Call For Interest
The European Environment Agency
The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Environment and Information Network (Eionet) were established by Regulation (EEC) No. 1210/90 of 7 May 1990 with later amendments (the codified version is Regulation (EC) No 401/2009 of 23 April 2009).
The primary objective of the EEA is to produce timely, relevant, comparable and reliable European, pan-European and regional environmental data and indicator sets, thematic analyses and integrated assessments in order to provide a sound decision basis for environmental policies in the EU and member countries of the EEA. The work includes cooperation with candidate and potential candidate countries to the EU and those covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy in Eastern and Southern Europe.
Data and information are gathered and disseminated through the Eionet, which is a collaborative network of the EEA, its 33 member countries – EU 28, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey – and six collaborating countries in the Western Balkans. Eionet consists of National Focal Points (NFPs) and National Reference Centres (NRCs) in the EU and collaborating countries, and six European Topic Centres (ETCs) that are consortia of expertise drawn from Eionet and work under contract to EEA.
The EEA also works with a wide range of other partners, including the European Commission services, OECD, UN bodies, international conventions, research communities, the private sector and civil society.
The role of the EEA Scientific Committee