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August 17, 2017 Culture and Creativity programme highlights top cultural developments in the Eastern Neighbourhood From a camp for young Georgian and Armenian composers that has just started in the Armenian town of Dilijan, to the Euro Tolerance festival which will take place in Baku in October and the culture days of Azerbaijan in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, there have been plenty of recent cultural developments...
August 17, 2017 EU’s Clima East project helps preserve Belarusian peatlands Fighting climate change, preventing soil degradation and peat fires and preserving biodiversity of peatlands were just a few of the topics discussed during a workshop organised by the EU-funded project Clima East in the “Sporauski” biological reserve in Belarus on 15 August. The seminar gathered representatives...
August 16, 2017 Covenant of Mayors runs questionnaire on the needs of its signatories in Eastern Partner countries The EU-funded Covenant of Mayors East (CoM East) initiative for climate and energy will be asking its potential beneficiaries which events and activities are of interest to them in 2017-2018. An online questionnaire will be open between 15 August and 15 September and should serve as a tool to identify...
August 16, 2017 EU project helps kindergarten in Moldova switch to green technologies and save costs and energy Around 270 children from Povestea kindergarten in the city of Nisporeni in the Republic of Moldova have been using hot water heated by solar collectors, thanks to the EU-funded two-year Energy and Biomass project, which assists with the switch to green technologies in the country. The project helped...
August 14, 2017 Register now for the 2nd EU-supported E-infrastructure Conference in Minsk Policy makers, researchers, students and IT experts are invited to take part in the Second Eastern Partnership E-Infrastructure Conference, which will take place in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on 27-28 September. The event will serve as a platform for collaboration on policy and research and support...
August 14, 2017 EU helps Azerbaijan learn from educational system reform in Estonia Officials from the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan will visit Estonia on 25-27 September to learn about the country’s experience with introducing a qualification framework into its educational system. The event is organised by the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the European...
August 14, 2017 Belarus: EU helps Braslaŭ to become climate neutral The Belarusian city of Braslaŭ is to become the first climate neutral municipality in the country. Thanks to an EU-funded project, the local authorities and an NGO have installed five new lighting devices on solar panels and replaced 54 sodium lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps in the historical...
August 2, 2017 €105 million available for clean energy research under Horizon 2020 Applicants still have until 7 September to submit project proposals aiming to demonstrate innovative renewable energy technologies under the EU’s Horizon 2020 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy' Work Programme. The total available budget is €105 million, divided between the following nine topics of...
August 2, 2017 EU bank agrees loan to upgrade water supply in Georgia The European Investment Bank (EIB) has directly financed a company in Georgia for the first time. The EU bank will provide a €21.47 million long-term loan to Tbilisi’s water utility – Georgian Water and Power (GWP) – to support its water and wastewater infrastructure development programme. The loan will...
July 28, 2017 Latest opportunities from the Eastern Neighbourhood EU NEIGHBOURS east has selected exclusive new opportunities for citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. This time, the focus is on energy and environment! The International Energy Charter Secretariat is currently offering research fellowships...
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