What we do
We provide independent information on the environment, to feed into EU and national policymaking.
With a permanent staff of around 130 and an annual budget of €40m, we provide a wide range of information and assessments on:
- the state of the environment
- environmental trends, including assessments of economic and social factors putting pressure on the environment
- policies and their effectiveness
- possible future trends and problems.
The EEA currently has 32 members - 28 EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.
- Eionet – the European environment information and observation network (mostly national environment agencies and ministries with some 300 lower-level institutions).
The EEA is responsible for developing Eionet and coordinating its activities.
Legal basis for our work
EU regulation 401/2009 on EEA and Eionet
Mr Hans BRUYNINCKX