The project aims to promote the protection of the environment in the countries of the ENPI area by extending the principles of the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) to the Neighbourhood area, and developing the capacities of the relevant authorities responsible for environmental data management and reporting. The SEIS is an EU initiative to modernise and simplify the collection, exchange and use of the data and information required for designing and implementing environmental policy.
The project is implemented by the European Environment Agency in collaboration with Eurostat, DG Environment and the EU’s Joint Research Centres (JRC).
What Does It Do
The project works with the national environmental and statistical organisations responsible in the field of environmental information within the ENPI area: ministries, agencies and statistical offices responsible for collecting, producing, storing and disseminating environmental data and information, with each country nominating two national ENPI-SEIS focal points for this process.
The project helps to develop the capacities of the relevant authorities in the areas of cooperation, networking, monitoring, data management, assessment and indicatorbased reporting on the environment. It also provides long–term and sustainable prospects for cooperation with partner countries.
The main outcomes of the ENPI-SEIS project address three SEIS components – cooperation, content and infrastructure –through enhanced networking with the national capacities on environmental information. Furthermore, it promotes open, public access to information through compatible and freely available exchange tools.
Actions in brief
· Identifies and develops data and information flows and environmental indicators suitable for the design and review of environmental policies, supporting monitoring and compliance with various national, regional and international obligations and targets;
· Improves capacities in the field of monitoring, collection, storage, assessment, and reporting of environmental data in the relevant environmental authorities including the national statistical systems, in compliance with reporting obligations to international agreements and in coordination with relevant regional initiatives;
· Supports efforts to set up national and regional environmental information systems in the countries of the ENP area that are in line with the EU’s SEIS;