The European Environment Agency (EEA) works with partners and stakeholders across Europe and beyond.

The EEA provides indicators, reports, publications and news about Europe’s environment to European Union institutions, member and cooperating countries, and other partners. This information is also used by the business community, academia, non-governmental organisations, international bodies, and the public to make informed decisions and choices concerning climate and the environment. Regular communication with our diverse stakeholders is maintained to ensure that the information we provide is relevant and timely for their needs.  

Collaboration and partnerships

The EEA is not only a knowledge hub. It is also a networking organisation that brings together hundreds of actors via the European Environmental Information and Observation Network (Eionet).

Founded in 1994 together with the EEA, Eionet is instrumental in establishing and ensuring regular data flows from across Europe and sharing expertise and experiences with the EEA. Together, the EEA and Eionet implement the 2021-2030 EEA-Eionet Strategy, a roadmap for providing EU policymakers and the public the knowledge required to reach agreed environmental and sustainability targets. 

The EEA’s assessments and knowledge are designed to help policymakers make decisions that contribute to the development of environmentally sound and consistent policies. To achieve this, the EEA works closely with various EU institutions, agencies and advisory bodies.

Most environmental issues span beyond Europe’s borders and must be addressed through international cooperation. The EEA regularly provides European environmental information to international environmental monitoring programmes and cooperates with key regional and international bodies and partners. 

Copernicus is a European programme for monitoring the Earth and its environment. Data and information from multiple sources, including satellites, are transformed into operational services, which help us to keep watch over the planet’s land, oceans and atmosphere. The EEA has been entrusted with the responsibility for two major components of the Copernicus programme, and is actively using Copernicus data in its products.

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