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

November 15, 2018 EU shares experience on cargo and mail screening with Eastern Neighbourhood countries On 7-8 November, the screening requirements for cargo and mail shipments were discussed at a workshop in Luxembourg. The workshop was attended by representatives of relevant state institutions from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Organised by...
November 14, 2018 Smart lighting systems introduced in Moldova thanks to EU Cantemir has become one of the first cities in the Republic of Moldova to have smart and energy-efficient street lighting, thanks to the EU-funded ‘Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects’ programme. The newly installed system allows street lighting operators to control and monitor the street lighting...
November 14, 2018 Ukraine: EU experts mission on education statistics On 14-16 November, experts from Italy and Latvia are visiting Ukraine to provide assistance to the country’s State Statistics Service on the use and implementation of educational statistics. The experts will focus on the sectors of lifelong learning and adult education and how to improve the collection...
November 14, 2018 EU expands support to small business development in Belarus On 14 November, the EU, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus signed a new project that will support the development of entrepreneurship in the regions of Belarus. This €8 million project is one of the largest ever initiatives of this kind...
November 14, 2018 Sustainable energy discussed at international conference in Kyiv On 12–15 November, policymakers and energy experts from 100 countries are taking part in the Ninth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Kyiv, Ukraine. The participants will discuss the role of energy transition in sustainable development and opportunities for cooperation. Transforming...
November 13, 2018 Belarus: New cycle path opened in Kobryn with EU support On 8 November, a new eight-kilometre cycle path was opened in the Belarusian city of Kobryn to link up the city’s sightseeing attractions. The creation of the new route was made possible thanks to the city’s participation in the ‘Covenant of Mayors on Сlimate and Energy’ initiative, as well as financial...
November 13, 2018 Armenia summarises results of EU-supported agriculture and rural development programme On 13 November, the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) in Armenia hosted a closing event to summarise the three years of its implementation. The EU has supported Armenian farmers for many years and has become the largest grant provider to Armenian agriculture...
November 13, 2018 EU4Business: Georgian companies attend Paris food fair, leading to orders worth €4 million Thirteen Georgian companies took part in the ‘SIAL’ international food exhibition in Paris last month, with the support of the EU4Business initiative. As a result of the contacts established during the event, these companies received dozens of confirmed orders worth a total value of €4 million. The companies...
November 13, 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage: Armenia to host European Film Festival The European Year of Cultural Heritage in Armenia will be marked by another major event – the European Film Festival – which will start on 17 November. The event will give the Armenian audience a chance to watch films produced in 11 countries during the past two years. During a press conference to launch...
November 13, 2018 EU4Business: Ukrainian city of Lviv kicks off month of support seminars for Ukrainian businesses On 13 November, the Ukrainian city of Lviv hosted the first of a series of training seminars on EU business support programmes, organised by the EU4Business initiative. The seminars aim to increase the access of Ukrainian SMEs to the opportunities offered by the EU through the EU’s largest research and...
November 13, 2018 EU condemns “elections” in so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” and “Donetsk People’s Republic” On 12 November, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini issued a statement on behalf of the EU following the “elections” in the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” and “Donetsk People’s Republic” that were planned for 11 November 2018. Mogherini said that “the EU condemns these ‘elections’, as...
November 12, 2018 Armenia: 44 young people selected as Young European Ambassadors On 12 November, newly selected Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from Armenia met with the Head of the EU Delegation to the country, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski. They presented past activities implemented within the YEAs initiative, discussed ways to empower Armenian youth and initiated plans for future...
November 12, 2018 Belarus: EU-funded project helps establish first inclusive ‘ecotrail’ in Valožyn On 1 November, the Belarusian city of Valožyn hosted the final activity within the EU-funded project ‘Valožyn without barriers’. A promotional tour entitled ‘Valožyn for all’ offered an opportunity for journalists, tourism companies, owners of farms and civil society representatives to visit farms and...
November 12, 2018 EU renews support for recovery, peacebuilding and governance reforms in conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine A contribution of €25 million from the EU marks the beginning of a new phase of the “EU Support to the east of Ukraine – Recovery, Peacebuilding and Governance, 2018-2022” project, to be jointly implemented by four agencies: United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, UN Population Fund, Food and...
November 12, 2018 Azerbaijan: FANTAZIA cultural heritage festival closes in Baku On 10 November, the Azerbaijani capital of Baku hosted the closing ceremony of the EU-supported “FANTAZIA” cultural heritage festival. Over ten days, from 1 to 10 November, the festival featured a concert, exhibitions, round-table discussions, conferences, film demonstrations and guided tours around...
November 12, 2018 EU supports capacity building in the field of aviation security for Security Police of Georgia On 5-8 November, an expert from the United Kingdom visited Georgia to deliver a training course for the Aviation Security Division of the country’s Security Police. During the four-day workshop, the trainer presented on international standards for airport security and the UK’s experience in protecting...