EU4Energy is a Programme funded by European Union, which was designed to support the aspirations of Focus Countries to implement sustainable energy policies and foster co-operative energy sector development at a regional level.
The first Phase of the Programme ran from July 2016 through June 2022, and focused on the countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Central Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. EU4Energy builds on the success of the long running INOGATE Programme and follows objectives for regional cooperation agreed between the EU and the beneficiary countries.
The EU renewed the EU4Energy Programme for a second phase, which began on 1 July 2021 and will run until 30 June 2025. EU4Energy Phase II focuses solely on the six countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine.
The Programme's aim is to improve energy data capabilities and enhance data collection and monitoring of the beneficiary countries. It also assists them in evidence-based energy policy design. The IEA is responsible for four components of the Programme, looking at energy data management and use, sustainable energy, energy security, and communication and visibility.
In addition, the EU4Energy Programme provides technical assistance on legislative and regulatory frameworks and on key energy infrastructure investments to the countries of the Eastern Partnership, via the Energy Community Secretariat and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER).