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					 ENP Shared Environmental
Information System project




         Meeting NSIs Directors
 of the Mediterranean partner countries
         Helsinki, 6-7 May 2010
    1. SEIS overview




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                                                                               EEA works with

                                                                                  EEA member countries
                                                                                  EEA collaborating
                                                                                  countries

                                                                               European Neighbourhood
                                                                                       Policy


                                                                                  ENP South

                                                                                  ENP East

                                                                                  Strategic Partnership


                                                                              Strategy for a new partnership
                                                                                     for Central Asia

                                                                                   Central Asia




    •EEA 32
    •Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo (under
    UNSCR 1244/99), Montenegro, Serbia
    •Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia
    •Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
    •Russian Federation
3   •Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan
                     SEIS vision
           From Reporting to Online Services
                 Current data reporting                                            Online information services
    Countries                                          Organisations   Countries                           Organisations


      MS                                                                    MS
                                                          EEA
                                                                                                                 EEA

            MS                                                                      MS
                       Data reporting


                                      Data reporting     OECD
     MS                                                                   MS                                     OECD
                            Data reporting


                MS                                                                   MS


                     Data reporting                       UNEP                                                   UNEP
                                                                          MS
     MS

                              Data reporting




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               SEIS is about…
    1. Shared (cooperation)
    • Political commitment (legislative/non-legislative)
    • Partnership (win-win)
    • Networking (connecting)
    2. Environmental Information (shared content)
    •   Horizontal integration (thematic)
    •   Vertical integration (local to global)
    •   Online access (near real time)
    •   For policy makers and public (multi-purpose)
    3. System (technology)
    • Existing ICT Infrastructure
    • Inspire, Reportnet, GMES,...
    • New e-Services (e-Government)

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    SEIS Conceptual Framework




                                                                                                                     Natural resources
                                                                                                 Integerated prod.
                     Climate Change


                                                 Biodiversity
                                      Land use




                                                                               Forests

                                                                                         Waste
                                                                Water

                                                                        Soil
              Air




                                                                                                                                         ...
                                            Data and information

                    Data and information services

          Reportnet, ICT, EEA SDI, Inspire, GMES,...



                Networking, Eionet, Group of 4, EPAs,
                    agreements, country visits...

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               SEIS implementation at EEA
                   Strategy 2009-2013

    •EEA data centre services i.e. air, climate change, biodiversity, water, land use
    •Core set of indicators
    •State and outlook of Europe’s environment 2010+
    •Assessment of Europe’s ecosystem services



    •Further Reportnet enhancements
    •Inspire implementation



    •SEIS country visits
    •Group of 4 SEIS impact assessment and implementation plan
    •GMES in-situ coordination
    •SEIS in the European neighbourhood (ENPI, Horizon2020)

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     Applying SEIS Conceptual
    Framework to ENP context
              Municipal waste,
             Urban waste water,           Data flows +
            Industrial emissions,         Indicator development
             Freshwater, Marine,
             air pollution etc. …


            Data and information          SEIS (tools and
                Services, SDI             systems)



                 Eurostat & NSIs, UNEP/MAP, UNECE etc.
                         Eionet bilateral coop?



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    What benefits will SEIS bring to EU?
     Increased flexibility and greater use of data
       • More efficient trans boundary & regional-level analyses
     Simplification and efficiency
       • Streamlining of data flows
       • Reduction in administrative burden and costs
     Better regulation, better policy
       • More consistent and integrated input from Member States
     Empowering citizens
       • Widespread availability of information
     Promoting Europe globally
       • Better profile for European approach in various global fora
     Boosting innovation and intelligent e-Services
       • eEurope, eGovernment, eEnvironment
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     Expected SEIS benefits for ENP regions

      Increased data consistency and comparability across
       regions & sectors
      Simplification and stronger partnership at national level
      Streamline and coordinate the existing national and
       regional SEIS developments
      Increased trust and cooperation at regional and
       international levels
      Facilitate data exchange and data sharing for multiple
       use
      Facilitate regional analysis and legal compliance
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     2. ENP/SEIS Project overview




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             ENP/SEIS project key features
     •   Specific objective : Gradually extend the Shared
         Environmental Information System (SEIS) principles in
         the ENP region
     •   Supporting EU policy frameworks: ENP, UfM, Eastern
         Partnership, H2020
     •   Thematic focus: water (fresh and marine), waste,
         industrial emissions, transboundary issues
     •   Beneficiaries:
         ‐   ENP South: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco,
             occupied Palestinian territory, Syria, Tunisia.
         ‐   ENP East: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova,
             Ukraine
         ‐   Russian Federation

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     •   Budget: 5.7 MEuro
Activities during project inception phase
     •       Staff recruitment: SEIS , Statistics, East project
             managers and technical support – in process
     •       Contracts:
         ‐      Framework contract for reporting – in place
         ‐      Framework contract SEIS activities (engage country
                expertise) – in evaluation
         ‐      Two SEIS state of play projects (with UNECE and UNEP/MAP)
                - in discussion
     •       Launch of the project:
         ‐      16 March: Presentation to EEA MB and Western Balkans
         ‐      23 March: East , Flagship (Eastern Partnership)
         ‐      24 March: South, with Commission Services and UNEP/MAP
         ‐      June /July (tbc): Kick off meeting with the countries
     •       Identify relevant networks in the ENP countries and
             related EC funded projects/activities
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     Expected outputs of inception phase

