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Armenian-Georgian partnerships report on their achievements in implementing joint grant projects

July 21, 2016

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 under the Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme.

Mr. Tengiz Shergelashvili, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, GIZ representative Mr. Karsten Posse, Deputy Head of Operations, EU Delegation Georgia, Mr. Stephen Stork and Deputy Head of Kvemo Kartly Governor Mr. Nugzar Salia were amongst the honourable guests of the event.

Mr. Tengiz Shergelashvili, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, officially opened the event, highlighted the importance of cross-border impact and expressed gratitude to the EaPTC Support Programme.

"Not giving too much away already, I can say that early indicators are positive, and show already that EaPTC's approach of bringing together local government, civil society and communities to solve common regional problems is a working, and winning formula" , - underlined Mr. Stephen Stork, Deputy Head of Operations, EU Delegation Georgia.

The project-implementing teams received a unique opportunity for to share preliminary results of their joint activities and highlight projects’ impact on various aspects of local development of the neighboring regions in Armenia and Georgia.

We started from scratch, now we have 9 functioning projects. We have success stories and we have challenges that we need to overcome jointly”, - underlined Mr. Alexei Sekarev, EaPTC Team Leader.

A similar event will be held in Yerevan on July 26, 2016.

The EU-funded Armenia-Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme (EaPTC) has been in operation since September 2015. It comprises altogether 9 joint cross-border projects between Armenian and Georgian partners focusing on local economic development, environment protection and people-to-people contacts in culture, education and sports.


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