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

January 16, 2018 Европейский Союз поддерживает системные изменения по развитию самозанятости в сфере креативной индустрии в белорусско-украинском приграничном регионе Научить народных умельцев азам продвижения своей продукции, дать инструменты взаимодействия с глобальными платформами, которые торгуют крафт-изделиями, а также создать площадки-мастерские для обмена опытом и обучения ремеслам в Украине и Беларуси – цель трансграничного проекта, который недавно начал...
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...
December 15, 2017 Preserving traditions: EU supports promotion of handicrafts in Belarus The cross-border Belarusian-Ukrainian project “Development of traditional crafts as a driver for SME and self-employment enhancement in the near-border communities” was launched in late November 2017. The new project will start its activities with the development of a craftsmen database, which will include...
December 13, 2017 EU funded cross-border project helps develop basic life skills and social responsibility of Moldovan and Ukrainian youth Moldovan and Ukrainian partners on both sides of the border officially launched the joint grant project “Facilitation of people-to-people links in social, cultural and educational sphere with focus on young care leavers from Republic of Moldova and Chernivtsi region” on November 30, 2017. The first meeting...
November 29, 2017 18 Belarus – Ukraine teams signed grant contracts and received EU funding for implementing joint projects The leaders and partners of 18 cross-border partnerships gathered in Kyiv (Pushcha-Vodytsia) on November 29, 2017 to take part in the ceremony of signing the grant contracts within the framework of the EU-funded Belarus – Ukraine Territorial Cooperation Programme. The event was jointly organised by the...
November 27, 2017 Belarus – Ukraine territorial cooperation grant projects get underway Training for the cross-border teams implementing joint projects under Belarus – Ukraine Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme starts today in Pushcha-Vodytsia (Kyiv), Ukraine, and will last untill December 1, 2017. Being conducted in two stages, the event will be highlighted by the Grant...
November 15, 2017 Cross-border partnerships of Azerbaijan – Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme trained in project management On November 13-15, 2017, stakeholders and partners of Azerbaijan – Georgia Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme gathered in Kachreti, Georgia, to take part in the training dedicated to project management and implementation. Participants improved their knowledge and gained new practical...
July 12, 2017 EaPTC Communication experts met to discuss future EaPTC activities for 2017 On July 11-12, 2017 experts of the EaPTC Support Programme held a working meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. As part of the discussion, participants coordinated further capacity building and communication activities and agreed on the action plans within the three territorial cooperation programmes: Azerbaijan...
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...

EaP News & Events

January 15, 2018 EU-supported expert mission to assist reform of education inspectorate system in Ukraine On 22-26 January, experts from Portugal and Romania will visit Ukraine to share their countries’ experiences on the functioning of education inspectorates. The purpose of the expert mission will be to assist the country’s State Inspectorate of Educational Institutions in reforming the national inspection...
January 15, 2018 EU supports opening of organic farming consultancy centre in Moldova The EU has supported the establishment of the Organic Farming Consultancy Centre on the banks of the Dniester river in Moldova. Thanks to the opening of the centre – an initiative of four specialised associations – farmers in the area will now benefit from professional advice on the reduction or minimisation...
January 15, 2018 EU supports Ukrainian cities in the area of energy management and efficiency In Ukraine, more than 160 cities have joined the European Union’s ‘Covenant of Mayors East’ (CoM East) initiative, which aims to support local and regional authorities to reduce СО2 emissions by around 20% by 2020 and become more energy efficient. A recently published article quoting energy efficiency...
January 15, 2018 Participate to win: 4th Euroquiz launched in Ukraine On 12 January, the EU Delegation to Ukraine announced the launch of the fourth Euroquiz – an annual online contest on Europe and the EU. The intellectual contest will consist of five stages that will run between January and April 2018. This year’s quiz includes two categories of questions: one for participants...
January 12, 2018 “United We Stand Strong”: Opening ceremony marks beginning of Bulgaria’s EU Presidency On 11 January, EU leadership gathered in the Bulgarian capital Sofia for the inauguration ceremony of the country’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Bulgarian Presidency began on 1 January 2018 and will last 6 months as per usual practice at the Council of the EU. Before Bulgaria...
January 12, 2018 Moldova: EU project approves 32 grants for businesses funded by migrant remittances The Moldova-based, EU-funded ‘PARE 1+1’ programme has announced the approval of 32 grant applications submitted by companies created by Moldovan migrants or their relatives. According to estimates, about 90 new jobs will be created thanks to these new grants and cumulative investments in the national...
January 12, 2018 Latest opportunities from 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. Do you care about the environment and want to gain experience in the field of energy? You might...
January 11, 2018 EU4Energy: Energy Community to assist Georgia in gas market reform On 9 January, the Energy Community Secretariat launched another technical assistance project in Tbilisi, Georgia, under the EU4Energy Governance Project. The project will contribute to opening the gas market, attracting investments and increasing the security of gas supply in Georgia. A new draft natural...
January 11, 2018 Armenia: EU-supported video shows first solar-powered bus stops in Yerevan The European Union has supported the creation of the first solar-powered bus stops in the Armenian capital Yerevan. A video released by the EU Delegation to Armenia shows how citizens can now charge their mobile phones while waiting for a bus in the city. Each solar-powered bus stop can fully charge...
January 11, 2018 EU supports local energy efficiency and infrastructure projects in Ukraine Ukrainian local authorities can benefit from European Union assistance for implementing infrastructure and energy efficiency projects as part of the Ukraine Municipal Infrastructure Programme (UMIP). With total funding of €400 million, the UMIP provides financing for municipal infrastructure projects...
January 10, 2018 Apply now to participate in Model EU simulation exercise in Ukraine Applications are now open for the ‘Model EU’ simulation exercise, organised by the European Union, to be held in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv between 29 March and 1 April. In the exercise, participants will be able to try out the roles of both Ministers of the EU Council and Members of the European Parliament...
January 10, 2018 Video reveals how EU-funded programme helps unlock potential of Armenian cheese-makers The European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) in Armenia has presented a short video about the potential for the production of high quality cheese in the country. The video illustrates how the programme has supported cheese production facilities in six Armenian communities...
January 10, 2018 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum announces new call for proposals Members of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) are invited to submit their applications in response to the 4th Call for Proposals recently announced by the Forum’s Secretariat. The call is part of the EaP CSF re-granting scheme. Applicants are encouraged to develop proposals that would...
January 10, 2018 Georgia: EU supports modernisation of Enguri hydro power plant On 10 January, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced the allocation of a €28 million loan for the modernisation and rehabilitation of the Enguri hydro power plant, the largest electricity supplier in Georgia. An additional €7 million grant was allocated by the European Union...
December 27, 2017 Small businesses in Armenia: business environment improved but key challenges remain Policies to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have recently improved in Armenia, but key challenges remain and pose obstacles for the development and internationalisation of SMEs, an EU-supported report on ‘Monitoring SME policy reforms in Armenia’, produced under the...
December 27, 2017 EU expands its support to local economic development in Belarus The European Union has launched a new project in Belarus to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises across the country over the next three years. It is expected that the project will generate new jobs for vulnerable and excluded segments of the population by equipping them with the support...