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EU to organise biggest online hackathon for solutions against coronavirus crisis

02 April 2020
Tech activists from the six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) are invited to take part in the international hackathon ‘The Global Hack’ to find solutions to problems caused by the coronavirus crisis. The EU-supported event is…
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Cybercrime and coronavirus: Warning from EU project

01 April 2020
The EU-funded ‘CyberEast’ project has issued a warning about cyber threats during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the project, at a time when we all rely more than ever on computer systems, mobile devices and the internet, there is evidence that malicious actors are exploiting these…
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Medical workers in eastern Ukraine receive equipment to fight COVID-19

01 April 2020
The EU-funded programme provided medical workers from the Emergency Medical Care Centre in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region with one hundred sets of personal protective equipment for ambulance teams. In addition seventy litres of highly concentrated antiseptic liquid have been delivered to…
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EU grant competition in response to COVID-19 outbreak in Georgia

01 April 2020
The EU has launched a grant competition in Georgia in response to the new challenges faced by the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition is organised within the Eastern Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development, and will close on 6 April. Grant proposals should…
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EU project presents online collaboration tools for civil society organisations in Eastern Neighbourhood

31 March 2020
The EU project ‘Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility’ has put together a list of digital tools that can help civil society organisations in Eastern partner countries to collaborate virtually. The list contains a series of webinars on the most used tools and solutions for distant work,…
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Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners

30 March 2020
As part of the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission stands by Eastern partner countries and has reallocated €140 million for the most immediate needs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. In addition, the Commission will also…
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CONNECT University offers free online sessions on all things digital

30 March 2020
CONNECT University is offering a number of free online sessions on various topics in the digital field.  The sessions are compiled in a playlist, which includes workshops by experts on cybersecurity, disinformation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, circular economy…
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EU issues statement on continuous human rights violations in eastern Ukraine

30 March 2020
On 27 March, the EU Spokesperson announced that according to the latest report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the practice of arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees in eastern Ukraine continues. The OHCHR report…
The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

27 March 2020
" COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a…
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EU supports Georgia in producing 40,000 medical gowns in response to COVID-19

26 March 2020
A Georgian medical textile company produced 40,000 medical gowns in one week, after purchasing 12 additional sewing machines with support from the EU project ‘Clusters 4 Development’. With a total of 18 sewing machines, the company can now meet the high demand for surgical gowns in Georgia, and…