Energy & Environment

The aim of all EU environment policy is to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations. It covers a wide range of topics from waste and water through to air and noise pollution. The focus of the European Partnership office tends to be on waste, air pollution and coastal issues. 

The key EU funding programme for environment policy is the LIFE programme


Energy policy at the European level focuses on three topics:
  • energy markets that provide citizens and business with affordable energy, competitive prices and technologically advanced energy services
  • sustainable energy production, transport and consumption 
  • safe and secure energy supply

The European Partnership Office works with other regions in this policy area to ensure the exchange of good practices in particular around sustainable energy solutions.

EU funding for energy-related projects can be found in the Horizon 2020 programme.

Following the closure of the European Partnership at the end of March 2019, this website is no longer active and will not be updated. However, it will be kept live for a period of time as an archive resource.