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EU4Energy

The EU4Energy Programme is a new EU-funded energy programme in the countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Central Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan). The programme’s aim is to work with the 11 beneficiary countries on improving energy data capabilities and enhancing data collection and monitoring, as well as assisting them in evidence-based energy policy design pertinent to the country’s needs.

EU4Energy builds on the success of the long running INOGATE Programme and the outcomes of the "Energy Policies Beyond the International Energy Agency (IEA) Countries: Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia” publication - an IEA-led compendium of peer reviews of energy policy developments in the 11 beneficiary countries, published in April 2015. The programme is fully in line with the objectives agreed between the European Union (EU) and the beneficiary countries for regional cooperation and it will contribute to the EU’s Platform on Energy Security and the Energy Flagship Initiative.

The EU4Energy Programme comprises of the following five components:

 

Component 1:enhancing energy data management and use in policy design.
Component 2:fostering energy policy dialogue and knowledge sharing, through fora on a wide range of topics related to energy security, sustainable development and markets, ultimately providing the beneficiary countries with tools for effective evidence-based policy design.
Component 3:providing technical assistance to EaP countries in the legislative and regulatory framework, implementation of policy recommendations and investment in key strategic energy infrastructure projects.
Component 4: hosting an interactive web portal that would act as a global hub of information on beneficiary countries, including energy data, energy infrastructure, policy developments and investment projects.
Component 5:enhance visibility and communication between the EU and beneficiary countries on EU-funded regional and bilateral cooperation in the field of energy.

EU4Energy Component 3 "Legislative and Regulatory Environment and Key Energy Infrastructure"

Component 3 activities will focus on the 6 EU Eastern Partnership countries and will aim to improve energy legislative and regulatory framework in line with the Energy Community Treaty/Association Agreements/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs) requirements (for Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia) and support the implementation of policy recommendations and strengthen the legislative and regulatory framework in line with EU best experience and acquis (for Armenia, Azrebaijan and Belarus).

Component 3 is funded by the European Union and co-financed and implemented by the Energy Community Secretariat and the Energy Charter Secretariat. The Energy Charter Secretariat will coordinate all technical assistance activities for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus.

This Project will contribute to the:

  • Preparation of the relevant primary and secondary legislation in the fields of gas, electricity, renewable energy and energy efficiency;
  • an improved institutional framework to ensure that the entire policy cycle;
  • enhancement of the investment climate through the improved legal framework.

The following activities are foreseen to support the achievement of the objectives for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus:

  • A1. Provision of technical assistance on elaboration of relevant primary and secondary legislation in line with priorities set in the multi-annual and country work programmes;
  • A2. Provision of technical assistance on institutional development in line with priorities set in the multi-annual and country work programmes;
  • A3. Regional / horizontal activities such as the identification of on key energy infrastructure strategic projects and other regional activities.

The Energy Community and the International Energy Charter are presently drafting the First Year Work Programme (January – December 2017) for each beneficiary country, defining activities per month, specific objectives and success indicators.


Contacts

Ms Bilyana ChobanovaMs Anna Nosichenko
EU4Energy CoordinatorEU4Energy Financial and Administrative Assistant
Tel.: +32 2 775 98 53Tel.: +32 2 775 98 21
E-mail: Bilyana.Chobanova@encharter.orgE-mail: Anna.Nosichenko@encharter.org