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

December 13, 2018 Celebrating 10 years of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Tbilisi Hosted by the Georgian Parliament, the 10th Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took place on 10-12 December in Tbilisi, Georgia. The three-day event, entitled “Leading the Way Towards a Democratic European Future” focused on how to further sustainable, democratic development and support...
December 13, 2018 Armenia: Young European Ambassadors invite citizens of Gyumri for a cup of coffee to mark Human Rights Day On 15 December, Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) in Armenia will visit Aregak bakery and coffee shop in the country’s city of Gyumri. Known as the very first barrier-free, inclusive coffee shop and bakery in the country, Aregak was supported by EU. YEAs will offer free coffee to visitors of Aregak using...
December 13, 2018 Georgia’s progress in reforming energy sector in line with Energy Community Treaty discussed in Vienna On 12 December, Georgian Deputy Minister of Economy Natia Turnava visited the Energy Community Secretariat, where she had a meeting with Director Janez Kopač. The meeting focused on Georgia’s progress in reforming its energy sector in line with the country’s obligations under the Energy Community Treaty...
December 13, 2018 Federica Mogherini on the state of play of the implementation of the Association Agreement with Ukraine On 11 December, the European Parliament (EP) held a plenary session on the state of play of the implementation of the Association Agreement with Ukraine. Addressing the Parliament, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini referred to the awarding of the Sakharov Prize to Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov...
December 13, 2018 European Parliament awards Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov the 2018 Sakharov Prize Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director being illegally detained by Russia, is this year’s winner of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The award ceremony was held in Strasbourg on 12 December. Sentsov was not in Parliament to collect his award in person, as he remains in...
December 13, 2018 Energy Community highlights opportunities of low-carbon transition at COP24 in Poland On 10 December, the Energy Community Secretariat held a side event to the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland, entitled “Shifting to a low-carbon economy: Just transition pathways in the Energy Community and beyond”. The event, chaired by Connie Hedegaard, former EU Commissioner for Climate Action,...
December 12, 2018 EU on the early parliamentary elections in Armenia “On 9 December, Armenia held early elections to the National Assembly, which were the first national elections after the political transition of April-May 2018,” said the EU in a statement the day after the elections. The EU referred to the International Elections Observation Mission, which stated that...
December 12, 2018 Ukraine’s postal company Nova Poshta to reduce CO2 emissions thanks to modern technologies Nova Poshta – Ukraine’s leading private postal service operator – will benefit from support from the EU and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to introduce new parcel sorting technology. This will help the company to reduce its environmental impact. The company will have better postal...
December 12, 2018 Moldova: Over 150,000 people from Gagauzia and Taraclia district have improved living conditions thanks to EU assistance Social infrastructure facilities have been improved in all 40 communities of the Autonomous Territorial Unit (ATU) of Gagauzia and Taraclia district. In addition, 63 small and medium-sized enterprises have been launched or developed, generating over 180 jobs. Seven inter-municipal waste management services...
December 12, 2018 New EU project to provide technical support for building of new and safer roads in Georgia Representatives of the EU and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a new project to assist the development of newer and safer roads in Georgia. Technical Assistance for Georgia Transport Connectivity is a seven-year programme funded by the EU with a total budget of €6,136,000 (approximately...
December 12, 2018 Azerbaijan hosts national workshop on coordination of international emergency relief operations International emergency relief operations were the focus of a workshop in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on 10-11 December, organised by the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations. The workshop was a follow up of the training of trainers seminar organised by the EU-funded Programme on Prevention...
December 12, 2018 Armenia: EU supports opening of arts and crafts centre and winter bazaar in Dilijan Arts and crafts specialists from the Armenian city of Dilijan and adjacent communities will from now on enjoy the city’s newly opened arts and crafts centre. Visitors will be able to create interesting items and souvenirs at the centre. Officially opened on 8 December, the centre was established within...
December 12, 2018 Ukraine: New call for applications for European funding for energy-efficient innovations The new call for applications for the “Climate Innovation Vouchers” programme has been announced for Ukrainian companies. The joint programme of the European Union and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) financially supports companies, entrepreneurs and researchers to develop technologies...
December 11, 2018 Georgia: EU-supported training on organic agriculture and renewable energy resources conducted in Khulo municipality Basic principles and methods of organic agriculture, conservation, biodynamic agriculture, renewable energy sources and related technologies were the focus of training seminars, organised with EU support, which took place in Khulo municipality in early December. Up to 20 representatives of Khulo Local...
December 11, 2018 Ukrainian judges to learn from EU experience of organising information campaigns between the judiciary and citizens On 17-18 December, experts from Latvia, Portugal, Spain and Sweden will visit Ukraine to conduct a workshop for the country’s judges, as well as representatives of the High Council of Justice on citizen information campaigns. The aim of the workshop is to share best practice on communication between...
December 11, 2018 Main results of EU’s Foreign Affairs Council on Ukraine On 10 December, the EU Council discussed the latest developments in Ukraine. EU Foreign Ministers reiterated their utmost concern about the dangerous increase of tensions in the Azov Sea and Kerch Strait. They also reaffirmed that the EU does not recognise the “elections” of 11 November 2018, which it...