Strengthening Sustainable and Digital Trade Routes and Logistics Concepts between Eastern Partnership Countries and with the EU (EasTnT)

The project targets closer economic integration of Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries with each other and the EU, leveraging strengthened cooperation among key stakeholders in trade routes and logistics. The approach is built on enhancing digital and sustainable practices within the transport and logistics sectors, aligning with EU standards and fostering regional collaboration. The project is funded by Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Project Objectives:

  • Applied examples for the development of sustainable (green) logistics are available to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Additional elements of digital border management have been introduced by border agencies in the Eastern Partnership countries.
  • Digital and sustainable solutions for business, transport and logistics processes are increasingly established in companies related to the transport and logistics sectors.

Thematic Priorities and Activities:

  • Green transport and logistics: It selects, plans and implements demonstration projects that focus on climate-friendly transport solutions. This supports the development of climate and environmentally friendly logistics and thus makes a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Cross – border transport: For the cross-border movement of goods in the EaP countries, the project supports digital solutions in customs authorities as well as cooperation between customs authorities through the mutual exchange of experience between the countries and EU member states.
  • Strong SMEs: The project also promotes small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in transport, trade and logistics through training, further education and training in the use of digital and climate-friendly solutions.

Project Information

Contact: Torben Heinemann,

Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine (Eastern Partnership)

Duration: 02/2024 – 01/2026

Funder: Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation Development (BMZ)

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political Partners:

  • Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia
  • Ministry of Digital Development and Transport of Azerbaijan
  • Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
  • State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova
  • Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine

Further Links: 

10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport