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ENI and West Balkan projects

The ETC/ICM is also supporting the 6 ENI East and 9 ENI South countries in developing an information system and indicators following the SEIS principles:


This project aims to implement the principles and practices of the shared environmental information system (SEIS) in the Eastern Partnership countries. It is funded by the European neighbourhood instrument (ENI) and implemented by the European Environment Agency and its ETC/ICM. The ETC partners UFZ, TC Vode, NTUA, Cenia and NIVA support this project which is running from August 2017 to December 2018.


This projects aims to contribute to the reduction of the marine pollution in the Mediterranean by developing a Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) supporting the regular production and sharing of quality assessed environmental data, indicators and information. The ETC partners UFZ and Deltares support this project which is running from September 2017 to December 2018.

West Balkan project

The EEA asked the ETC to build on work under the project ‘Security implications of Future Water Use in Western Balkans: Challenge of hydropower development’ that was completed in 2013. This previous work provided an exploratory analysis of possible security implications of water use development in the region, and served as the basis for the assessment of different scenarios that helped identify risks for the achievement of a vision of how hydropower should be managed in the region. In November 2016 the project ‘Water Use in the Western Balkans: regional outlooks and global megatrends’ was launched. The key objectives are:

1) to improve forward-looking analyses by considering the implications of GMTs on the Western Balkans region together with national insights,
2) to prepare an ETC technical paper on security implications for water related issues in the Western Balkans,
3) to disseminate the results and knowledge achieved, including through web-based publication.

The ETC partners UFZ and TC Vode together Consultants Collingwood Environmental Planning (CEP) support this project which is running from November 2016 – November 2017.