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EU4Energy is a new European Union initiative designed to support evidence-based energy policy-making in the eleven countries that together make up the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Central Asian regions. The overall goal of EU4Energy is to support partner countries in elaborating and implementing energy policies that reduce their energy dependence and intensity, bolster their resilience and open up new opportunities for efficient low-carbon economies that further advance citizens' well-being.

Building upon the previous INOGATE Programme, which lasted from 1996 to 2016, EU4Energy has a four-year time horizon from 2016 to 2020 and is funded by the European Union.

The Energy Charter Secretariat is pleased to participate in EU4Energy as an implementing partner, as all focus countries involved have signed the Energy Charter Treaty and have long-standing working relationships within the Energy Charter Secretariat.


Several international organisations are also working closely with partner countries. The International Energy Agency (IEA) is responsible first for improving data quality and its use in decision- and policy-making, particularly on the demand side; second, for shaping regional discussions and "policy pathways" in the security, sustainability and market realms across neighbouring partner countries; and third, for creating a go-to web-portal hosting publicly accessible statistics and additional comprehensive sources of information for each focus country.

In parallel, the Energy Charter Secretariat and the Energy Community Secretariat are responsible for providing technical assistance in elaborating and enhancing the legislative and regulatory environment in participating countries' energy sectors in line with their EU obligations and/or with best EU practice. Communication and visibility activities are being carried out by EU Neighbours East Info Centre.   

Among the six Eastern Partnership countries, the Energy Community Secretariat delivers technical assistance to GeorgiaMoldova and Ukraine, while the Energy Charter Secretariat does so for ArmeniaAzerbaijan and Belarus. The Energy Charter Secretariat is currently implementing the first-year work programme in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus.


Ms Bilyana ChobanovaMs Anna Nosichenko
EU4Energy Project ManagerEU4Energy Financial and Administrative Assistant
Tel.: +32 2 775 98 53Tel.: +32 2 775 98 21
E-mail: Bilyana.Chobanova@encharter.orgE-mail:

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