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

July 16, 2018 EU4Business: Business planning seminars for entrepreneurs in Ukraine On 26 and 27 July, Ukraine will host two seminars on business planning, free of charge, for entrepreneurs in the cities of Kramatorsk and Pokrovsk, Donetsk oblast, in the east of the country. Supported within EU4Business initiatives, the seminars on using business planning and project planning tools...
July 13, 2018 Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood 'EU NEIGHBOURS east’ has picked out a selection of exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. If you are interested jobs, internships, scholarships, competitions, conferences and events,...
July 13, 2018 EU to support computerised trade transit system in Georgia On 13 July, the EU launched a new project in Georgia to support the new computerised trade transit system in the country, which will facilitate trade with the EU. The 24-month long project “Supporting the Accession of Georgia to the Conventions on Transit Area and Launching of the New Computerised Transit...
July 13, 2018 EU Monitoring Mission hosts first information sharing meeting with Georgian civil society representatives On 12 July, the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) hosted its first meeting with representatives from 10 Georgian civil society organisations in Tbilisi. The purpose of the meeting, which will become a regular event at the EUMM Headquarters, is to strengthen collaboration with civil society experts and to...
July 13, 2018 Ukraine: EU supports conference on lean production in Rivne On 13 July, the concept of lean production in Ukraine was the focus of a conference organised in the city of Rivne with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under the EU4Business initiative. The conference gathered participants familiar with the basic aspects of...
July 13, 2018 EU and Georgia to strengthen cooperation in civil protection and disaster risk management The European Commission and the Emergency Management Service of Georgia will sign an administrative arrangement in Tbilisi enhancing ties in civil protection and disaster risk management. The document outlines key areas of cooperation on disaster prevention, preparedness and response on issues such as...
July 12, 2018 Migration: Bright minds mobilised for the future of the South Caucasus In early July, nearly 50 young people from Azerbaijan and Georgia met with leading international migration experts in an intensive training course to develop skills that will help shape the future of migration policy in the South Caucasus region. The week-long International Summer School on Migration...
July 12, 2018 Mogherini during meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan: EU stands ready to support country’s reforms On 11 July, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met with the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan. They discussed the latest developments and highlighted the good progress in EU-Armenia bilateral relations. The meeting also served to discuss the new Armenian government...
July 12, 2018 EU support transforms traditional hospitality into a family business in Georgia A family-run hotel in the Georgian village of Juta, in Kazbegi municipality, which benefited from EU assistance, is now able to provide high-level hospitality services to local and international tourists, according to a recently published news story. Located 2,200 metres above sea level, the village...
July 12, 2018 Mobile photo exhibition showcasing EU assistance in Belarus opens in Navapolack On 10 July, the mobile open-air photo exhibition “Faces of the Projects” arrived in the Belarusian city of Navapolack. Run by the EU Delegation to Belarus, the exhibition showcases success stories from the EU-funded projects in the country. The photo collection features 58 personal stories collected...
July 12, 2018 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship brings the 50s and 60s back to life in Moldova On 6 July - 26 August, the Moldovan capital of Chisinau will host the “GAZE” photo exhibition. The exhibition features 39 photos by Zaharia Cușnir (1912-1993), a Moldovan teacher and collective farm worker who, through his passion for photography, captured ordinary life in the country during the 50s...
July 12, 2018 EU supports development of water management plan for Pripyat River in Belarus The recently established Pripyat Basin Council in Belarus held its first meeting at the end of June. The council will consult and prepare recommendations for developing management solutions for the Pripyat River basin, which will be taken into account when developing the country’s River Basin Management...
July 11, 2018 Partnership Priorities between the EU and Azerbaijan reinforce the bilateral agenda On 11 July, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, marked the end of negotiations of the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership Priorities in the presence of President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham...
July 11, 2018 Ukraine to host European film festival On 12 July – 31 August, the second “Arthouse Clubs” European film festival will take place in Ukraine. A network of cinemas and art clubs in cities across the country have been invited to offer cinema complexes for non-commercial screenings of European films. To be able to show European films as part...
July 11, 2018 Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership launches in Belarus The Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P), a multi-donor fund of which the EU is one of the main contributors, was officially launched in the Belarusian capital Minsk on 10 July. The fund will provide up to €17 million in grant support to municipal projects across the country...
July 11, 2018 A spotlight on opinion: New polls highlight perceptions in the Eastern Partner countries Almost half of all citizens (46%) in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood have a positive image of the European Union – a rise of 2 percentage points on the 2017 figure – while just 13% have a negative perception. 63% believe that the EU’s relationship with their country is good, with citizens of Georgia...