IEA launches four-year energy project in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

1 July 2016

Today the IEA launches a four-year project on improved energy data and evidence-based energy policy-making in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. This EU-funded project, titled EU4Energy, will work to improve energy data quality and collection and the development of energy efficiency indicators. This work will also feed in to capacity-building on evidence-based energy policy and decision making across the target countries in the areas of energy security, energy markets and sustainable development. The project will be supported by the development of an interactive web portal that will act as a hub for energy-related information for all target countries.

The EU4Energy project follows on from the IEA’s involvement in the successful INOGATE programme and involves collaboration with the Energy Community Secretariat and the Energy Charter Secretariat, who will provide technical assistance in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.