The fourth meeting of the EU4Environment Regional Assembly

The fourth EU4Environment Regional Assembly was held in a hybrid format on 22-23 September 2022. The meeting took place in the International Energy Agency, 9 rue de la Fédération, 75015, Paris, France. The meeting was also accessible on Zoom.

The main objectives of this event were to:

  • take stock of the Programme implementation and showcase the main achievements;
  • review the updated country specific and regional work plans for 2022-23;
  • review the governance arrangements and discuss the implementation of the communication activities.

The meeting brought together the National Focal Points from the Ministries of Environment and of Economy of Eastern Partnership countries, the National Action Coordinators, representatives of the European Commission and the EU Delegations, EU Member States, civil society, and the EU4Environment Implementing Partners (OECD, UNECE, UNEP, UNIDO, and the World Bank).

Meeting documents


Summary record – the fourth Regional Assembly

Summary Record – Special session on circular economy

Presentation slides

Presentations on progress and plans 2022-23: Armenia | Azerbaijan | Georgia | Republic of Moldova | Ukraine | Regional

22 September 2022

Item 1. Opening, welcome, and adoption of the agenda

Message from the European Commission (Lawrence Meredith Director, DG NEAR)

Item 3. Country-level activities: progress on the Action implementation, its impact and plans for 2022-23 in the Eastern Partner countries

Armenia | Azerbaijan | Georgia | Republic of Moldova (EU4Environment implementing partners)

Progress on the Action implementation and plans for 2022-23 in Armenia (Dr. Gayane Gabrielyan, Deputy Minister of Environment of the Republic of Armenia)

Item 4. Special session on Ukraine

Selected highlights on Ukraine (EU4Environment implementing partners)

Item 5. Co-operation with civil society

Co-operation with Civil Society in the Republic of Moldova (Elena Culighin, Chair, National Environmental Center Moldova)

Item 6. Coordination with other EU4 Programmes

EU4Enviroment Water & Data (Matthew Griffiths, EU4Environment Water Management and Environmental Data)

EU4Climate (Yevgen Groza, UNDP)

Item 7. Regional activities, governance, sustainability and communications

Regional highlights (EU4Environment implementing partners)

Update on communications activities (OECD)

23 September 2022

Circular Economy Plan (Guillemette Vachey, DG NEAR, European Commission)

The contribution of EU4Environment to the Circular Economy (Elisa Tonda, UNEP)

Industrial waste mapping pilots in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Ukraine (Alastair Carruth, UNIDO)

Industrial Waste Mapping: Guidance and lessons from the EAP Pilots (Alastair Carruth, Sweco; Volodymyr Popovych RECP Center, Ukraine; Irakli Legashvili, REC Georgia; Tofig Hasanov, ACE Group Consultant LLC, Azerbaijan)

Implementation of industrial symbioses: Practical steps towards a circular economy based on the IWM (Tomas Knuts)

Pictures from the event: 22 September 2022 | 23 September 2023

Background documents

Summary Record from the Third Regional Assembly 2021

Work plans: Armenia | Azerbaijan | Georgia | Republic of Moldova | Ukraine | Regional

Related documents

Video with the EU4Environment achievements

Country profiles 2021-22: Armenia | Azerbaijan | Georgia | Republic of Moldova | Ukraine

EU4Environment Brochure with mid-term achievements


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