Water, sanitation and hygiene in Georgia: Standard implementation in a multiethnic population

Water, sanitation and hygiene in Georgia: Standard implementation in a multiethnic population

30 December 2019
“Once a week, sometimes twice, a car would come with water, and we stood in a line with our vessels. We might have got water, or maybe not. The water was arriving in cisterns for 28 years and was very expensive. Moreover, we had to carry water from far away to wash clothes or dishes, and this was…
How do regions reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what is the economic effect?

How do regions reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what is the economic effect?

20 December 2019
By joining the EU initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy’, Belarusian regions are innovating and improving their energy efficiency. But what did the modernisation of the public baths in Hlybokaje and the boiler facilities in Brest mean for the cities?
ClimateLaunchpad: Young inventors from Baku at the climate and energy start-up competition in Amsterdam

ClimateLaunchpad: Young inventors from Baku at the climate and energy start-up competition in Amsterdam

20 December 2019
This year, two young inventors from Azerbaijan reached the final of an international competition for cleantech start-ups, ClimateLaunchpad, held in Amsterdam in mid-November.
Yevhen’s story: how one young Ukrainian gained self-belief and capital to start his own business – thanks to EU4Youth

Yevhen’s story: how one young Ukrainian gained self-belief and capital to start his own business – thanks to EU4Youth

03 December 2019
Ukrainian Yevhen Fedyk wanted to start his own company. Entrepreneurship courses gave him confidence, and the grant he won became the starting capital. He received both within the framework of the EU4Youth programme, financed by the European Union.
How could an energy efficient medical centre look better and cost less?

How could an energy efficient medical centre look better and cost less?

29 November 2019
Located in Tbilisi, Innova Medical Centre became significantly more energy efficient thanks to grant support from the EU, which the company received as cashback through the EBRD’s Energocredit credit line from the bank Bank of Georgia. The medical centre now saves more than 50% of its energy,…
Success of one chicken mini-farm: EU4Youth gives new impetus to Yana’s business in Ukraine

Success of one chicken mini-farm: EU4Youth gives new impetus to Yana’s business in Ukraine

29 November 2019
A Ukrainian, Yana Barysheva, fled the war zone and started a small business on peaceful territory. Her participation in the EU4Yоuth programme: "Better Skills for Better Future" helped her small business to become more resilient.
"Connecting nature": Smart solutions for Yerevan with EU support

"Connecting nature": Smart solutions for Yerevan with EU support

22 November 2019
Thanks to a combination of the scientific potential, the latest technologies and foreign funds, measures are taken to solve environmental problems in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. Yerevan is one of 16 European cities for which such environmentally friendly solutions are being developed.
EU boosts eco-tourism and renewable energy in Armenia with new solar power plant

EU boosts eco-tourism and renewable energy in Armenia with new solar power plant

20 November 2019
Harnessing the potential of solar energy is vital for sunny countries like Armenia. Due to high energy tariffs, the majority of the population struggle to pay electricity and gas bills. Solar power is not widely used in Armenia but, because it is eco-friendly and helps to save money, it is…
EU supports Gagauz winery’s transition to renewable energy

EU supports Gagauz winery’s transition to renewable energy

15 October 2019
Producing wine for more than a century, Kara Gani Winery has turned a hobby into a business for the Cerven family. “We are the fifth generation to produce home wine. Gagauzia is a region famous for its good wines,” says the owner of Kara Gani Winery, Larisa Cerven. When deciding to open their own…
Ukrainian start-up Sirocco Energy develops a wind turbine for cities

Ukrainian start-up Sirocco Energy develops a wind turbine for cities

14 October 2019
Sirocco Energy’s Ukrainian team have developed a wind turbine that turns wind-power into energy, not in the middle of a field but where people need it, in cities. This could significantly accelerate Ukraine's movement towards cleaner energy.