EaPTC Moldova – Ukraine Awarded Grant Projects

Common Space for Creative and Cultural Industries

Objectives of the action

Overall objective of the project is to ensure the economic development of border areas through better and more efficient networking among the Cultural and Creative Industries players.                                                        

Specific objectives:

  • Stimulate cross-border and cross-regional networking activities between the creative industries professionals;
  • Increase the organisational and professional capacity of creative industries entities and creative industries intermediary organisations in the region;
  • Stimulate demand for creative industries services and products in the region.
Main activities

  • Mapping CCI organisations players;
  • Creating an online map and a marketplace for CCI;
  • Establishing summer schools for aspiring entrepreneurs;
  • Conducting training seminars in order to increase business competencies of CCI organisations;
  • Organising workshops and internships;
  • Collecting and promoting best practices;
  • Organising a series of open sessions;
  • Promotional support – creating a mutual demand on CCI services.

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Cross-border Network for Innovative Agriculture

Objectives of the action

Overall objective of the project is to develop a competitive agricultural sector through increased contacts between partners on both sides of the border.

Specific objectives:

  • Macroeconomic level: to increase the added value of the agricultural sector by carrying out key agricultural research aimed to introduce new types of crops for commercial cultivation suitable for the weather conditions in the target area, as well as to develop agriculture-related services. 
  • Sectoral level: to increase the bargaining power of the sector by creating an agricultural cluster; to develop better infrastructure in the agricultural sector; to improve management and technical tools in the agricultural sector; to explore the opportunities of the European market for local agricultural producers.
Main activities

  • Carrying out initial market study in order to get a detailed picture of the market: company profile (product list, production volume, infrastructure, employees: number and qualifications), main problems of the sector, information needed to perform on the market; 
  • Creating an agricultural cluster including companies from market research sample and other interested agricultural companies; in addition to agricultural producers, the cluster will include companies from related areas (trade, transportation, consulting services, financial services, legal services, food industry); 
  • Conducting research on the new agricultural conditions: soils and climate change in order to cultivate new agricultural crops with a higher economic potential; 
  • Publishing a monthly newsletter offering information about the market;
  • Developing a training programme for small and medium-sized producers on innovative technologies in agriculture, EU standardisation, applied management, marketing tools, thus enhancing competitiveness of agricultural sector; 
  • Creating online platform to identify local producers by their profile, to identify companies from related sectors and to identify market-related information, thus ensuring closer business link across the border;
  • Creating a Center for Innovative Agriculture where members of the cluster and other local producers will be able to use various equipment for improving their products in order to increase their potential on the European market. Output: Automatic amino acid analyser Monoblock - a convenient device for determining the quantitative and qualitative composition of amino acids in the protein hydrolysates and peptides, free amino acids determination in physiological solutions and extracts, as well as for determination of biogenic amines – equipment used for quality control.

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Developing a territorial early warning system for flood emergencies in the Prut river region (TEAWAS)

Objectives of the action

Overall objective of the project is to reduce the environmental, economic and social impact of natural disasters and hazards by timely notifying and informing citizens and public authorities.                                                        

Specific objectives:

  • To collaboratively design and pilot a new early warning system in flood-prone regions of the Prut river in Ukraine (UA) and Moldova (MD) that can be scaled up to national levels.
Main activities

  • Conducting feasibility study of the needs and requirements to implement an early warning system in Moldova and Ukraine;
  • Conducting market analysis of available early warning systems;
  • Piloting an early warning system in addressing flood emergencies and hazards in flood-prone communities of the Prut river region;
  • Communicating activities between Ukraine and Moldova that include volunteer training and exchange of best practices that will increase cross-border collaboration in emergency management and communication of the project;
  • Scale-up and lessons learned from the early warning system – adapting the system for use in other natural emergencies and hazards and in other regions of Ukraine and Moldova.

