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European Environment Agency (EEA) - (Decentralised Agencies)

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SMEs, Large Enterprises, Government, Cities, Communities & NGOs, Knowledge Centers
Type of funding
No direct funding
Project type
Environment & Climate Action
Info last updated 3 months ago


The EEA is an EU agency tasked with providing sound, independent information on the environment


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Decentralised Agencies

Decentralised agencies contribute to the implementation of EU policies. They also support cooperation between the EU and national governments by pooling technical and specialist expertise from both the EU institutions and national authorities. Decentralised agencies are set up for an indefinite period and are located across the EU.


European Environment Agency (EEA)



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  • Role: The EEA provides environmental information to policymakers and the public.
  • Director: Hans Bruyninckx
  • Partners: EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Türkiye & Switzerland
  • Established in: 1990
  • Number of staff: 200
  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Website: European Environment Agency

The EEA is an EU agency tasked with providing sound, independent information on the environment. It operates as a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.


What it does

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


Who benefits

The EEA's main stakeholders are:

  • European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the EU and other EU institutions
  • governments in participating countries
  • NGOs
  • scientific & academic communities
  • business organisations
  • consultancies & think tanks.

One major audience is also the general public – the agency aims to help them gain a broader understanding of environmental and climate change issues.


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European Environment Agency

Website: https://www.eea.europa.eu/

Postal address: Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 København K, Denmark

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