Printed publications


Climate Gateway - Issue 6
December 2014

The OrientGate project aims to coordinate climate change adaptation efforts in South Eastern Europe (SEE) by building a lasting partnership between communities that produce climate knowledge and communities that apply that knowledge in regional...


In the Flow – Issue 5
December 2014

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project targets the improvement of water quality in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region and Belarus. Issue 5 of In the Flow features an interview...


Opening Access to Climate Knowledge
December 2014

Many countries in South Eastern Europe (SEE) are adversely affected by the impacts of climate change, which are expected to become even more severe in the future. Thirty-two institutions from 13 European countries established the OrientGate...


Carbon Lowdown – Issue 4
December 2014

The LOCSEE (Low Carbon South East Europe) project builds the capacities of institutions dealing with climate change and strengthens the involvement of key stakeholders in policy development across the SEE region. Issue 4 of the project newsletter...


GreenSpace – Issue 6
December 2014

The Green Infrastructure Network is a partnership of 12 regions from across Europe. The partners are working together to promote the development and implementation of green infrastructure by exchanging experience and expertise, and by identifying,...


Climate Gateway – Issue 5
November 2014

The OrientGate project aims to coordinate climate change adaptation efforts in South Eastern Europe (SEE) by building a lasting partnership between communities that produce climate knowledge and communities that apply that knowledge in regional...


Framing the challenge
November 2014

Launched in July 2012, the OrientGate project aims to build a solid partnership between communities undertaking climate change studies and communities that apply the knowledge obtained in regional planning. This leaflet introduces the forthcoming...


Adaptation in water and coastal areas in Puglia, Italy
November 2014

Three pilot studies were carried out under the OrientGate Thematic Centre on Drought, Water and Coasts: on climate change adaptation in the new water regime in Puglia Region, Italy (Pilot Study 3); on the effects of climate change on the wetland...


Climate change impacts on the hydropower sector in Trentino, Italy
November 2014

Three pilot studies were carried out under the OrientGate Thematic Centre on Drought, Water and Coasts: on climate change adaptation in the new water regime in Puglia Region, Italy (Pilot Study 3); on the effects of climate change on the wetland...


Urban policy development: Mobilising citizens
November 2014

The SEiSMiC project tackles Europe's biggest urban challenges by improving research and helping citizens get more out of it. SEiSMiC is a mutual learning action plan - with city residents on one side, urban researchers on the other, and a shared...


Green Pack Junior Kosovo*
November 2014

Green Pack Junior is a multimedia environmental education kit designed for use in teaching children between the ages of eight and 10 about environmental and sustainable development issues. The Green Pack Junior handbook contains lesson plans on 12...


Wetland adaptation in Attica Region, Greece
November 2014

Under the OrientGate project's Thematic Centre on Drought, Water and Coasts, three pilot studies were carried out: on climate change adaptation in the water regime in Puglia Region, Italy (Pilot Study 3); the effects of climate change on...


Stories to tell
November 2014

The SECTOR project supported environmental civil society organisations (CSOs) in Belarus and Moldova to become strong and equal partners for sustainable development. This brochure summarises the components of the SECTOR project as well as other...


Annual Report 2013: Change is in the air
November 2014

This leaflet provides a summary of the REC's 2013 annual report and includes messages from the chairman of the Board of Directors and the REC's executive director, and a statement of contributions. The full report has been published online in...


Local Environmental and Energy Action Plans for Sustainable Development, Energy Diversification and Civic Engagement in Communities in Ukraine
November 2014

The U.S. Department of State’s Regional Environmental, Science & Technology, and Health (ESTH) Hub at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, and the REC, are jointly implementing the project “Local Environmental and Energy Action...


Urban adaptation in two Hungarian municipalities
November 2014

Under the OrientGate project's Thematic Centre on Urban Adaptation and Health, a pilot study was carried out in two Hungarian municipalities: Veszprem and Budapest's District XIII. The study assessed climate vulnerability with a focus on the...


Adapted forest management in Austria
November 2014

Under the OrientGate project's Thematic Centre on Forestry and Agriculture, two pilot studies were carried out: Pilot Study 1 focused on climate change adaptation in the forests of the Austrian Alps; and Pilot Study 2 investigated agricultural...


Adaptation measures in Romanian agriculture
November 2014

Under the OrientGate project’s Thematic Centre on Forestry and Agriculture, two pilot studies were carried out: Pilot Study 1 focused on climate change adaptation in the forests of the Austrian Alps; and Pilot Study 2 investigated...


