The EU4Energy Initiative covers all support from the European Union (EU) to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It finances technical assistance projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
In the context of the EU4Energy Governance project, the Energy Charter Secretariat is cooperating closely with the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus in order to provide technical assistance to improve the rules and regulations governing the countries’ energy sectors. It has worked identify best practices in the EU that could correspond to each country's particular energy goals, needs and situations. Areas of work have included improving energy efficiency regulations and enforcement, enhancing the investment climate in countries’ energy sectors and promoting of stakeholder consultations among others.