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6Sep
Ratifying the Paris Agreement: An important step for Armenia, a big step for the environment
Ratifying the Paris Agreement: An important step for Armenia, a big step for the environment

During the last 300 years, since the industrial revolution, levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases have steeply risen in the atmosphere.

1Aug
Who are the modern superheroes?
Who are the modern superheroes?

Modern superheroes do not wear tight pants and flamboyant mantles, they do not bend steel or read minds; they tackle poverty, fight for equal health access, and keep people healthy by crowdfunding for safe drinking water

30Jun
Disaster risk reduction in Armenia: Launch of DIPECHO IV
Disaster risk reduction in Armenia: Launch of DIPECHO IV

The disaster risk reduction programmes of the European Union are implemented to reduce the impact of natural disasters in particularly vulnerable areas.

17Dec
Disaster Risk Reduction Conference
Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

The 3rd ‘Public Awareness as a cornerstone of disaster risk reduction and sustainable development’ conference took place on 15-16 December 2015 in Yerevan.

21Oct
Official closing of DIPECHO III in Armenia
Official closing of DIPECHO III in Armenia

The close out event of the “Disaster Risk Reduction in Armenia” programme (DIPECHO Phase III) took place on 19 October 2015.

29Sep
EU awards contracts to grant winners
EU awards contracts to grant winners

The EU received 40 project proposals following its Armenia-Georgia call for proposals for joint cross-border projects.

17Sep
Launch of an automated groundwater monitoring well in Aknashen
Launch of an automated groundwater monitoring well in Aknashen

The EU-funded “Environmental Protection of International River Basins” (EPIRB) project conducted training and opened a modern, electronic groundwater monitoring well in the village of Aknashen in Ararat valley on 14-15 September.

22Jun
Vayk chooses energy efficiency
Vayk chooses energy efficiency

The town of Vayk, together with Habitat for Humanity Armenia, celebrated the European Union’s Sustainable Energy Week on 19 June 2015.

14Apr
International workshop with the support of the EU
International workshop with the support of the EU

An international meeting is taking place in Yerevan on 14-16 April 2015.

27Feb
EU contributes to “Jerm Ojakh” programme
EU contributes to “Jerm Ojakh” programme

On 26 February the Armenia-wide housing finance programme for energy-efficient renovation, “Jerm Ojakh”, began in Yerevan.

29Dec
An EU grant for environment
An EU grant for environment

On 19 December a loan and grant agreement was signed between the Ministry of Finance and EBRD.

22Dec
EU-supported waste-water treatment plant
EU-supported waste-water treatment plant

A press on-site visit was organised on a new water-waste mechanical treatment plant in Jermuk.

26Nov
The environment is an EU priority
The environment is an EU priority

On 19 November representatives of the EU Delegation to Armenia, the Armenian Ministry of Agriculture, “Hayantar” State Non-Commercial Organisation and WWF Armenia attended the Gugarq forest enterprise in Lori province. It is one of two forest enterprises that have undergone transformation to contribute to climate change-resistant forests. Forest tr...

23Oct
Support for disaster risk reduction
Support for disaster risk reduction

On 13 October the “Disaster Risk Reduction in Armenia (DIPECHO III)” project was launched in Yerevan, funded by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). The project is implemented by the Armenian Red Cross Society, Oxfam Armenia and Save the Children, in collaboration with the Armenian Ministries of Emergency Situations...

22Aug
Support to Innovative Agriculture
Support to Innovative Agriculture

A concluding event for the EU-funded project called “Support to Rural Development in Aragatsotn Region” was held in Arayi on 11 August 2014. The event was organised by the “Green Lane” agricultural assistance NGO, in cooperation with the international organisation “Action Against Hunger”. The project was launched in January 2013 and ended on 7 J...

20Aug
Forest Transformation in Armenia
Forest Transformation in Armenia

An awareness-raising and educational event was held for the pupils and teachers of the Koghb art school on 6 August 2014 within the framework of the EU-funded project called “Forest Transformation”. The school is situated on land belonging to the Noyemberyan Forest Enterprise of “Hayantar” SNCO (Tavush marz). The aim of the event was to present EU...

14Aug
Local Economic Development model for Spitak
Local Economic Development model for Spitak

On 5 August a presentation on a Local Economic Development (LED) model for Spitak and its neighbouring communities took place in Spitak, Lori marz. The event was organised by the Armenian Young Women Association (AYWA) within the framework of the project called “Social and Economic Empowerment of Women in Armenia”, financed by the European Union. ...

10Jul
Exchange visit to Arayi community
Exchange visit to Arayi community

On 3 July an exchange visit to the community of Arayi was organised within the framework of the “Support to Rural Development in Aragatsotn Marz” project. The event was organised by “Green Lane” Agricultural Assistance NGO together with its partner organisation ACF International. The goal of this exchange visit was to underline the importance of wo...

9Jun
Support to Democratic Government in Armenia
Support to Democratic Government in Armenia

The launching ceremony of the “Support to Democratic Governance in Armenia” (SDGA) project took place on 3 June. The project is to be implemented by the British Council in cooperation with the Civic Development and Partnership Foundation, and the Grand Thornton and Thomson Foundation. Head of the EU Delegation in Armenia, Traian Hristea, spoke on t...

23May
Roundtable on food security in the South Caucasus
Roundtable on food security in the South Caucasus

A roundtable discussion entitled “Improving regional food security in the South Caucasus through national strategies and smallholder production” was organised within the framework of Europe Day Information Week. Margarita Hakobyan, Country Director of Oxfam Armenia, opened discussion by giving an overview of her organisation, its main goals and obj...

19May
International Climate Change Day conference
International Climate Change Day conference

On 15 May 2014, an international conference on EU-Eastern Partnership (EaP) Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) cooperation in addressing climate change took place at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NAS). The conference was aimed at evolving collaboration between the EU and EaP member countries in the fields of science and innovat...

6Mar
Armenian farmers for food safety
Armenian farmers for food safety

On 28 February 2014, the EU and Oxfam launched the four-year regional “Improving Regional Food Security in South Caucasus through National Strategies and Smallholder Production” project in Yerevan. This new initiative will contribute to the improvement of food security and nutrition in Armenia and prevent possible food crises, while promoting local...

12Nov
Call for Proposals (second phase)
Call for Proposals (second phase)

The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Small Grants Programme in Armenia opens a call for project proposals in the framework of the “Strengthening Environmental Governance by Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations” project, funded by the European Union, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and delivered b...

29Jul
Improving Yerevan’s water supply infrastructure
Improving Yerevan’s water supply infrastructure

Yerevan’s water supply is going to be improved through financial support from the European Union – a EU grant of €5.5 million and a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) amounting to €5.4 million. The official signing of the project, which took place on 19 July 2013, was hosted by the Prime Minister of the Republic o...

23Mar
Waste Governance in Armenia
Waste Governance in Armenia

Armenia, together with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine (the ENPI-East region), has expressed a desire to improve its waste-management legal and institutional frameworks, and to develop investments to provide enhanced waste-management service. In response, the European Union has worked with the countries of the region to de...

23Mar
New study in the field of wood-processing in Armenia: SMEs to focus on artisan niche products
New study in the field of wood-processing in Armenia: SMEs to focus on artisan niche products

A survey of the private wood-processing sector by the EU ENPI Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) project revealed a number of challenges faced by the small and medium enterprises (SME) in the forest sector. These included underdeveloped and insecure markets due to low incomes among rural populations, seasonality, poor access to developed ...