Tools for a sustainable future
October 2014

Inspired by the political process "Environment for Europe", in 2000 the REC launched a programme on education for sustainable development (ESD), sponsored by Toyota. This included the development and introduction of an innovative...


Reaping Results
October 2014

Launched in April 2012, the Green Infrastructure Network (GreenInfraNet) is a partnership of 11 regions in nine European countries. The partners have aimed over the past three years to encourage policy makers; national, regional and local...


Posters for the 2014 REC General Assembly
October 2014

In order to showcase its recent activities, the REC created an exhibition of posters for display during the meeting of the General Assembly in October 2014. The posters highlight the REC's efforts in the areas of governance for sustainability and...


Shake up your city
October 2014

The SEiSMiC project helps tackle Europe's biggest urban problems by engaging citizens, identifying social innovation needs, and contributing to future urban policies and research strategies. It builds diverse networks of urban stakeholders to...


Organisational Viability Toolkit for Moldova
September 2014

The programme Supporting Environmental Civil Society Organisations (SECTOR) in Belarus and Moldova aims to strengthen the role of environmental CSOs by contributing to their development and improving their knowledge, capacities and infrastructure....


Carbon Lowdown – Issue 3
September 2014

The LOCSEE (Low Carbon South East Europe) project builds the capacities of institutions dealing with climate change and strengthens the involvement of key stakeholders in policy development across the SEE region. Issue 3 of the newsletter...


Organisational Viability Toolkit for Belarus
September 2014

The programme Supporting Environmental Civil Society Organisations (SECTOR) in Belarus and Moldova aims to strengthen the role of environmental CSOs by contributing to their development and improving their knowledge, capacities and infrastructure....


In the Flow – Issue 4
September 2014

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project targets the improvement of water quality in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region and Belarus. Issue 4 of In the Flow features an interview with...


Sharing Success
September 2014

The GreenInfraNet project is a partnership of 12 regions from across Europe. The partners are working together to promote the development and implementation of green infrastructure in EU regions. The identification and transfer of good...


Green Steps factsheets
August 2014

The Green Steps educational toolkit raises awareness about sustainable lifestyles and the positive difference that citizens can make in their everyday lives. Green Steps comprises a multimedia DVD and website that focus on a range of environmental...


GreenSpace – Issue 5
July 2014

The Green Infrastructure Network is a partnership of 12 regions from across Europe. The partners are working together to promote the development and implementation of green infrastructure by exchanging experience and expertise, and by identifying,...


Climate Gateway – Issue 4
June 2014

The OrientGate project aims to coordinate climate change adaptation efforts in South Eastern Europe (SEE) by building a lasting partnership between communities that produce climate knowledge and communities that apply that knowledge in regional...


In the Flow – Issue 3
May 2014

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project targets the improvement of water quality in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region and Belarus. Issue 3 of In the Flow, the project newsletter, features a...


Facing the Future Together
May 2014

This leaflet introduces the LOCSEE project (Low Carbon South East Europe), a two-year initiative aimed at strengthening the capacities and knowledge of public authorities and other institutions in South Eastern Europe in relation to climate...


Carbon Lowdown – Issue 1
April 2014

The LOCSEE (Low Carbon South East Europe) project builds the capacities of institutions dealing with climate change and strengthens the involvement of key stakeholders in policy development across the SEE region. The first project newsletter,...


Keeping Balance
April 2014

The purpose of the Mobile 2020 project was to boost cycling levels in small and medium-sized communities in Central and Eastern Europe. This publication summarises Mobile 2020's accomplishments, assesses the current state of play of everyday...


Catalysing Change
April 2014

As the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a region that is highly vulnerable to a number of environmental stresses, the CEO Platform has been established to bring together visionary senior executives to show the way towards green economic...


Themis: Managing Natural Resources and Combating Environmental Crime
March 2014

This updated brochure describes the activities, outcomes and impacts of the Themis Network, a regional cooperation initiative between the environmental law enforcement units of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic...


In the Flow – Issue 2
February 2014

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project targets the improvement of water quality in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region and Belarus. Issue 2 of the newsletter features interviews with...


GreenSpace – Issue 4
February 2014

The Green Infrastructure Network is a partnership of 12 regions from across Europe. The partners are working together to promote the development and implementation of green infrastructure by exchanging experience and expertise, and by identifying,...


Airing Ideas
February 2014

The SEARCH II project (School Environment and Respiratory Health of Children) is a research project implemented within the international frameworks of the EU Action Plan on Environment and Health; and the World Health Organization's Children's...