Printed publications


School 2.0: How to build a healthy environment
December 2015

Indoor air quality is one of the main environmental determinants of health in schools. Because more than 70 million children in Europe spend up to eight hours each day in school, it is vital to minimise air-related health hazards, especially for...


Information on the move
December 2015

OPTIMUM is an EU-funded project that looks beyond state-of-the-art IT solutions to improve transit, freight transportation and traffic connectivity throughout Europe. The project aims to bring proactive and problem-free mobility to modern...


Air Pack factsheets
December 2015

The Air Pack is an online resource toolkit aimed at helping teachers to prepare and deliver lessons on indoor air quality problems in schools. The toolkit is based on the results of two phases...


Air Pack lesson plans
December 2015

The Air Pack is a resource toolkit aimed at helping teachers to prepare and deliver lessons on indoor air quality problems in schools. The toolkit is based on the results of two phases of...


In the Flow – Issue 7
November 2015

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 7 of In the Flow offers an overview of how...


Policy Watch No. 2
November 2015

The second edition of the SEiSMiC policy watch papers describes urban trends at the global, European and local levels. At the global level, this edition covers the Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015 in New York; and the global...


Enhancing Climate Resilience in Agriculture in Southern Ukraine
November 2015

This publication contributes to filling knowledge gaps in terms of practices and policies to combat climate change in the agricultural sector in Southern Ukraine. The aim is to provide information for decision makers and practitioners, including...


Course for Sustainability for Ukraine
November 2015

The Course for Sustainability for Ukraine supported community efforts in Ukraine to address country-specific challenges related to sustainable development. Four case studies formed the basis of discussions during the course, with the aim of...


SEiSMiC's new view on public space
November 2015

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...


Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change
October 2015

This brochure presents activities carried out in the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) between 2009 and 2015 under two phases of a programme funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation. During the second phase of the...


Forest Fire Country Studies
October 2015

This series of studies on forest fires was prepared under the project “Addressing the risks of forest fires in South Eastern Europe”, implemented in the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) in synergy with the...


Forest Fires in South Eastern Europe
October 2015

In the context of the project “Addressing the risks of forest fires in South Eastern Europe”, implemented in the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) in synergy with the Themis Network, six country studies were...


Inspiring change in transport networks
August 2015

New IT solutions are needed to improve traffic, transit and freight connectivity throughout Europe. This leaflet outlines the goals of the OPTIMUM project and describes how it aims to ensure proactive and problem-free mobility in modern transport...


Making a Splash
August 2015

The WATER SUM project promotes the more sustainable use of water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. As outlined in this leaflet, the goal of the project is to reinforce integrated resources management and regional...


Healing the Waters
August 2015

The exploitation and management of water resources have played a vital role in shaping our civilisation. Feats of engineering, such as Roman aqueducts and Turkish baths, illustrate centuries of sustainable water use. The REC’s mission is to...


An unfolding story
June 2015

The REC is 25 years old and going strong. As the organisation defines its role for the coming years it can look back on a quarter of a century of landmark achievements and valuable contributions to local initiatives and global solutions. The story...


Clean Energy Perspectives – Issue 7
May 2015

EC2 is a hub of excellence, providing support to the Chinese Government and key Chinese and European players in the energy sector. Through the transfer of technologies, policy advisory services, capacity building and awareness raising, the...


In the Flow – Issue 6
May 2015

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 6 of In the Flow features an interview...


Prut River Basin: Key water issues
May 2015

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project aims to improve the quality of water in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region, including Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. One of the specific...


Central Kura Basin District: Key water issues
May 2015

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project aims to improve the quality of water in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region, including Azerbaijan. One of the specific objectives is to improve...


New urban governance in SEiSMiC countries
April 2015

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...


SmartMove factsheets
April 2015

The SmartMove project aims to make public transport a more attractive option for people who live in rural areas. This series of factsheets, produced in English and in the local languages of the project partner countries, provides additional...


Upper Dnieper River Basin: Key water issues
March 2015

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project aims to improve the quality of water in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region, including Belarus and Ukraine. One of the specific objectives is to...


Chorokhi-Adjaristskali River Basin: Key water issues
March 2015

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project aims to improve the quality of water in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region and Belarus, including Georgia. One of the specific objectives is to...


Akhuryan Basin Management Area: Key water issues
March 2015

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project aims to improve the quality of water in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region and Belarus, including Armenia. One of the specific objectives is to...


China-EU Energy Cooperation
March 2015

The Europe-China Clean Energy Centre (EC2) cooperation project was launched in 2010 and is supported by the European Commission, the National Energy Administration of China, the Ministry of Commerce of China, and the Italian Ministry for the...


Bringing Out the Best
March 2015

The SECTOR project supported environmental civil society organisations (CSOs) in Belarus and Moldova to become strong and equal partners for sustainable development. This publication focuses on the SECTOR grants programme, which provided...


Everyone's a Winner
January 2015

This book charts the growing prestige of the CIVITAS Initiative’s Awards over 10 years, from 2004 to 2013, and, more importantly, puts the spotlight on the winning cities and their achievements. The annual CIVITAS Awards can be considered...


Getting people on board!
January 2015

The SmartMove project aims to make public transport a more attractive option for people who live in rural environments. This brochure describes how the SmartMove project is promoting the innovative concept of active mobility consultancy campaigns...


A data platform for SEE climate scenarios and indicators
January 2015

The use of climate scenarios and impact indicators is an important aspect of cooperation between the research community and decision makers. This leaflet describes how the OrientGate project focused on mapping the various methodologies, tools and...