit from...
November 17, 2017 EU helps public utilities in Belarus to enhance communication with consumers Representatives of public utilities in Belarus gathered at an EU-organised seminar in Minsk earlier this month to discuss their communication with consumers. The seminar was attended by representatives of housing enterprises and communal services, relevant departments of the district executive committees...
November 17, 2017 EU joins forces with Ukrainian bank to support small businesses in the country The European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund (EIF) – jointly the EIB Group – signed a guarantee agreement with the Ukrgasbank on 16 November to provide €50 million in loans to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine. The agreement aims to facilitate access to finance...
November 16, 2017 EU report: Evaluation of Ukrainian reforms shows considerable progress but need to accelerate implementation A report produced by the European External Action Service and the European Commission highlights that Ukraine has pursued a number of reforms identified in its Association Agenda in 2017, with several significant successes. However, “Progress in other areas has been less forthcoming, with accelerated...
November 16, 2017 EU-funded project supports cooperation in area of energy efficiency in Moldovan towns of Ocnita and Cantemir Two signatories of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors East” programme in Moldova are to work with the Energy Efficiency Fund of Moldova in the field of sustainable development and renewable energy. This collaboration comes as a result of the recently signed Memorandum of Cooperation between the Energy...
November 16, 2017 EU project represented by two Ukrainian towns at UN Climate Change Conference The EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors East” project was represented by two Ukrainian towns – Kremenchuk and Odesa – at the Global Initiative Day during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), which is taking place in the German city of Bonn between 6-17 November. The Global Initiative Day event, organised...