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Development of the Ukrainian-Moldavian cross-border production-scientific-educational cluster for processing of winemaking by-products

Objectives of the action

Overall objective of the project is to create a cross-border cluster for processing of winemaking by-products using the principles of inter-sectoral partnerships (business-science-education), innovation and sustainable development of border regions of Ukraine and Moldova.                                                         

Specific objectives:

  • To acknowledge the economic and social effectiveness of a cluster approach to processing of winemaking by-products for business, local authorities, local communities;
  • To encourage networking among the potential participants of the Ukrainian-Moldavian cross-border cluster for processing of winemaking by-products;
  • To ensure an exchange of good practice and training on innovative technologies in the field of processing of winemaking by-products;
  • To raise awareness about the diversification of energy sources and usage of winemaking by-products as alternative energy sources.
Main activities

  • Carrying out Conceptual and Economic feasibility study of effectiveness of a cluster approach to processing of winemaking by-products;
  • Elaborating Common strategy of the Ukrainian-Moldavian cross-border cluster for processing of winemaking by-products;
  • Conducting market study for several most promising winemaking by-products and elaboration of the  analytical report about the results of the study;
  • Preparing and publishing the brochure “Economic and social effectiveness and market opportunities of a cluster approach to processing of winemaking by-products in the Ukrainian-Moldavian cross-border region”; 
  • Organising cross-border conference and forum for presenting the social and economic feasibility of a cluster approach to processing of winemaking by-products;
  • Preparing the Statute and Memorandum of understanding among the potential participants of the Ukrainian-Moldavian cross-border cluster for processing of winemaking by-products;
  • Creating the web-site of the Ukrainian-Moldavian cross-border cluster for processing of winemaking by-products;
  • Organising a seminar regarding best practices exchange for processing and marketing of winemaking by-products;
  • Elaborating the study programme for the specialists in processing of winemaking by-products from cross-border region;
  • Organising study visits;
  • Conducting specific webinars between Ukraine and Moldova.

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Enhanced capacity for an efficient waste management in "Lower Danube" Euroregion area (CleanTown)

Objectives of the action

Overall objective of the project is to contribute to the creation of an integrated and efficient system of waste management and consequently better environmental protection of the Lower Prut and Lower Danube areas of Moldova and Ukraine.                                                        

Specific objectives:

  • To enlarge the existing cross-border partnerships and intensify the cooperation among local public authorities, environmental protection institutions, NGOs and other stakeholders from Moldova and Ukraine in the field of waste management;
  • Extend the waste collecting system in the partner municipalities and procure necessary equipment;
  • Awareness raising of the population inhabiting the region regarding the necessity to protect the environment and selective waste collection.
Main activities

  • Ensuring procurement of specific endowments for target municipalities aiming to improve waste management;
  • Conducting information/awareness activities to promote waste management systems with reduced environmental impact;
  • Promoting selective waste collecting in Valeni and Reni communities.

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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

Objectives of the action

Overall objective of the project is to contribute to the creation of better conditions for care leavers, from Moldova and Chernivtsi region (Ukraine), to develop their basic life skills.                                                        

Specific objectives:

  • To increase the capacity of care leavers, operators, civil society and local authorities, from Moldova and Chernivtsi region (Ukraine), to identify common problems and common solutions.
Main activities

  • Conducting a trans-border workshop for the specialists from LAs, and NGOs from both regions on the issue “Social inclusion of the care leavers”;
  • Organising a training course in non-formal education for the specialists;
  • Conducting a personal skills development training;
  • Organising a training course in Photo-voice;
  • Realising a photo-voice activity;
  • Conducting a trans-border seminar for care leavers;
  • Organising a cross-border forum “Common history, common cultural values”;
  • Publishing recommendations and proposals made by youths;
  • Organising a photo-voice exhibition;
  • Establishing a communication platform for care leavers;
  • Organising press conferences.

