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.|