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June 3, 2020 European Training Foundation launches Innovation and Skills Award In May, the European Training Foundation (ETF) launched the Innovation and Skills Award. The aim of the award is to identify examples of good practice in the development of digital competences. The competition is open to all vocational schools, universities, training centres and providers. Candidates...
June 3, 2020 EU develops communication guide to help civil society organisations during COVID-19 To help civil society organisations face the challenges around communications and COVID-19, the EU Delegation to Ukraine has developed a guide with templates, messages and tips. The guide covers the following topics: crisis communications; promotion of healthy behaviour; mobilisation of help; internal...
June 3, 2020 EU4Energy: Gas distribution tariff in Ukraine may cause unauthorised offtakes The national energy regulator of Ukraine, NEURC, may withdraw its earlier decision to increase the gas distribution tariffs in Ukraine. This may result in unauthorised offtakes of natural gas, weakening the financial stability of the new transmission system operator and putting gas sector reforms at...
May 29, 2020 EU launches new website showcasing over 160 active EU projects in Georgia On 29 May, the EU launched the website EU4Georgia.ge, which provides detailed information on over 160 active EU-funded projects in Georgia. The EU delivers over GEL 350 million (approximately €100 million) of assistance to Georgia every year in a wide array of areas, including economic and private sector...
May 29, 2020 EU supports adoption of inland waterway transport law in Ukraine During an online press briefing, the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Matti Maasikas, and the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Vladyslav Kryklii, discussed Ukraine’s progress in developing the inland waterway transport (IWT) law. The briefing was held ahead of the vote at the Ukrainian...
May 28, 2020 Belarus: EU concludes agreements on visa facilitation and readmission On 28 May, Council of the European Union adopted two decisions to conclude a visa facilitation agreement and a readmission agreement with Belarus. The visa facilitation agreement will make it easier and cheaper for Belarusian citizens travelling to the Schengen Area and EU citizens travelling to Belarus...
May 28, 2020 EU4Digital analyses best practices and priorities in eHealth for Eastern partner countries As part of its effort to facilitate the involvement of Eastern partner countries in relevant EU projects, programmes and initiatives, the EU4Digital eHealth team analysed the best practices available in the repository ‘European innovation partnership on active and healthy ageing’ (EIP on AHA). It also...
May 28, 2020 EU4Business-supported company provides food to 1,500 COVID-19 patients and housebound persons in Armenia The ‘EU4Business’ initiative has shared an article about an Armenian enterprise that previously increased its turnover by almost 80% and improved its sales by over 30% thanks to the programme ‘Advice for Small Businesses’. As a result of this assistance from the EU, today the company provides food, catering...
May 28, 2020 EU4Business launches COVID-19 Information Support platforms for businesses in Eastern Neighbourhood During the global coronavirus pandemic, the resilience of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has been put to the ultimate test. On 28 May, the ‘EU4Business’ initiative launched the COVID-19 Information Support platforms for SMEs in the Eastern Neighbourhood region. These platforms will combine all major...
May 27, 2020 Impact of COVID-19 on global energy security and clean energy transitions On 27 May, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its report World Energy Investment 2020. The report focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on energy security and clean energy transitions worldwide. According to the report, the pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy...
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