This document presents the vision and strategic objectives that will be shaping the work of the European Environment Agency and European Environment Information and Observation Network in the coming decade

What we want to achieve:

Our vision is to enable a sustainable Europe through trusted and actionable knowledge for informed decision-making on environment and climate priorities and solutions, in line with Europe’s policy ambitions.

The EEA and Eionet will together constitute the leading network for policy-relevant environment and climate knowledge at European Union and country levels.

How we will work: Strategic Objectives

  • SO1: Supporting policy implementation and sustainability transitions

Produce evidence-based knowledge to support policy implementation and development of new initiatives to accelerate and scale up the transition to sustainability.

  • SO2: Providing timely input to solutions for sustainability challenges

Deliver targeted inputs to inform policy and public discussions, by organising and communicating knowledge on responses, including innovative solutions to societal challenges.

  • SO3: Building stronger networks and partnerships

Strengthen our network through more active engagement at the country level and work with other leading organisations in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

  • SO4: Making full use of the potential of data technology and digitalisation

Embrace digitalisation, including new technologies, big data, artificial intelligence and earth observation that will complement and potentially replace established information sources to better support decision making.

  • SO5: Resourcing our shared ambitions

Develop structures, expertise and capacity across our network to meet evolving knowledge needs, securing and diversifying the resources needed to achieve our joint vision.

Five work areas:

The work will be carried out under these five areas.

  • Biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Human health and the environment
  • Circular economy and resource use
  • Sustainability trends, prospects and responses

More detailed information on concrete activities will be provided in Single Programming Documents.