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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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EU prioritises digital transformation for Eastern Partnership beyond 2020

23 March 2020
Supporting a resilient digital transformation is one of the five priorities highlighted in the European Commission’s proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020, released on 18 March. According to the European Commission, a strong digital presence in the EU’…
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Eastern Partnership: new policy objectives for beyond 2020

18 March 2020
On 18 March, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (EU High Representative) have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening…
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Deadline extension: 14 extra days to apply for scholarship to attend the Eastern Partnership European School

16 March 2020
The European Union has extended the application deadline by two weeks, until 28 March 2020, for students aged 16-17 from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, who want to deepen their knowledge of Europe and the EU and attend the Eastern Partnership European…
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How does the EU support women entrepreneurs? – new info cards on business opportunities in the Eastern Neighbourhood

04 March 2020
The ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project has developed information cards explaining how the EU supports women entrepreneurs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The interactive web cards are designed in a question-and-answer format and can easily be embedded in…
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EU announces new scholarships for students to attend the Eastern Partnership European School

21 January 2020
A new call for scholarships is now open for students aged 16-17 from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine who want to deepen their knowledge of Europe and the European Union. Applications can be submitted until 14 March 2020. The scholarship programme is…
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Journalists and bloggers from the Eastern Neighbourhood visit Estonia and Finland

16 December 2019
On 9-13 December, a group of 30 journalists and social media bloggers from six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) visited Estonia, where they met with the country’s high-level officials and local media. The aim of this press trip…
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Eastern Partnership: Young journalists and online influencers discuss strategic communication and the role of independent media

11 December 2019
Around 200 young media professionals, online media influencers, civil society activists, and EU officials met in Helsinki, Finland, on 11-12 December for the “Stronger Together - Eastern Partnership Media Conference" organised by the Finnish Presidency, with the support of the European Commission…
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Tool for assessment of civil society in Eastern partner countries presented in Brussels

05 December 2019
On 3 December, a presentation of the new CSO Meter for civil society organisations (CSOs) took place in Brussels. The CSO Meter is a new tool to monitor and assess the environment in which CSOs operate in the EU’s six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic…
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Commissioner Várhelyi discusses future of Eastern Partnership with civil society representatives

05 December 2019
On 5 December, the EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, participated in the Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum “EaP4EU: Joining forces for a win-win partnership” in Brussels. The forum brought together over 200 civil society…