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

With the deepest sorrow, Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Support Programme announces of the grievous and unexpected loss: Alexei Sekarev, EaPTC Support Programme Team Leader, untimely passed away.

We know him as a wise leader, with a high level of professionalism and broad erudition, deep sense of delicacy and ability to find solutions to any difficult situation. We have lost an ardent traveller and lover of the mountain peaks, talented storyteller and a great Person.

We offer our sincere condolences to Alexei’s family, beloved ones and friends. Thank you, Alexei, for your patience, inspiration and love that you generously kept giving each of us. In cherished memory…

EaPTC Support Programme Team

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

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...
August 14, 2016 Business partners from Armenia and Georgia to learn effective marketing and PR On August 16-17, 2016 training on PR and marketing issues for business partners from the neighbouring regions will be held in Kachreti, Georgia, within the Cross-Border Economic Development (CED) Project implemented with the financial assistance of the European Union in the framework of the Eastern Partnership...
July 27, 2016 Neighbouring regions of Armenia and Georgia jointly promote cross-border business opportunities through the EaPTC grant project With a view to promoting economic potential and business relations in the bordering regions of Armenia (Tavush) and Georgia (Kvemo Kartli), the Cross-Border Economic Development (CED) Project implemented with the financial assistance of the European Union in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Territorial...
July 26, 2016 Armenian-Georgian partnerships present their achievements in implementing joint grant projects in Yerevan, Armenia On July 26, 2016, Armenian-Georgian cross-border cooperation teams gathered together in Yerevan to present the first results and achievements of their joint grant projects implementation. Nine different projects addressing common environmental, economic and social challenges were initiated in September...
July 21, 2016 Armenian-Georgian partnerships report on their achievements in implementing joint grant projects Today, July 21, 2016, nine Georgian-Armenian cross-border cooperation teams successfully presented their joint grant projects to the national and local authorities, international donors and mass media in Tbilisi. A special outreach event brought together nine partnerships implementing joint projects...
July 20, 2016 Tbilisi to host a conference on boosting economic development of Kvemo Kartli and Tavush regions On July 22, 2016 Tbilisi will host a conference focused on promoting cross-border territorial cooperation and economic potential of Kvemo Kartli (Georgia) and Tavush (Armenia) regions within the Cross-Border Economic Development (CED) Project implemented with the financial assistance of the European...
July 18, 2016 Team Leader of the EaPTC Support Programme contributed to Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy On July 13, 2016, EaPTC Support Programme Team Leader Mr. Alexei Sekarev took part in the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy 2016 “Regional Policy and Regional Development. Euro-Atlantic Support to Eastern Partnership countries”.The event was organised by the College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw, Poland...
July 14, 2016 Armenia to host a three-day training for cycling guides On July 19-21, 2016, the village of Margahovit, Armenia, will host an exclusive three-day training for cycling guides under the EU grant project «Biking and rural combined cross-border tourism, as innovative approach for promoting cross-border cooperation». The participants of the training will have...
June 20, 2016 Team Leader of the EaPTC Support Programme presented the Programme achievements at the meeting in Brussels EaPTC Support Programme Team Leader Mr. Alexei Sekarev together with the EaPTC Managing Authority Team Leader Mr. Erk Roeloffs met with Mr. Jose Antonio GOMEZ, Head of Sector for the Cross-Border Cooperation programmes and Ms. Estelle CARRELET de LOISY, Programme manager for the Cross-Border Cooperation...
June 8, 2016 The grantees of Armenia – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme will be trained in project management Training for the cross border teams implementing the joint projects under Armenia – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme starts today in Tbilisi, Georgia, and will last till June 11, 2016. Prior to the training, they presented their first results and achievements at the meeting...
June 6, 2016 Armenia – Georgia territorial cooperation in action For more than half a year, 10 cross border cooperation partnerships involving 33 organisations from Armenia and Georgia have been working together on the joint projects in the framework of the EU-funded Armenia – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme. On June 3, 2016 they presented...
June 1, 2016 Preliminary list of the projects to receive funds under Moldova – Ukraine Territorial Cooperation Programme has been identified On May 30, 2016 Chisinau hosted a meeting of the Joint Decision Making Committee of Moldova – Ukraine Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme. Upon the discussion of the evaluation results of submitted project proposals the Committee identified a preliminary list of the cross-border cooperation...
May 25, 2016 The winners of Armenia – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme will present their first achievements On June 3, 2016 the Joint Decision Making Committee of Armenia – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme will gather in Dilijan to review the first results of the implementation of cross-border projects. The EU Ambassador to Armenia Mr. Piotr Świtalski will participate in the JDMC...
May 24, 2016 The winners of Moldova – Ukraine Call for Proposals will be identified at the end of May The Managing Authority will present the results of the evaluation of applications under Moldova - Ukraine Call for Proposals on May 30, 2016. Official meeting of the Joint Decision Making Committee of Moldova – Ukraine Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme will be held in Chisinau, Moldova...
May 16, 2016 Yerevan and Bolnisi Cities bring together the efforts to improve trash removal The “Common challenges – joint solutions: improvement of trash removal service in Yerevan and Bolnisi cities” Programme lately launched in Dilijan was funded by the European Union. The Start of the Programme was announced by Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador Peter Anthony Switalski, representatives...

