Take part in our energy efficiency competition and win a prize!
Running until 25th March, the contest features the #EU4Energy “Babushka”, sharing valuable tips and tricks about how to save energy and money by being more energy efficient.
Participants are invited to post their own energy efficiency tips and tricks in the comments section underneath each Babushka tip. It can be something they have learned at school, work, or at home, or picked up from a book, a friend or parent. Any piece of advice or tip that shows how to consume less energy can be posted.
Open to citizens from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, ten prizes will be awarded in total, with the first prize of a virtual reality headset.
This #EU4Energy competition is organised by the EU4Energy communication project, financed by the European Union.
For more information: http://bit.ly/2Ep9yyF
EU4Energy Governance supports energy reforms in Georgia
Over the last 10 months, the EU4Energy Governance project, financed by the EU, has worked together with the Georgian authorities to ensure progress in the energy sector.
This cooperation has resulted in the development of seven draft legal acts in the areas of energy efficiency, electricity and gas. Other results have included the organisation of two high-level policy talks, on reforms in energy efficiency and on electricity and gas markets. Additionally, around 200 officials have improved their knowledge and capacity to implement energy reforms.
The EU4Energy Governance project helps to improve the legislation of Georgia’s energy sector in line with the EU and the Energy Community Treaty’s obligations in the field of connectivity, energy efficiency, competitiveness, good governance and better regulation. Citizens of Georgia are the end beneficiaries of improved energy security, supply, connectivity and energy efficiency, as well as of the increased use of renewable energy.
EU4Energy photo competition: The future of energy
Take part in the #EU4Energy photo competition between 17th and 23rd June for the chance to win an electric scooter.
Who can participate?
The contest is open to citizens over the age of 18 from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine.
How to participate?
What does the future of energy look like? Will it be solar and wind energy, or maybe sustainable biomass and hydropower? Or is the future to be more efficient in how we use energy?
We invite you to share your photos showing how the transition to the future of energy is already happening where you live - solar panels, wind farms, sustainable energy sources such as biomass and hydropower, electric cars and scooters, energy efficient homes and appliances. Look around and share your vision with us!
You can participate in the competition by:
1. Submitting your photo directly on our site by clicking the “Upload your photo” button.
2. Posting your photo with the hashtag #EU4Energy on your own Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account.
3. Posting your photo with the hashtag #EU4Energy on your own Facebook, Instagram stories and tagging @euneighbourseast page.
The competition runs until 18:00 (CEST) on 23rd June. Up to three entries are permitted per applicant.
What are the prizes?
Up to 10 prizes will be awarded to winners based on jury selection and online voting. A grand prize of an electric scooter will be awarded to the most popular photograph.
This #EU4Energy photo competition is organised by the EU4Energy communications project as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week and is financed by the European Union.
Georgian Shilda winery announced winner of the EU Sustainable Energy Award for Eastern Partnership
The European Union has announced the winner of the EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern partnership at the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 18 June. The winner of the first edition of the Award is the energy efficient Shilda winery from Georgia.
Founded in 2014, the Shilda winery is located in Kakheti – the principal region of viniculture in Georgia. By participating in the Caucasus Energy Efficient Program (Energocredit Georgia), supported by the European Union and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the company started using an energy efficient eco-friendly wine production process making it the first environmentally friendly wine producer in the region. Nowadays the winery consumes 60% less energy and saves more than €60,000 annually on its energy bills.
The first edition of EU Sustainable Energy Award for EaP received more than 50 entries from 6 countries covering an impressive range of creative high-impact solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy use for the benefit of communities and business. The jury selected 6 finalists among which: Biomass Heating Solutions for Rural Development (Armenia), Development of Renewable Energy Sources in Novogrudok District (Belarus), Biomass and energy efficiency at Prichindel kindergarten in Busila (the Republic of Moldova), Georgian Vine and Wine Company LTD - Shilda Winery (Georgia), Reducing Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions in Dolyna (Ukraine), Higher Engineering Training for Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Development (Ukraine).
The selected 6 finalists participated in a public vote that was held online over the course of two weeks from 28 April – 9 May 2019. All the votes have been counted and verified. The valid votes were combined with the votes of the jury to determine the final winner.
The EU Sustainable Energy Award for Eastern Partnership Countries is part of EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 (EUSEW) and was, for the first time, extended to the 6 Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). The award recognises inspiring EU-supported energy efficient and renewable energy projects that directly help citizens and communities save energy or switch to sustainable sources.
For more information: http://bit.ly/2KYV25C
The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
More information on: www.EU4Energy.eu
Georgian writer wins EU Prize for Literature
The famous Georgian writer, blogger and advertising copywriter Beqa Adamashvili has become a winner of the EU Prize for Literature. The prize recognises outstanding new and emerging literary talents across Europe.
Adamashvili graduated from Caucasus University’s Faculty of Journalism and Social Science and made his literary debut in 2009 with short stories published on electronic platforms. In 2014, Adamashvili released his debut novel “Bestseller”, which eventually went on to become a local bestseller.
Critics claim that Adamashvili is one of the most creative-minded writers of contemporary Georgian literature. Alongside his writing, he works as creative director for an advertising company.
The European Union Prize for Literature aims to put a spotlight on the creativity and diverse wealth of Europe's contemporary literature in the field of fiction, to promote the circulation of literature within Europe and to encourage greater interest in non-national literary works. The prize is funded by the European Commission under its Creative Europe programme.
So far, the EU Prize for Literature has rewarded 108 authors from 41 countries during its decade of existence. Last year, the EU Prize for Literature celebrated its 10th Anniversary with the ‘European stories’ short story contest, open to all previous laureates. Entering its new cycle, the Prize is introducing its first ever laureates from Georgia and Ukraine.
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Energy, transport and water diplomacy are outlined as an important vector of Turkmen – Korean cooperation
Following its foreign course, Turkmenistan focuses on three main directions – energy, transport and water diplomacy, the President of Turkmenistan said at the talks with the Head of the Republic of Korea. The selection of these priorities is not occasional, all of these are important component of global strategies and concepts, which have been adopted by the UN and aimed at sustainable development.
It was mentioned that targeted work for creation of fundamentally new international legal mechanism, which is to provide balance in the relations between producers, transporters and consumers of energy, is carried out under the U by the proposal of Turkmenistan.
Our country consider transport sphere as an important directions of joint efforts of the members of the world community. The first global UN Forum on sustainable transport, which outlined the main directions of development of international relations in this sector, was held by the initiative of Turkmen side in Ashgabat in November 2016. Based on the decisions taken during the forum, Turkmenistan makes and develops new transit corridors together with different states. In this regards, the gratitude for support of this activity has been expressed to the Head of the Republic of Korea.
Turkmenistan pays great attention to the environment protection emphasizing the subjects of protection and rational use of water resources in global and regional scale. Speaking of the position of our country in water range of issues in Central Asia, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that solution of relative problems has to be implemented on the base of international law taking into account the interests of all Central Asian countries under wide support of international organizations. This is the meaning of modern water diplomacy, about which Turkmenistan said at the World Water Forum in Tegu, South Korea in April 2015 for the first time.
It was mentioned that energy, transport, water resources and ecology ae the subjects, which can be efficiently elaborated by the sides under the Forum on cooperation of Central Asian countries and the Republic of Korea. This forum, which was made by the initiative of Korean side more than 10 years ago, is an actual platform for the implementation of the projects of multilateral partnership in the region. Our country highly appreciates the contribution of the Republic of Korea to the development of regional cooperation in Central Asia, Turkmen leader highlighted.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan