Development of Aquaculture and Fisheries Education for Green Deal in Armenia and Ukraine: from education to ecology (AFISHE)

Project number 

Duration 36 months (2022-2025)
Grant 697,090 €  
Applicant (Coordinator)


Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU) – Armenia
Garegin Hambardzumyan –,



International Scientific Educational Center of NAS RA;

Arusyak Harutyunyan – 

Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of the NAS RA (Affiliated entity);

Bardukh Gabrielyan –



EU partners




University of Dubrovnik – Croatia 

University of Porto – Portugal

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia 

Other Partner

Sumy National Agrarian University  

The National University of Water and Environmental Engineering 

Project Summary

The overall goal of this project is to decrease the negative impact of aquaculture and fishery industry on the environment in Armenia and Ukraine through the designing and development of Master’s degree programs in aquaculture and fisheries, that is benchmarked to high-quality similar programs in Europe and responsive to national and regional needs, and strengthening the university-enterprise-research cooperation (concept “from education to ecology”).
AFISHE project will create a network between Armenia, Ukraine and EU partner countries in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries. This network will serve as a platform for the implementation of joint educational and research activities with the purpose of promoting the best ecology-based approaches and activities in these fields in line with SDG goals and Green Deal.
AFISHE project will strengthen university-enterprises cooperation resulting in the implementation of research-based and ecology-based operations and increasing operational effectiveness of aquaculture and fishery enterprises.
The main activities of the project are the creation and development of Master’s degree study programs with all supporting materials, the establishment of laboratories, and the training of teaching and non-teaching staff of Armenia and Ukraine. The main results of the project are 3 new and updated Master’s degree programs in Armenia and Ukraine, teaching and learning materials, modernized infrastructure and well-trained teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as a network, established between HEIs and the labor market, who will contribute to education and retraining of needed specialists in Armenia and Ukraine.
During the implementation of the project 44 teaching staff, 8 non-teaching staff, and each year about 25 Master’s students will benefit.
Due to this project, a sustainable network will be created between Armenian, Ukrainian, EU universities and the labor market, which will act jointly on behalf of sustainable environment.