European Environment Information and Observation Network

Map of all Eionet member and associated countries

What is Eionet?

The European Environment Information and Observation Network (Eionet) is a partnership network of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its 38 member and cooperating countries. EEA and Eionet gather and develop data, knowledge, and advice to policy makers about Europe's environment.

Overall, Eionet consists of the EEA and circa 400 national institutions from 38 countries, with expertise in environmental issues, and eight centres of thematic expertise contracted by the EEA, called European Topic Centres (ETCs).

The EEA is responsible for developing Eionet and coordinating its activities together with National Focal Points (NFPs) in the countries. The NFPs are the country institutions appointed to serve as the primary link between the EEA and the country. NFPs facilitate and coordinate networks of national experts involved in national activities related to the EEA work programme.

Eionet for the future

The EEA-Eionet Strategy for 2021-2030 gives the direction for EEA and Eionet in this decade. The joint task of EEA and Eionet is to give EU policy makers and the public the best available knowledge to reach the targets on environment and sustainability.