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

August 14, 2018 Young Moldovan inventors produce energy from sun, wind and water Participants at the ENERGEL summer school, organised by the Energy and Biomass Project in Moldova, have presented their innovative energy projects. Their ideas offer cheap and effective solutions to environmental problems and help produce energy from renewable sources, such as sun, wind and water. Bus...
August 14, 2018 EU supports Koktebel Jazz Festival – the largest open-air music festival in Ukraine On 16–19 August, the south Ukrainian town of Chernomorsk, in the Odesa region, will host the 16th Koktebel Jazz Festival, an international music festival. This is the largest open-air music festival in Ukraine, with a rich, 15-year history of presenting established jazz performers and diverse faces of...
August 13, 2018 Ukraine: EU sees adoption of legislation to establish a High Anti-Corruption Court as a positive development On 10 August, the EU reacted to Ukraine's adoption of legislation to establish a High Anti-Corruption Court by saying it is a positive development. The legislation is also “in accordance with its [Ukraine’s] international obligations and to the benefit of Ukrainian citizens and businesses,” a statement...
August 13, 2018 EU4Energy: Light Festival will take place in Belarusian town of Polack for the first time A Light Festival will take place in Polack, Belarus, for the first time from 31 August – 2 September 2018. During the festival, 10 light installations will appear on the streets of Polack and there will be more than a dozen events organised in the city. Polack citizens and city visitors will have the...
August 10, 2018 Fundraising tool for Belarusian civil society organisations to be developed with EU support The Belarusian team that proposed an innovative fundraising tool for the country’s civil society organisations has won the 2018 Civil Society Digitalisation Award. The announcement was made on 6 August by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility (EaP CSF) project, which ran the contest...
August 10, 2018 EU on continuous detention of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov: “We expect Russia to provide him with appropriate treatment” On 10 August, the EU spokesperson issued a statement on the continuous detention by the Russian Federation of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov. “Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian film director who was detained shortly after the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by the Russian Federation in 2014...
August 10, 2018 Finland to share practice in customs risk management in airports with Belarus On 15–17 August, Belarusian officials from the "Minsk 2" customs office will visit Finland to learn the country’s practice on standard controlling procedures for airport passengers. They will visit Helsinki International Airport, meet with airport officials and observe cargo, passengers and luggage workflow...
August 9, 2018 Belarus-Ukraine: Pinsk district to host cross-border Small Rivers Festival this month On 22 August, the Pinsk district of Belarus will host the first Small Rivers Festival, a cross-border festival between Belarus and Ukraine. The event aims to draw attention to the issue of saving the small rivers of the Prypiać river basin, which passes through the districts of Pinsk, in Belarus, and...
August 9, 2018 Ukraine: EU-supported Dialogue Platform meets to try to ensure peaceful Odesa Pride On 8 August, proponents and opponents of the planned lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) march – scheduled to take place in Ukraine’s southern city of Odesa on 17 August – met for discussions. The meeting took place as part of an initiative organised by the Governor of the Odesa region, with...
August 9, 2018 Faces of Projects exhibition arrives to the southernmost point of its Belarus route On 6 August, the trucks transporting the “Faces of the Projects” mobile photo exhibition left the Belarusian city of Mscislaŭ and crossed over into the Homieĺ region. They then continued to the town of Žytkavičy – the southernmost point of the Belarus route of the photo exhibition, which focuses on projects...
August 8, 2018 10 years since conflict between Russia and Georgia, the EU’s commitment to peaceful resolution remains as strong as ever On 7 August, the High Representative Federica Mogherini issued a declaration on behalf of the EU to mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the conflict between Russia and Georgia. “The European Union's commitment to a peaceful resolution of the conflicts in Georgia remains as strong as ever,” she...
August 8, 2018 Customs control of goods in EU to be discussed with customs officials in Belarus On 9–10 August, experts from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Romania will visit Belarus to discuss customs controls done both before and after the release of goods by the country’s State Customs Committee and its regional offices. They will touch upon several issues, including identifying customs...
August 6, 2018 EU-funded Ungheni bypass to provide quicker, safer journeys in Moldova A new bypass was recently opened in the Republic of Moldova to improve the link to the country’s border with the EU and divert heavy traffic from the city of Ungheni. With two one-way lanes and several connecting roads, the eight-kilometre bypass will improve the country’s connection to the Romanian...
August 6, 2018 Moldova: 300 women entrepreneurs participate in Business Academy for Women Over a period of 18 months, more than 300 women from all over the Republic of Moldova, have received training to help manage their businesses. They took part in the Business Academy for Women, which is funded with EU support. The academy has also trained 30 business mentors who are now ready to support...
August 6, 2018 Moldova: 75 towns and villages have profited from EU support in switching to green energy since 2015 During the first half of 2018, some 19 new biomass-heating systems and seven solar hot water systems were installed in Moldova thanks to the EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project. The Energy and Biomass Project in Moldova has financed the installation of 77 heating systems to provide heat for a total...
August 6, 2018 Georgia: EU reiterates support for energy efficiency measures during visit During her recent visit to Georgia, Katarina Mathernova –the Deputy Head of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission – visited the Kakheti region, where one of the EU-supported Covenant of Mayors Demonstration Projects is being implemented. In...