Environmental Assessment Watch


Environmental Assessment Watch (Implementation of SEA and EIA: civil society monitors the situation in countries)

Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) legislations are listed among key priorities in programing document  ”Eastern Partnership - 20 deliverables for 2020”. It is an ambitious task to implement them in accordance to EU directives and standards, in compliance with relevant Conventions (Espoo Convention and the SEA Protocol, Aarhus Convention), and make them applicable across all sectors. Both assessments provide procedural requirements for assessments of the impacts on environment from one procedure (SEA) on the plans and programs and form another procedure (EIA) on economical planned projects, and thus contributing to better governance for sustainable development.

AA countries (Ukraine and Moldova) and non-AA (Belarus) countries have very different conditions, which may be compared and analyzed for further developing of environmental human rights and environmental democracy. The project investigates the situation in three EaP countries and in one EU country - Bulgaria, collecting good and bad examples and making them known at international level. Our experts learn from each other to find out the best solutions for monitoring implementation process and make it as visible for civil society as possible. We create a model system for civil society monitoring of SEA and EIA (Environmental Assessments Watch) and share this experience to other EaP countries.       


Project partners:

International charitable organization “Environment. People. Law” (EPL) (Ukraine)





Public Association “Ecohome” (Belarus)






 Public Association  EcoContact  (Moldova)




 Special expert - Plamen Peev, Blue Link (Bulgaria)  






Lead partner - International charitable organisation “Information Center “Green Dossier” (Ukraine)





Project news

“The project benefits from support through the EaP Civil Society Forum Re-granting Scheme and is funded by the European Union as part of its support to civil society in the region. Within its Re-granting Scheme, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) supports projects  its members that contribute to achieving the mission and objectives of the Forum.
The overall amount for the 2018 call for proposals is 250.000 EUR. Grants are available for CSOs from the Eastern Partnership and EU countries.
Key areas of support are democracy and human rights, economic integration, environment and energy, contacts between people, social and labour policies.”


Funded by the European Union

'This webpage  was created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ICO “Information Center “Green Dossier” and the Partners, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union'.