The Energy Community is an international organisation which brings together the European Union and its neighbours to create an integrated and sustainable pan-European energy market. The organisation, founded by the Treaty establishing the Energy Community signed in October 2005, aims to extend the EU internal energy market rules and principles to countries in South East Europe, the Black Sea region and beyond on the basis of a legally binding framework.
One of the key objectives of the Energy Community is to improve the environmental situation in relation with energy supply in the region. Our work includes facilitating the development of climate policy, integrating energy and climate planning and supporting the transposition of related legislation into national legislation and its effective implementation.
Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and six Western Balkan members are Contracting Parties to the Energy Community Treaty.

As Austria´s most important environmental expert organisation and one of Europe´s leading environmental consultants Environment Agency Austria (EAA) stands for a transformation of the economy and society to ensure sustainable living. Experts of EAA provide the basis for decision making at local, regional and international level. The Agency is committed to transparency and impartiality in their work and engage in dialogue with politics, administration, business, science and civil society. EAA provides the basis for decision-making and offers advice on forward-thinking approaches to meet the challenges at the environment/economy/society interface, on how to identify risks and how to use opportunities. The Agency develops sustainable solutions in an interdisciplinary overall framework.
EAA’s key areas of work:
Climate: Development of environmentally friendly forms of business
Circular economy: Ecologically sustainable processes, production, recycling processes
Biodiversity: Protecting biodiversity to protect livelihoods
Others: Analytics & Risk Assessment, Participation & Dialogue

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an EU agency tasked with providing sound, independent information on the environment. It operates as major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.EEA’s mandate is to:

  • help the EU and its member countries make informed decisions about improving the environment, integrating environmental considerations into economic policies and moving towards sustainability
  • develop and coordinate Eionet, the network of national environmental bodies set up to help the agency.

The EEA organises its activities in yearly work programmes, each part of a 5-year work programme structured around 4 main themes:

  • informing policy implementation – with feedback and input to EU policy frameworks, objectives and targets, through continuous reporting on progress on key environmental issues
  • assessing systemic challenges – taking a macro, cross-sector and long-term view, to support the EU’s Environment Action Programme
  • joint knowledge creation & use – building and maintaining the networks of people and information systems
  • continuously improving efficiency and effectiveness.