     • Overview of the current SEIS state of play as
       basis for defining implementation priorities
     • Endorsement by recipient ENP countries on the
       key findings and on the priorities
     • Agreement on the first phase of SEIS
       implementation plan (June2010-June 2011)
     • ENP project team in place
     • Available communication portal (cordination with
       CB/MAP)


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        Proposed activities 2010-2011 (1)
          (First year of implementation)
             Restricted                                                    Launch with
              Kick off                                                     the countries


  EEA                   Review indicator work (EEA CSI, WB CSI)


  UNEP/MAP              State of play Project                     Report



  UNECE                 State of play Project                     Report



  COUNTRIES             Identify relevant networks (contact points)

                            Map relevant projets and identify synergies
Other projects

Timeline         24 March                                                        June/July
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       Proposed activities 2010-2011 (2)
                   ENP team operational
 EEA               Country visits
                   Framework contracts (Reporting, IT, SEIS)

                   Potential linkages and additional support to WP UNEP/MAP 2010-2011
                   to Theme IV: Pollution prevention and control (4.1-4.2)
 UNEP/MAP          Potential
                   Joint work programme

                    Potential support to joint task force on indicators
 UNECE              Potential support to Assessment working group (AoA)
                    Join SEIS country visits

                    Regional workshop / Country visits
                    Call for evidence on assessment work
 COUNTRIES          Technical assistance based on needs
                    Steering Committee meetings
                    Review, Monitoring sub-group (through CB/MAP)


Other projects      share results, carry out join activities


Timeline     June/July                                                              December
               2010                                                                   2011
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       Linkages between with ENP and IPA
             activities (2010-2012)
                                 ENP East                       ENP South                      IPA project
                                                                                               BALKANS
                         Assist production of EECCA      Produce indicators and         Extend work on H2020
         DATA &          CSI by putting in place         scorecard to monitor           indicators
       INDICATORS        relevant data flows             progress under H2020           Based on regular data
                                                                                        flows


                         Contribution to                 Produce a trial indicator-     Inclusion in the H2020
                         SOER2010/Astana                 based report on key            reporting
       REGIONAL          conference                      priorities for Med.
      ASSESSMENT

                         Strenghten reporting            Build capacities in H2020      Participation to H2020 and
                         capacities in the region and    priority areas                 RMR activities
       NETWORKING &      share experiences
     CAPACITY BUILDING


     COMMUNICATION &     Indicators and reports on-line, newsletters
                         Linkage with relevant partners&initiatives, regular meetings
      COORDINATION       SC - CB/MEP components


                           Gradually develop elements for a Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS)
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           SEIS
               SEIS supporting legal compliance
                     to LRTAP Convention


Data request            Annual national activities

Data request                   Compilation
                 Raw                                        Reported   Disseminated
                               Calculations     Emissions
Data request     data                                        to CDR
                                 Models
Data request




     An example of SEIS principles - data is reported once and then is used
     many times by different stakeholders:
     UNECE, EEA, countries, research community etc.




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                       Data dissemination

     One data submission by countries → many users

     Data from countries reported on Centre Data Repository
      is:
     • accepted as an official delivery by UNECE;
     • used by UNECE/EEA in an annual data quality review
     • used to check progress against commitments under the Convention
     • made available in online dataviewers and maps by LRTAP and EEA
       for researchers, students, members of the public etc
     • used in indicators, reports, country bench-marking etc by
       international organisations and by countries themselves in national
       assessments


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                 SEIS and ENP
     Streamlining indicators developments



              Indicator Management Service


            EEA 32+6 CSI   •   EU Mediterranean Countries
                           •   ENP South
     IMS    H2020 CSI      •   West Balkans

                           •   ENP East + Russia
            EEC/CA CSI


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          Communication & dissemination

     •   Country visits
     •   Thematic workshops and seminars
     •   Annual steering meetings
     •   Web tools (Portal)
     •   Newsletter
     •   Indicator Management System
     •   EEA State of the Environment Reporting
         Information System (SERIS)


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                 Expected outcomes
     • Long term:
        ‐ Improved assessment of the quality of the environment
          at regional level by using Common tools and
          methodologies
        ‐ stronger institutional partnership at national level;
        ‐ Trained experts in all SEIS components (from data to
          assessments and communication)
        ‐ Improved regional cooperation and partnership with
          regional and international bodies
     • Short term: clear baseline of existing situation as
       basis for improved national and regional reporting


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                        Key challenges

     •   Identify relevant partners in the recipient countries
     •   Connect with the statistical networks
     •   Access to data and information
     •   Willingness to cooperate and share information at
         national and regional levels
     •   Language
     •   National support / absorption capacity during
         implementation
     •   Keep focus and avoid duplications by streamlining
         initiatives
     •   Political stability in the ENP regions and sub-regions

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     Thank you for your attention!




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