Environment in emerging and transition economies

Inaugural EU4Environment Regional Assembly


The first meeting of the EU4Environment Regional Assembly took place on 27-28 June 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

It took stock of the EU4Environment Programme inception period (Jan-June 2019) and discussed six initial country work plans for the Action implementation.

It brought together the National Focal Points from the Ministries of Environment and of Economy of the EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine), the National Action Coordinators, representatives of the European Union and the Implementing Partners (OECD, UN Environment, UNECE, UNIDO and the World Bank), as well as other stakeholders.

The objectives of the EU4Environment Regional Assembly included:

  • discussing the overall directions of the Action, its targets and expected results, governance arrangements, as well as key opportunities and challenges of implementation;
  • taking stock of the Action’s baseline situation and lessons learned during the inception period;
  • providing guidance on, and expressing commitments to, priorities and activities outlined in initial regional and country work plans for the Action implementation, and
  • identifying specific measures needed to fully use synergies with other initiatives in the Eastern Partner countries.


Meeting Summary


meeting documents



Item 2. Regional Outlook: Introduction of initial regional and national implementation plans

Item 3. Greener decision-making (Result 1)

Item 4. Circular economy and new growth opportunities (Result 2)

Item 5. An environmental level playing field (Result 3)

Item 6. Ecosystem services and livelihoods (Result 4)

Item 7. Monitoring progress at environment-economy nexus (Result 5)





Photos from the Regional Assembly are available on Flickr.

 Group photo from the Inaugural EU4Environment Regional Assembly - June 2019




About the EU4Environment Action 

Funded by the European Union, the new EU4Environment Action aims to preserve and better use the natural capital, increase people’s environmental well-being and stimulate economic growth in six Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

EU4Environment leaflet (Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian)


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