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News from the members

Folder EPA Network members

Background

The inaugural meeting of the EPA Network took place in Copenhagen in November 2003. This was the first step in establishing a network to facilitate high-level dialogue on critical issues surrounding environmental policy implementation. The key feature of the Network is its informal nature.

All countries can have membership and decide themselves which agencies should participate. It was agreed that the European Commission would be invited to participate in the plenary meetings. These take place twice a year.

Quickly a number of Interest Groups (IGs) were established to look in detail on specific issues of interest to the network. The first groups to be established looked at performance evaluation, sustainable use of natural resources and agriculture.

There are currently nine interest groups:

  • Better Regulation
  • Citizen Science
  • Climate Change and Adaptation
  • Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
  • Green and Circular Economy
  • Plastics
  • Noise abatement
  • West Balkan
  • Carbon Capture and Storage

The network gained a full time secretary in 2007 and also launched this website.

More information on the EPA Network is available in the EPA Network brochure (from 2013). A brief history of the EPA Network can also be downloaded here.

 

 

EPA Network members

Albania               

Austria                   

Belgium                  

Bulgaria                   

Croatia

 Cyprus     

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

European Environment Agency (EEA)

Finland

France

Germany

Hungary Iceland Ireland

 Italy

 

Kosovo  
(under UNSCR 1244/99)

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Montenegro        

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain - Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Environment 

Spain -  Basque Environment Agency

Sweden 

Switzerland

United Kingdom - Environment Agency England

United Kingdom - Natural Resources Wales

United Kingdom - Scottish Environment Agency