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Healthy way by upgraded cross-border sport infrastructure

Objectives of the action

Overall objective of the project is to develop sports infrastructure according to the European standards regarding population’s accessibility to facilities as to practice sports and providing possibilities to carry out national/international tournaments.                                                         

Specific objectives:

  • To improve cooperation between Ungheni and Novoselytsya City Halls and other governmental institutes, as well as with non-governmental stakeholders in promoting sport activities and healthy lifestyle;
  • To strengthen sports activities, interest and motivation by promoting and encouraging of cross-border cooperation between sports teams in frame of cross-border tournaments;
  • To encourage the continuous practice of physical and sporting activities for a large number of people from Ungheni and Novoselytsya cities.
Main activities

  • Coordinating the project;
  • Renovating Stadiums;
  • Promoting sports activities;
  • Organising sports tournaments;
  • Ensuring efficient communication and dissemination. 

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Increase of the emergency situations preparedness level of medical structures and population of the regions of Ukraine and Republic of Moldova

Objectives of the action

Overall objective of the project is to contribute to the preparedness to the emergency situations in the cross-border area of Bukovyna and Moldova.

Specific objectives:

  • To achieve a high level of preparedness of hospitals in the target area to the emergency situations;
  • To implement modern medicine technologies allowing to ensure a rapid response to the emergency situations in case of technogenic and natural hazards and disasters.
Main activities

  • Improving material and technical preparedness of medical structures to the emergency situations by establishing a centre for reception and diagnostics of the people affected by emergency situations in Chernivtsi, purchasing the diagnostic, reanimation and surgical equipment;
  • Improving informational preparedness of medical structures to the emergency situations by establishing telemedicine centres, web-portal and developing database; 
  • Increasing professional preparedness of medical structures and population to the emergency situations through a number of trainings and mobile application development.

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Joint Cycling for Active Youth Without Borders

Objectives of the action

Overall objective of the project is to ensure the joint formation of the culture of an active and a healthy lifestyle by strengthening cross-border links between youth, in particular, through the introduction, education and promotion of cycling and cross-border cycle touring; to popularise an active and healthy lifestyle with sports and without language, culture or border barriers.                                                         

Specific objectives:

  • To strengthen cross-border contacts between representatives of active youth, youth communities and organisations by creating cross-border network;
  • To promote active and healthy lifestyles by raising awareness about benefits of cycling;
  • To create a positive image of border regions of Ukraine and Republic of Moldova by increasing awareness about cross-border cycling travel opportunities;
  • To promote common sports events and meetings as means of bringing youth from the border regions together.
Main activities

Enhancing cooperation between Non-Government Youth Organizations and young people in order to raise awareness about travel opportunities that cycling brings and demonstrating the benefits and impact of an active lifestyle, in particular, by:

  • Managing special advertising campaign (video reels on TV, banners, promotion on radio, etc);
  • Conducting workshops in order to enhance the cycling experience for young people;
  • Creating a single portal (sport social network) for active youth from Ukraine and Republic of Moldova to highlight sport events, provide information on cycling possibilities and places of bicycle rent;
  • Organising cycle tours activities to promote cycling, cycle touring and a healthy lifestyle; 
  • Developing Odessa-Chisinau cross-border cycle route, assembling the equipment for bikes (bicycle parking constructions);                                             
  • Promoting and enabling best EU practices.

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Joint Opportunities in Business for Youth (JOBs for Youth)

Objectives of the action

Overall objective of the project is to expand the process of the cross-border cooperation between Republic of Moldova and Ukraine by supporting young people to initiate innovative business activities with strong social and economic cross-border impact. 

Specific objectives:

  • To harmonise the theoretical knowledge of the young people with practical skills to meet economic and innovative necessities in cross-border area;
  • To increase the access of young entrepreneurs from cross-border area to new international financing opportunities;
  • To create new job opportunities and self-employment prospects.
Main activities

  • Conducting cross-border capacity building trainings and organising know-how exchange activities; 
  • Strengthening the capacities in small and medium-sized enterprises development, and internationalising existing Business Support Consultants in both countries;
  • Organising trainings in Moldova and Ukraine, and identifying/developing new partnerships links;
  • Developing an e-business platform for on-line consultation and business plan elaboration;
  • Organising a business plan competition;
  • Conducting Pitch trainings;
  • Participating in local and global Seed Forums;
  • Developing and disseminating project's promotional and information materials;
  • Promoting the project on the e-business platform and on the partner web-pages;
  • Indentidying and promoting success stories.

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