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Water and Zero Pollution in the Eastern Neighbourhood

Team Europe Initiative


Territorial coverage: Eastern Neighbourhood region

Transformational Potential:

Improving people’s wellbeing in the partner countries while enabling a green transformation and post-COVID-19 green recovery in line with the European Green Deal.

The Team Europe Proposal:

1. Focus of this regional TEI will be on water and health, especially on:

  • Management of transboundary river basins;
  • Air quality;
  • Environmental monitoring and information.

2. Actions foreseen, support for:

  • Sustainable consumption and pollution reduction measures in line with EU and international legislation;
  • Effective framework for policy dialogue and implementation.

3. Indicative funding:

  • Regional programme (ENI funding), starts in late 2021;
  • NDICI;
  • AU - co-funding EUR 600 000;
  • FR - strong intention;
  • DE - likely to provide funding to the OECD (one of the programme’s implementing partners);
  • Regional or bilateral programmes;
  • The EFSD+.

Team Europe Actors


Geographical area


Thematic priority

Green deal


6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action