Features - Armenia
The road to the European market
The economic development of the European Union’s neighbours is of interest both to those countries and to the EU itself. But business environments and practices in the EU and in its neighboring countries to the east are not the same. An EU-funded project is facilitating investments and ec...
Citizens want their public spaces back
In post-Soviet countries urban spaces are being radically transformed. Everything related to the socialist past has been renamed, ranging from streets to monuments. And every urban space has been filled with commercial activities. The centre of Yerevan today is the epitome of this free market &lsquo...
Interview with Andrea Matteo Fontana - Eastern Partnership supporting ‘homegrown’ reforms
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) initiative seeks to boost the EU’s relations with its eastern neighbours. The main goal is to support reforms in Eastern European countries and promote closer political association and economic integration with the EU. The EaP offers a range of tangible cooperatio...
Preserving a natural wonder
Lake Sevan has been fighting an uphill battle to cope with the problem of pollution for decades. Untreated sewage from towns and villages scattered along its borders has been flowing directly into the basin of this high-altitude natural wonder, creating a serious environmental problem. Sewage networ...
The better the metro system the happier the citizen…
For more than 30 years, the Yerevan metro infrastructure has been operational with almost no major capital rehabilitation. With no more than basic ongoing maintenance, the metro saw a significant deterioration of its assets. Thanks to the Yerevan Metro Rehabilitation Project co-fi nanced by the Eur...
Students without borders
Some of them go abroad to live independently or to improve their knowledge, others to establish contacts and to gain new friends. Most of them end up having the greatest experience of their life. Thousands of students every year join the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus programme, one of the most effi cien...
A faster and safer railway for Armenia
‘A faster and safer railway for Armenia’ - ENPI Info Centre feature on Rehabilitation of Railway between Tbilisi and Yerevan project Providing better, faster and safer railway services and connecting land-locked Armenia to its neighbours, while at the same time supportin...
This unique river needs protection
In a modern world where it is increasingly difficult to protect nature from human interference, a joint effort by neighbouring countries to combat pollution is of particular importance. Georgia has joined forces with Armenia and Azerbaijan in order to alleviate the negative impact of industr...
Rivers to bridge the Caucasus divide
The Kura River and its tributaries span a vast geographical area embracing, among others, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The EU-funded Kura River basin transboundary river management project aims to improve the quality of natural water resources and help the three South Caucasus countries preserve...
The People behind the Projects - Interview with Thibault Raisson - Better regulations for safer air travel in TRACECA Partners
The Civil Aviation Safety and Security Project, funded by the EU under the broader TRACECA Transport Programme, may focus on the details of standards and regulations, but ultimately it aims to help save lives in the air, according to Project Director Thibault Raisson. The project aims to improve ai...
The People behind the Projects - Interview with Rene Meeuws - TRACECA training: teaching the teachers to teach
Behind the development of modern transport infrastructures and services lay well-trained, qualified and competent staff . This is the target of the EU-funded project, Strengthening Transport Training institutes in the NIS, part of the broader TRACECA (Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia) program...
The People behind the Projects - Interview with Dr. Ashraf Hamed -TRACECA - IDEA - Transport
For an initiative as wide-ranging as the EU-funded TRACECA (Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia) programme, coordination is all-important. This is the role of the €6.6 million Regional Transport Dialogue and Networks Interoperability (IDEA) project, the current phase of which began in May ...
ECEILAW - Establishment of a Chair for European and International Law and Centre of European Law and Integration at Yerevan State University
Despite of orientation towards implementing democratic reforms andintegrating into Europe, Armenia’s higher education lacked appropriate infrastructure and basis. Project is targeted at fostering Europeanstudies and research on European Integration issues among allinterested parties. ...
Eastern Partnership – Questions and Answers
1. Why is the EU proposing the Eastern Partnership? Because the time is ripe to step up our relations with our Eastern neighbours. Events in the countries in Eastern Europe and in the Southern Caucasus affect the EU. Successive EU enlargements have brought these countries closer to the EU and...
Sustainable Integrated Land Use of the Eurasian Steppes
The steppe is a rare ecosystem; one of the rarest in Europe. It is sustained by insects, large animals, fire and the local climate. The last century saw the reduction of large animals and fire. Now the steppe needs to be stabilised through a combination of agricultural management and nature conserva...
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