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EU4Energy is a new European Union (EU) initiative that works with the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) to support the elaboration and implementation of energy policies that reduce their energy dependence and intensity, bolster their resilience and open up new opportunities for efficient low-carbon economies that further advance citizens' well-being.

Building upon the previous INOGATE Programme, which lasted from 1996 to 2016, EU4Energy has a four-year time horizon from 2016 to 2020 and is funded by the EU.

The Energy Charter Secretariat is pleased to participate in EU4Energy Initiative as an implementing partner since all participating countries have signed the Energy Charter Treaty, as well as the Energy Efficiency Protocol, and are Energy Charter Conference members. They all have long-standing working relationships with the Energy Charter Secretariat.


Partner Countries

The EU4Energy Governance project, part of the EU4Energy Initiative, works with the six Eastern Partnership countries to strengthen their legislative and regulatory frameworks, to draft policy recommendations, and to help identify investment opportunities in key strategic energy infrastructure projects. While the Energy Community Secretariat delivers technical assistance to GeorgiaMoldova and Ukraine, the Energy Charter Secretariat works on technical cooperation with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus. The Energy Charter Secretariat is currently implementing the second year Working Programme with the three partner countries (click to view country sections):


Partner Organisations

The EU4Energy Initiative comprises several international organisations working closely with partner countries. The International Energy Agency (IEA) is responsible first for working with statistics agencies in the region to improve their energy statistics and data management as well as to expand their use in decision- and policy-making, particularly on the demand side; second, for shaping regional discussions and "policy pathways" in the security, sustainability and market realms across neighbouring partner countries; and third, for creating a go-to web-portal hosting publicly accessible statistics and additional comprehensive sources of information on energy infrastructure, policy developments and investment projects in each focus country.

In parallel, the Energy Charter Secretariat and the Energy Charter Secretariat are responsible for providing technical assistance in elaborating and enhancing the legislative and regulatory environment in participating countries' energy sectors in line with their EU obligations and/or with best EU practice. The EU Neighbours East Info Centre promotes the positive impact of EU-funded actions in the energy sector in the 11 partner countries through public awareness raising campaigns and actions publishing news, stories, and audio-visual material highlighting the results of EU-funded energy projects and programmes. 


Ms Bilyana ChobanovaMs Anna Nosichenko
EU4Energy Project ManagerEU4Energy Financial Controller
Tel.: +32 2 775 98 53Tel.: +32 2 775 98 21
E-mail: Bilyana.Chobanova@encharter.orgE-mail: