Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Project partners

CEE: CEEweb for Biodiversity (project leader)

CEEweb for Biodiversity

CEEweb for Biodiversity is a network of 53 non-governmental organizations which has been committed for the past 25 years to the conservation of biodiversity in the Central and Eastern European region. CEEWeb has altogether 27 member organisations in the study countries (6 in Bulgaria, 7 in Hungary, 1 in Latvia, 4 in Poland, 7 in Romania, 2 in Slovakia). CEEWeb will be responsible (under the supervision of EEB) for providing input to the project in connection with biodiversity and agriculture and coordinating the related work of the other project participants. It will regularly inform its 53 members about the progress of the project.

EU: European Environmental Bureau (EEB)


The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is the largest inclusive network of environmental citizens’ organisations in Europe. It currently consists of over 160 member organisations in more than 35 countries (all EU Member States plus some accession and neighbouring countries), including a growing number of European networks, and representing some 30 million individual members and supporters. The EEB has a long track record of working together in coalitions of civil society to promote progressive environmental policy and its implementation in the EU at EU and Member State levels.

HU: Clean Air Action Group (CAAG, responsible for the content of the project)


Clean Air Action Group (CAAG) is a national association of Hungarian environmental NGOs. It has been active for already more than 30 years.

CAAG is working on ensuring a healthy environment for the community and dedicates itself to environmental protection. CAAG specializes in the transport area as well as addressing the economic and social issues associated with it. It also works to improve the transparency of governmental decisions in Hungary. CAAG is actively working on a few European size projects, particularly related to the EU budget.

CZ: Centre for Transport and Energy (CDE)


Centre for Transport and Energy (CDE) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation founded in 1998 which focuses on the environmental impacts of transportation and energy production, especially those on the Earth's climate. Its goal is to build and reinforce a wide platform of groups and individuals who are interested in working towards sustainable transport and energy future.

RO: Focus Eco Center (FEC)


Focus Eco Center is an environmental non-governmental organization promoting sustainable development. It was founded in 1994 by an enthusiastic group (consisting of teachers, engineers, lawyers) interested in the questions of environment protection in Tg. Mures. It is a member of the European Eco-Counselors Association, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and the European Centre for Agrotourism (ECEAT).

LV: Green Liberty (GL)

Green Liberty

Green Liberty is a non-profit NGO founded in 1993. Its mission is to contribute to the development of a society where people live in harmony with each other and the environment. Green Liberty aims at raising awareness about social and environmental implications of current trends in consumerism, trade and globalization, empowering people to make meaningful decisions connected with their lives directly and indirectly and opposing abuses of power.

PL: Institute for Sustainable Development Foundation (ISD)


The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is a non-governmental think-tank type organisation that was founded in 1990 on the initiative of a few members of the Polish Ecological Club. ISD works for the promotion and implementation of the principles and solutions which contribute to Poland’s sustainable development.

In its activities, the Institute is guided by its mission to:

  • build positive relations between socio-economic development and environmental protection;
  • act in the interest of the present and future generations.

The Institute is a member of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), CAN-Europe, Regional Center for Excellence in Sustainability Education Warsaw Metropolitan (UN certified) and takes part in the national NGO coalitions, e.g. the Climate, for EU Funds and Forum for the Animation of Rural Areas.

BG: Economic Policy Institute (EPI)


The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a non-governmental, non-partisan and not-for-profit organization,founded in 1997. EPI aims at adding value to the membership of Bulgaria in the European Union and thus at supporting the reform processes in South Eastern Europe. In order to achieve these goals, EPI delivers policy recommendations in a wide range of spheres based on economic and interdisciplinary research, assessments, surveys, evaluations and analyses; elaborates on and advocates for alternative approaches in the field of economic policy and other related sectors based on the free market principles; encourages public discussions on economic and socioeconomic issues and raises awareness among decision-makers, civil society and other stakeholders.

SK: Združenie Slatinka (Slatinka)


Slatinka was created in 1993 as a reaction of citizens to the restoration of the project of the controversial Slatinka hydroelectric power station. Its mission is the protection of natural values, participation in decision-making on projects and documents with an impact on the environment and environmental education and training.

Slatinka develops activities mainly thanks to the voluntary work of our members and sympathizers. Its partners are citizens in the region where it operates, local and state authorities, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions. The association works independently of the interests of political and economic entities.

SI: Umanotera (Umanotera)


Umanotera was founded in 1995 with the first Agenda 21 project for Slovenia, in which it wanted to create a positive vision of development in the transition period when the country was not approaching the model of sustainability, but began to move away from it. Instead of classical environmental protection, Umanotera focused on the advanced, systemic paradigm of sustainable development, which was established in 1992 by the World Conference in Rio de Janeiro. Umanotera is already 11 years old coordinator of a network of nongovernmental organizations in the field of sustainable development Plan B for Slovenia.

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.