TEAM EUROPE INITIATIVE FOR SYUNIK Recovery, resilience, development (R2D SYUNIK) - ADC co-financing

Contract partner: Diverse Träger Country: Armenien Funding amount: € 2.000.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2023 End: 31.12.2027

Short Description:

Overall goal

Contribute to enhanced recovery and resilience of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and sustainable, green small-scale community infrastructures in the region of Syunik, Armenia.

Expected results

1) Improved competitiveness and sustainability of the local private sector, following a gender equality approach

2) Improved availability of sustainable, green community infrastructures

3) Improved multi-stakeholder coordination for regional development in Syunik

Target group / Beneficiaries

Direct target groups of the Action are 635 individuals (equals 115 ADC), 680 businesses (equals 123 ADC), and 60 employees (equals 10 ADC) from the regional administration in Syunik, Armenia. Indirect target groups are the general population of Syunik (8000 people in 7 communities) as well as other businesses operating in the region.

No partner organisations are involved in the Contribution Agreement between the EU and ADA. Sub-contracting of specific outputs and activities will be explored during the Action's implementation period. Close coordination with other stakeholders in the region is foreseen via a coordination mechanism implemented in the framework of the Team Europe Initiative for Syunik.

The Action is taking place in the Syunik region in Armenia.


Activity 1.1.1 Perform the market system analysis and identify the sectors of support and potential gaps

Activity 1.1.2 Establish the partnerships with the existing SME development actors (for incubation and acceleration.)

Activity 1.1.3 Set up the grant scheme for start-ups and existing SMEs

Activity 1.1.4 Provide combined non-financial and financial support to start-ups

Activity 1.1.5 Support improvement and expansion of business activities (non-financial and financial support) for MSMEs

Activity 1.1.6 Facilitate provision of the business support services to start-ups and existing SMEs

Activity 1.2.1 Facilitate access to information and training for entrepreneurs on managerial skills, fiscal management, organisation development

Activity 1.2.2 Organize training/upskilling activities for employees and vulnerable groups on specific technical skills that may increase their possibilities for economic participation

Activity 1.2.3 Support the organization of networking activities of female entrepreneurs and women in business life

Activity 2.1.1 Set up the criteria for community infrastructure development initiatives according to ADA and EU guidelines

Activity 2.1.2 Identify the needs for community infrastructures rehabilitation in participatory manner

Activity 2.1.3 Develop the funding and procurement mechanism for implementation of the rehabilitation works

Activity 2.1.4 Select community infrastructure rehabilitation/ development initiatives for funding

Activity 2.1.5 Implement rehabilitation of the selected infrastructures

Activity 2.1.6 Facilitate capacity development measures for the relevant community staff for maintenance of the rehabilitated infrastructures

Activity 2.2.1 Identify and select the potential infrastructure projects

Activity 2.2.2 Elaborate the bankable project documentation for further strategic investment

Activity 3.1.1 Facilitate establishment and functioning of the stakeholder coordination structure

Activity 3.1.2 Facilitate capacity development measures for the stakeholders

Activity 3.1.3 Establish links with the LEADER LAGs in Shirak, Lori, and Tavush to promote the partnership models


Co-financing of EU-funded project 6553-00/2022.

The aim of the European Union (EU) is to support inclusive, resilient, and sustainable socio-economic growth in Armenia, in particular, through this Action focusing on the Syunik region. Syunik has suffered from the effects of the 2020 Nagorno Karabakh war and the COVID-19 pandemic. In the framework of the Team Europe Initiative (TEI), the EU Delegation is planning rapid investments in rural economic and community-based development. Therefore, this project funded by the EU, co-funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and implemented by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) will start in early 2023. The Action will be implemented by ADA as part of the Team Europe Initiative “Resilient Syunik”, in line with the ADC Eastern Partnership Framework Strategy 2021-2027 and the EUD Annual Action Plan 2021.

project number 6553-01/2022
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 1, Gender: 1, Poverty: 1, Trade: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.