15/10/21: CfP Leveraging the power of civil society

The Federal Foreign Office provides funding for civil society projects with Russia and Eastern Partnership countries.

15/10/21: CfP Leveraging the power of civil society

For 2022, the Federal Foreign Office is once again searching for organisations that wish to engage as partners of governance within the framework of its programme “Expanding Cooperation with Civil Society in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia”. The programme targets a broad range of actors, and its regional orientation gives rise to considerable potential for activities. Read more

Report: Policies for human capital development: Eastern Partnership

Report: Policies for human capital development: Eastern Partnership: an ETF Torino Process assessment by Deij

The present regional report for the Eastern Partnership is the result of the fifth round of the Torino Process (2018-2020). The report coincides with the planning for the Eastern Partnership post-2020 policy framework and aims to provide a solid basis for regional policy dialogue between the EU and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine on human capital development issues. It is designed to support medium- to longer-term strategic thinking in VET, looks into the regional aspects of education outcomes, and discusses commonalities while respecting the differences between the countries of the region. The report provides a summary of key policy updates, data and information, including an overview of countries’ progress against key EU benchmarks and donor contributions to human capital in the region. Read more

28/06/21: V4-EaP-WB Virtual Seminar: Youth Digital Inclusivness

The event will provide space for youth workers and youth activists from the Visegrad Group countries, the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans to share experiences, establish contacts and discuss issues related to digital inclusion of young people.

Conference – Symposium – Forum
30 June 2021 | online, Poland

The event will provide space for youth workers and youth activists from the Visegrad Group countries, the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans to share experiences, establish contacts and discuss issues related to digital inclusion of young people. Read more

25-27/8/21: BB Summer School of Evaluation in Social Policies

The BB Summer School takes place on 25-27/8/21 as part of the Bridging Function of the European Centre. It aims to enhance skills and knowledge in commissioning and/or conducting social policy-oriented Monitoring and Evaluation projects and programmes. The BB Summer School will stimulate an interactive, participatory, and reflective learning among the participants and it will bring together professionals to exchange and enhance their knowledge and expertise in Monitoring and Evaluation, and to contribute to regional cooperation for European integration by:

Capacity building, by enhancing knowledge and sharing information on the state-of-the-art research and policy practice.

Facilitating the exchange of experiences among participants. Interactive, hands-on working groups, and practical exercises will foster peer learning.

Developing ideas and proposals for real world projects, which can contribute to strengthening the Monitoring and Evaluation approaches in the European region.

BB Summer School targets professionals working particularly in or with Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries.

Registration is now open for the call for applications for the virtual BB Summer School. Deadline for applications:exted to 10 May 2021 (closed);

Report: Coping with COVID-19: mapping education and training responses to the health crisis in ETF partner countries

Report: Coping with COVID-19: mapping education and training responses to the health crisis in ETF partner countries by the European Training Foundation

This report focuses on how 27 countries neighbouring the European Union (EU) are coping with [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 in the field of education and training, as part of the #learningconnects campaign. The report includes information about countries from South Eastern Europe and Turkey, the Eastern Partnership and Russia, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, and Central Asia on: (1) support for teachers and trainers through multiple channels; (2) access to internet and outreach measures considering equality, opportunities and digital literacy; (3) decisions regarding examinations, certification and validation; (4) school autonomy in organising digital and online learning; and (5) addressing vocational education and training beyond general education subjects. Read more

Journal Article: The European Union’s ‘Potential We’ between Acceptance and Contestation

Journal Article: The European Union’s ‘Potential We’ between Acceptance and Contestation: Assessing the Positioning of Six Eastern Partnership Countries by Vieira

In this journal article, Vieira analyses the European neighbourhood policy and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) from the perspective of social identity theory.  Drawing on the framing analysis of strategic documents and statements, which identifies eight distinct themes, the contribution ascertains three different patterns of EaP states’ interaction with the EU: Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine accepting the ‘EU’s potential we’, Armenia holding to the potential we, and Azerbaijan, as well as Belarus, contesting the potential we. Read more

17/6: EASPD Webinar: Covid-19 EU funding opportunities for non-EU Member States

This webinar aims to gather EU officials and EASPD members from the Western Balkans regions and the Eastern Partnership countries to present the main challenges faced by service providers, and the funding opportunities offered by the EU to address those needs.

The Coronavirus outbreak presents a major challenge to national, regional and local communities which are on the frontline in countering the disease. In the face of the COVID-19 virus, support service providers are taking their own actions to be able to continue to provide essential care & support services to those who need it most.

The COVID-19 crisis has a huge impact worldwide. While the EU has launched its own programmes for EU Member States, its solidarity also reaches the Western Balkans regions and the Eastern Partnership countries via the following measures:

This webinar aims to gather EU officials and EASPD members from the Western Balkans regions and the Eastern Partnership countries to present the main challenges faced by service providers, and the funding opportunities offered by the EU to address those needs.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 17 June 14h00-15h00 CEST. See Agenda here

Closed: 2020 grant competition launched for development cooperation projects in the EU’s Eastern Partnership & Central Asian countries

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is announcing a grant project competition “Support for development cooperation in recipient countries selected by the Republic of Latvia”.

The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is announcing a grant project competition “Support for development cooperation in recipient countries selected by the Republic of Latvia“. In this case, they are specific European Union Eastern Partnership countries – Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine – as well as the following countries in Central Asia – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Read more