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Community action programme for environmental NGOs

A new Community action programme promoting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) primarily active in the field on environmental protection has been adopted by the Council of the European Union.

The action programme, which will run from 1 January 1998 to 31 December 2001, is i...
A new Community action programme promoting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) primarily active in the field on environmental protection has been adopted by the Council of the European Union.

The action programme, which will run from 1 January 1998 to 31 December 2001, is intended to promote the activities of environmental NGOs active at a European level. Community financial assistance may be provided, within the framework of this programme, for activities which are of Community interest, which contribute significantly to the further development and implementation of Community environmental policy and legislation and meet the principles underlying the Community's Fifth Action Programme for the Environment. A budget of ECU 10.6 million will be made available for this purpose for the duration of the programme.

Areas of activity eligible for Community financial assistance under the programme are as follows:

- A. Information on the environment:
. Facilitating a dialogue and exchange of information between environment organizations operating at European level and Community institutions;
. Developing information and documentation infrastructures on environment protection for use by professionals and policy makers and for diffusion of information to pre-identified target groups;

- B. Analysis of environmental activities:
. Support and coordination of environmental projects increasing the multiplier effect of project results;
. Reporting on the level, extent and nature of environmental problems which could be treated at Community level and with regard to which the Community could be more active;
. Analytical reviews on the penetration of the environmental dimension in other areas covered by Community policies;

- C. Cooperation between actors in the environment and NGOs active at European level:
. Promotion of cooperation between partners identified by the Fifth Action Programme for the Environment;
. Encouragement of a multisectoral approach to environment protection;
. Activities complementing Community programmes with national, regional and local environmental activities operating in the not-for-profit sector.

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