EaP News & Events

December 2, 2016 Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood EU Neighbours East have selected the latest interesting opportunities offered by EU institutions, EU projects, as well as EU member states to individuals, civil society organisations and companies from the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Please...
December 2, 2016 Film festival to promote human rights in Belarus The European Union and the United Nations has organised a film festival from 1-10 December in Minsk, Belarus to promote human dignity, equality and justice. Over a period of 10 days, viewers will be offered 10 films telling unique stories that affirm the rights of every person to be different and to...
December 2, 2016 EU ready to support Armenia on its democratic path The European Union will assist Armenia with the implementation of a EUR 7 million electoral reform package, which will allow for the smooth implementation of an electoral reform agreement in the country. The EU will continue to introduce international standards, secure the work of media and observers...
December 2, 2016 Donald Tusk confirms EU support for the stability and security of Georgia Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, met with the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, on 1 December in Brussels. During the meeting, President Tusk praised the Georgian government for their democratic elections and ambitious reform programme, and also encouraged the Prime Minister...
December 1, 2016 Agricultural cooperatives in Georgia to receive easier access to finance On 29 November the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) organised an Interagency Forum on “Access to Finance for Cooperatives” in Tbilisi. Representatives from the Georgian government and the EU, as well as agricultural cooperatives, financial...
December 1, 2016 Ukraine: EU contributes to improving administrative services On 29 November, the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) participated in the opening of a new Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA) Service Centre in Lviv. The centre provides citizens with various administrative services such as issuing driving licenses, vehicle registrations and certificates for the...
December 1, 2016 Armenia: EU delivers new tool for education monitoring The European Union has launched the “E-Stat Diagnostic Tool on Public Education” (eSDT) for monitoring public school and education indicators in Armenia. This initiative will help to identify gaps and challenges in the school education system, and offer ideas and solutions.   eSDT provides...
November 30, 2016 The EU is committed to improving nuclear safety in Ukraine On 29 November the EU issued a statement marking the installation of the new safe confinement above Unit 4 of Ukraine’s Chornobyl nuclear power plant.   The High Representative of the Union for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, the Vice-President...
November 30, 2016 EU praises Georgia for successful reforms Georgia is making headway in implementing a number of reforms to strengthen democracy, uphold the rule of law and bolster the economy, according to a report released on 29 November by the European External Action Service and the European Commission.   According to the findings, Georgia has implemented...
November 29, 2016 Moldova: 3,500 students in 30 schools embrace EU initiative The EU-funded ‘EU Neighbours East’ project has organised a series of ‘Young European Ambassadors’ visits to schools and universities in the Republic of Moldova between 8 November and 2 December. This initiative is one of the pilot actions of the new ‘Young European Neighbours...
November 29, 2016 Belarus: avert climate change through the green economy On 29 November, the EU-funded Clima East programme organised a round table discussion in Minsk for representatives of Belarusian central government bodies, civil society organisations and the public. Delegates representing the EU and Belarus discussed the implementation of the Paris Agreement and its...
November 29, 2016 Ukraine: illegal beach dumpsite cleared An EU-UNDP funded marine project has cleared an illegal dumpsite from Ukraine’s beaches as part of the “Black Sea Clean Beach Day” information campaign. Work to clear the rubbish, which was a combination of marine waste and tourist litter, took several months and was completed on 28...
November 29, 2016 European Parliament calls on Belarus to uphold democratic values On 24 November the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution affirming that Belarus has made “insufficient” progress in upholding democratic values. They noted that Belarus continues to detain political prisoners, harass the opposition, use capital punishment and has failed to address...
November 28, 2016 EU initiates gas-related trilateral discussion between the EU, Ukraine and Russia On 25 November, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič discussed energy policy in Moscow. He reiterated the readiness of the European Commission to continue discussing gas supplies for the winter ;in a trilateral format involving...
November 28, 2016 EU and Azerbaijan move towards public administration reform The EU-funded Support for Improvement in Governance and Management (SIGMA) initiative presented ‘The Principles of Public Administration for European Neighbourhood Countries’ at an event on 24 November in Baku. High-level participants from leading Azerbaijani authorities and institutions...
November 28, 2016 Armenia – Georgia: cross-border projects report on achievements On 25 November, the EU-funded Armenia – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme (EaPTC) brought together nine cross-border projects to present the results of their activities in Georgia and Armenia at the meeting in the Georgian city of Rustavi. The projects reported on their...