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

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!!...
November 25, 2016 Armenia – Georgia cross-border teams report on their achievements in implementing grant projects On November 25, 2016 Rustavi, Georgia, brought together nine cooperation partnerships of the EU-funded Armenia – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme to present the achievements and results of their activities at the Georgia - Armenia Joint Decision Making Committee (JDMC) meeting...
September 1, 2016 EaPTC grant project supports Georgian and Armenian youth in addressing common challenges On August 15, 2016 Armenian school students participating in the project “Youth voices for change and development” launched a series of meetings and discussions with their Georgian colleagues to develop and implement the ideas for joint small-scale projects, which will contribute to improvement of mutual...

EaP News & Events

June 8, 2017 Georgian farmers build dialogue with decision makers The third Georgian Farmers’ Congress took place in Tbilisi on 7 June. The congress was attended by a total of 250 participants, including smallholders, agricultural cooperatives, women farmers, decision makers, international organisations, Georgian Alliance for Agriculture and Rural Development (GAARD...
June 8, 2017 International observers inquire about Moldova’s return to electricity produced in Transnistria The Energy Community Secretariat, the EU Delegation to Moldova and the EU High-Level Advisor on Energy Policy sent a joint letter to the Minister of Economy of Moldova on 6 June. The letter demanded urgent clarifications on the electricity supply situation in Moldova. The Energocom, a state-owned trading...
June 8, 2017 Azerbaijani journalists to learn about modern media trends The EU-funded OPEN Media Hub programme is organising two media masterclasses in Baku on 12 and 13 June. The masterclass will cover global trends in multi-platform reporting, integration of media platforms, writing for broadcast, print, online and mobile media and creating video and interactive content...
June 8, 2017 EU launches new educational project in Azerbaijan The EU-funded project "EU Support to Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Azerbaijan" was officially launched on 7 June in Baku. The event was attended by Azerbaijani and EU officials. Azerbaijani Minister of Education Mikayil Jabbarov pointed out some important achievements made recently in the...
June 8, 2017 Armenia to host Panel meeting on return, readmission and reintegration of migrants On 21-22 June there will be a meeting in Yerevan to discuss recent trends, developments and challenges in the return, readmission and reintegration of migrants. Experts from the Eastern Partner countries and EU Member States and representatives from international organisations, NGOs and academia will...
June 7, 2017 Council agrees to support access to EU market for Ukrainian exporters On 6 June, EU ambassadors reached an agreement on the Council's stance on temporary autonomous trade measures to support Ukraine. The proposal aims to improve access for Ukrainian exporters to the EU market, in view of the difficult economic situation and the economic reform efforts undertaken by Ukraine...
June 7, 2017 EU to promote better access to finance for green investment in Eastern Partner countries and Central Asia The international conference ‘Unlocking Private Finance for Energy Efficiency and Greener, Low-Carbon Growth in the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Countries’ will take place on 29-30 June in Brussels. The main aim of the event is to identify key challenges and ways forward to better align financial...
June 7, 2017 Armenia to increase energy security and sustainable energy development On 2 June, Yerevan hosted a seminar on renewable energy. The seminar focused on increasing energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring sustainable energy development of municipalities. Representatives of 15 Armenian municipalities, including seven Covenant signatories, attended the...
June 7, 2017 Ukraine: EU opens new centre to support local communities with decentralisation processes The Centre of Local Self-Government Development opened on 2 June in Dnipro. The new centre will provide assistance to territorial communities and share the most successful national and European experiences in the field of decentralisation. Lawyers and specialists in regional policy, culture and health...
June 6, 2017 Belarus and Ukraine launch common contact point to ensure border security On 1 June, the EU-funded project “Strengthening surveillance and bilateral coordination capacity along the common border between Belarus and Ukraine, SURCAP Phase II” launched the common contact point “Pinsk-Zhytomyr” in the Belarusian city of Pinsk. The ceremony to launch the contact point was attended...
June 6, 2017 EU and Armenia have constructive exchange on human rights On 29 May the European Union and Armenia held their eighth annual Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels. The EU and Armenia welcomed the continued progress on human rights in Armenia and positive developments represented in the new Constitution. The EU stressed the need for a proper follow-up of all electoral...
June 6, 2017 EU welcomes investigation into reported abduction and illegal detention of Azerbaijani nationals On 4 June the EU issued a statement on the reported abduction and illegal detention of Azerbaijani nationals residing in Georgia. The EU has welcomed the launch of an investigation in Georgia, as announced by the country’s leadership. “The alleged abduction and illegal arbitrary detention of Azerbaijani...
June 6, 2017 Georgian CSOs to promote free trade with EU in rural areas A new project in support of economic development in rural areas in Georgia was launched on 2 June. The EU-funded 'Regional Civil Society Organisations as Vectors of Rural Economic Development' project aims at promoting the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) in the seven...
June 6, 2017 Belarus implementing “green” system for oil recycling A complex system of used engine oil collection and recycling has been created in the Barysaŭ and Kpupki districts of the Minsk region. Local enterprises and residents will be able to contribute to this green waste processing system, which has been implemented as part of the EU-funded "Supporting the...
June 2, 2017 Two new EU-funded rural development projects introduced in Georgia On 30 May, two new EU-funded rural development projects in the Keda and Khulo municipalities will be officially introduced at the Rural Development Council meeting in Batumi. The event, which is part of the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), will bring together...
May 30, 2017 Twinning project helps Armenian government to attract investment The EU-funded twinning project “Strengthening the Investment Promotion and Investment Policy Institutional Framework of Armenia’’ has reported on its achievements. The project has developed sectorial investment strategies, promotional materials about Armenia and a database of potential investors, while...