The new Eionet Portal: What to expect?

The European Environment Agency (EEA) launched a new Eionet Portal prior to its 25th anniversary. Compared to the former platform it includes new functionalities to respond to the needs of the Eionet users, for example:

  • All ETC sites have been migrated to the main Eionet Portal: The previously stand-alone ETC webpages have been integrated into the Eionet Portal. This brings significant advantages for the ETC web editors. For end-users, the structure and design is streamlined across all ETCs, to make it much easier to retrieve ETC reports and news and gives ETCs a better visibility across the Eionet.

  • Mobile friendly layout: The new Eionet Portal is designed to function across all kinds of devices (mobile phones, tablet computers, etc.).

  • Intuitive design: The landing page focuses more on the viewpoint of the Eionet users. It is designed to be easily navigable. Excessive information from the old portal is removed to make your experience cleaner and distraction free. Access to the Eionet sites (networking tools and services) is maintained through Workspace, whereas Reportnet sites became more prominent with relative information on each component. Countries section presents information on the Eionet countries, Eionet core dataflows (key EEA data flows reported by the Eionet countries) and Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) network. The websites of the European Topic Centres (ETCs) are updated to introduce you their activities, news and products in more detail.

  • Enhanced search: Search engine is improved to make sure that you are able to find the most relevant results, quickly and easily to access to the useful information.

  • More informative: Latest reports from the ETCs find their own section on the landing page of the portal. This way, Eionet users can be aware of the latest thematic updates in the specific environmental areas. Additionally, projects led by the EEA like Reportnet 3.0 project have their own page under the new portal.

  • Adjusted for better personal data protection in line with GDPR: This means that anonymous users will no longer have access to Eionet users, Roles or Organisations. You will have to log-in to access these member-only functionalities. Additionally, you have more control over your data and can decide what should be available to others. You can access and modify any of your personal data from the Eionet user profile page by clicking the edit my user profile found in the left navigation. Eionet passwords will expire after 2 years if not changed, and you can see the expiration date of your password in your profile. For more information, please visit our privacy statement.