The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 32 member countries.
Our aim is to ensure that decision-makers and the general public are kept informed about the state and outlook of the environment. We provide assessments and information in the form of reports, short briefings and articles, press material and online products and services. The material covers the state of the environment, current trends and pressures, economic and social driving forces, policy effectiveness, and identification of future trends, outlooks and problems, using scenarios and other techniques.
The EEA’s vision is to become recognised as the world’s leading body for the provision of timely, relevant and accessible European environmental data, information, knowledge and assessments.
A short video on the role of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its mission can be seen at: http://www.eea.europa.eu/multimedia/eea-what-is-the-eea/view