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Programme description

At a glance

First NameLast Name
Programme title:
EU4Environment- Water Resources and Environmental Data
More sustainable use of water resources and improved use and availability of environmental data for decision-makers and citizens.
Partner Countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine

EUR 12.75 million (EU contribution: EUR 12million)

Implementing Partners

Environment Agency Austria (UBA), 

Austrian Development Agency (ADA),

International Office for Water (OiEau) (France),

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)


Environmental and climate resilience and the promotion of fair and inclusive societies are among the key objectives on the post-2020 Eastern Partnership (EaP) agenda. It includes ambitious goals related to better air and water quality.
A far-reaching Economic and Investment Plan will underpin this agenda, aiming to mobilise EUR 17 billion in investments. The programme will help speed up such investments into projects that reduce pollution. 
The EU4Environment - Water and Data  programme is part of the EU4Environment umbrella programme. It is also part of the Team Europe Initiative on Water and Zero Pollution, which aims at moving towards a toxic-free environment for all citizens.

The identified measures build on, and ensure continuity of, the Shared Environmental Information System Phase II and the EU Water Initiative Plus for Eastern Partnership programmes. These two programmes were instrumental for modernising environmental monitoring and data analysis systems, promote evidence-based policy making, and increase the partner countries’ alignment with EU and international law, in particular the Water Framework Directive.

Purpose and structure

The “EU4Environment - Water Resources and Environmental Data” Programme’s activities are clustered around two specific components:
  • To reduce the adverse impact of human activities on water and aquatic ecosystems, and ensure water resources are available in sufficient quality and quantity for all.
  • To extend and improve the use of sound environmental statistics, and ensure greater availability of policy-relevant data for decision-makers and citizens.
Each component contains a number of outputs and activities as specified in the Description of the Action.

Stakeholders in the Eastern Partner Countries

EU4Environment – Water Resources and Environmental Data works at the regional, national and local (basin) levels. It works with government authorities in the Eastern Partner Countries, water users, data producers, civil society, academia and the private sector.

Two EU Member States (Austria and France), and two  international organisations (OECD and UNECE), work hand in hand with the Eastern Partner countries to support their ambitious reform journey.

The EU-funded “EU4Environment – Water Resources and Environmental Data” Programme, launched in 2021, aims at supporting a more sustainable use of water resources and improving the use of sound environmental data ... Read more




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