European Environment Agency (EEA)

Agence européenne pour l'environnement
Agencia Europea de Medio Ambiente
Europäische Umweltagentur
Agência Europeia do Ambiente
Agenzia Europea dell'Ambiente
Europees Milieuagentschap
Europaeiske Miljøagentur
Europeiske Miljøbyrået

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7 May 1990, Brussels (Belgium), on adoption of regulation by Council of the European Union, following proposal, 12 July 1989, by European Commission (EC). Regulation was amended: by Council Regulation (EC) No 933/1999 of 29 Apr 1999; by Regulation (EC) No 1641/2003 of European Parliament (EP) and of the Council of 22 July 2003. Original resolution was in force 30 Oct 1993, following decision to locate the Agency in Copenhagen (Denmark). Starting in 1993 with the then 12 EU Member States, EEA membership was broadened to include EFTA countries and EU membership of Austria, Finland and Sweden in 1995. Broadened again to include the 13 EU candidate countries - final acts of EEA membership ratified, Dec 2001, by 11 such countries, which joined EEA as member countries from 1 Jan 2002; Poland and Turkey ratified and joined later in 2002. Switzerland joined in 2006. Croatia joined in 2013. A decentralized agency of European Union (EU).


As the EU body dedicated to providing sound, independent information on the environment, act as a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public; report on the effectiveness of environmental and sectoral policies and their implementation.

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Knowledge management/information dissemination; advocacy/lobbying/activism.


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Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 39 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 22 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 32 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Agency
  • Information
    • Information
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Policy-making
    • Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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11. Sep 2018
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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